## haven 0.1.0

March 4, 2015
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I’m pleased to announced that the new haven package is now available on CRAN. Haven makes it easy to read data from SAS, SPSS and Stata. Haven has the same goal as the foreign package, but it: Can read binary SAS7BDAT files. Can read Stata13 files. Always returns a data frame. (Haven also has experimental

## ASA DataFest 2015 at UCLA

What is DataFest? DataFest is a team competition, where a team of up to 5...

## How to Speak Data Science

March 4, 2015
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Data Science has its own language. So, if you want to have at least a slight chance of surviving in the enterprise world of tomorrow -with its obsessive focus...

## A modular Rmarkdown workbook in action I’m now using a…

March 4, 2015
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A modular Rmarkdown workbook in action I’m now using a properly modular Rmarkdown workbook, and really quite chuffed with it! I’ve seen discussion of electronic...

## Creating an Analytics Ecosystem by integrating ModSpace and RStudio Server Professional

March 4, 2015
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By Richard Pugh – Commercial Director, (UK). As the importance of using analytics to drive decision making continues to grow at pace, so too does the need to make...

## Extracting the original data from a heatmap image

March 4, 2015
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The paper Analysis of the Linux Kernel Evolution Using Code Clone Coverage analysed 136 versions of Linux (from 1.0 to 2.6.18.3) and calculated the amount of source code that...

## JASP

March 3, 2015
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JASP is an interesting project. It is based on R with additional facilities and functions such as automatic table generation. There appears to be an R package that provide...

## A Linear Congruential Generator (LCG) in R

March 3, 2015
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In my simulation classes, we talk about how to generate random numbers. One of the techniques we talk about is the Linear Congruential Generator (LCG). Starting with a seed,...

## Plotly Graphs with Domino’s New R Notebook

March 3, 2015
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by Matt Sundquist co-founder of Plotly Domino's new R Notebook and Plotly's R API let you code, make interactive R and ggplot2 graphs, and collaborate entirely online. Here is...

## Google Summer of Code 2015

March 3, 2015
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The R Project has once again been selected as a mentoring organization for this year's Google Summer of Code (GSoC).  If you're not familiar with...

## Mapping Paris bikes stands

March 3, 2015
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A Sharp Sight Labs reader (and now student), Jason P. recently started learning data science. He has a background in data analysis (primarily with Excel and related tools in...

## Next Kölner R User Meeting: Friday, 6 March 2014

March 3, 2015
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The next Cologne R user group meeting is scheduled for this Friday, 6 March 2014 and we have an exciting agenda with two talks, followed...

## Supervised Classification, Logistic and Multinomial

March 2, 2015
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We will start, in our Data Science course,  to discuss classification techniques (in the context of supervised models). Consider the following case, with 10 points, and two classes (red...

March 2, 2015
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For the newcomers; scheduleR is a framework to deploy/schedule R tasks, reports and Shiny apps. The tool has an integrated logging and notification system to ease the maintenance...

## ComputerWorld’s R for Beginners Hands-On Guide

March 2, 2015
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Computerworld's Sharon Machlis has done a great service for the R community — and R especially novices — by creating the on-line Beginner's Guide to R. You can read...

## At the APS Observer: a profile of JASP

March 2, 2015
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The APS Observer has just published a profile of JASP, a graphical user interface designed to make statistics easier. It includes Bayesian procedures by means of the R and...

## Experiments in Time Series Clustering

March 2, 2015
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Last night I spotted this tweet about the R package TSclust. Thank you Pablo and Jose for #TSclust - time series clustering package in #rstats ! http://t.co/GBQtQnQ8Lr— Pasha...

## So What Can Text Analysis Do for You?

March 2, 2015
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Despite believing we can treat anything we can represent in digital form as “data”, I’m still pretty flakey on understanding what sorts of analysis we can easily do with...

## Electric Power System simulations using R

March 2, 2015
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This is a guest post by Ben Ubah. The field of electric power systems engineering relies heavily on computer simulations for analysis because of its nature. These computer simulations aid...

## Silhouettes

March 2, 2015
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Romeo, Juliet, balcony in silhouette, makin o’s with her cigarette, it’s juliet (Flapper Girl, The Lumineers) Two weeks ago I published this post for which designed two different visualizations. At the end,...

## R Markdown Tutorial by RStudio and DataCamp

March 1, 2015
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In collaboration with Garrett Grolemund, RStudio’s teaching specialist, DataCamp has developed a new interactive course to facilitate reproducible reporting of your R analyses. R Markdown enables you to generate...

## Using Tables for Statistics on Large Vectors

March 1, 2015
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$Using Tables for Statistics on Large Vectors$

This is the first post I’ve written in a while. I have been somewhat radio silent on social media, but I’m jumping back in. Now, I work with brain...

## drat 0.0.2: Improved Support for Lightweight R Repositories

March 1, 2015
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A few weeks ago we introduced the drat package. Its name stands for drat R Archive Template, and it helps with easy-to-create and easy-to-use repositories for R packages....

## Should I use premium Diesel? Setup

March 1, 2015
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Since I drive quite a lot, I have some interest in getting the most km out every Euro spent on fuel. One thing to change is the fuel. The...

## DOSE: an R/Bioconductor package for Disease Ontology Semantic and Enrichment analysis

February 28, 2015
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My R/Bioconductor package, DOSE, published in Bioinformatics. Summary: Disease ontology (DO) annotates human genes in the context of disease. DO is important annotation in translating molecular findings from high-throughput data...

## Book Review: Mastering Scientific Computing with R

February 28, 2015
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PACKT marketing guys again contact me to review their new book Mastering Scientific Computing with R.  The book 432 pages (including covers) book is consist of 10 chapters which...

## One weird trick to compile multipartite dynamic documents with Rmarkdown

February 28, 2015
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This afternoon I stumbled across this one weird trick an undocumented part of the YAML headers that get processed when you click the ‘knit’ button in...

## Playing around with #rstats twitter data

As a bit of weekend fun, I decided to briefly look into the #rstats twitter data that Stephen Turner collected and made available (thanks!). Essentially, this data set contains...