Monthly Archives: March 2007

Reading data from microsoft access files in linux

March 28, 2007
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Some of the Census 2001 data are in microsoft access files (having filename extensions .mdb). A microsoft access file can have several tables inside, each of which contains data. There is a software called mdbtools that can be used to read access files. The command mdb-tables can be used to see the names of tables

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SAS weirdness

March 21, 2007
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From time to time, I'll complain about the weirdness of SAS, the statistical analysis program of choice for much of the pharmaceutical industry. This post is one such complaint.Why, oh why, does SAS not directly give us the asymptotic variance of the M...

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simple.scatterplot: Two way distributions

March 21, 2007
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John Verzani’s book has a title page that shows a scatterplot with histograms of x and y variables along the two axes. It is a very powerful way of looking at two distributions. The plot was generated through a function simple.scatterplot. The function is made available as part of the UsingR package, which can be

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Graphics (base, grid and lattice) in RNews

March 20, 2007
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R News 2(2) has papers on grid and lattice packages. R News 3(2) has papers on base, grid and gridBase. Essential stuff for anybody trying to master R graphics V.

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Static and dynamic graphics course, July 2007, Salt Lake City

March 5, 2007
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We're pleased to announce a one day course covering static and dynamic graphics using R, ggplot and GGobi. The course will be held just before the JSM, on Saturday, 28 July 2007, in Salt Lake City. The course will be presented by Dianne Cook and Hadley...

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Static and dynamic graphics course, July 2007, Salt Lake City

March 5, 2007
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We're pleased to announce a one day course covering static and dynamic graphics using R, ggplot and GGobi. The course will be held just before the JSM, on Saturday, 28 July 2007, in Salt Lake City. The course will be presented by Dianne Cook and Hadley...

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