Monthly Archives: August 2007

Programing as a higher craft

August 11, 2007
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Programing as a higher craft

In his keynote speech at the useR! meeting John Chambers of Statistics research at Bell Labs (one of the founders of the S System, which subsequently gave rise to the R project) asked the question what is programing? As it … Continue reading →

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rgl: R and OpenGL

August 11, 2007
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rgl: R and OpenGL

There were many presentations at the useR! meeting showing off amazing graphics that I had no idea R was capable of. It is clear to me that graphically speaking I have been living in the dark ages until now. One … Continue reading →

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Things overheard at the useR! meeting

August 11, 2007
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Things overheard at the useR! meeting

Here are a few things I overheard at the useR! meeting. These comments and quotes do not necessarily represent my opinions (although many do) and since many of them were overheard in informal discussions and rants I will not name … Continue reading →

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Report from the useR! meeting in Ames

August 10, 2007
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Report from the useR! meeting in Ames

I was not sure what to expect at this meeting. The only thing I was certain about was that I was not about to experience wiener schnitzels, waltz and Austrian high culture (in contrast to last years useR! meeting). Despite … Continue reading →

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Looking for a few good beta testers

August 7, 2007
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Looking for a few good beta testers

Sitting in a dreary hotel room in San Jose with Interstate 101 on my left and a burger joint/truck stop on my right (see previous post Report from the meeting of the Ecological Society of America in San Jose for … Continue reading →

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RinWIN: Character eaten by cmd or Powershell? R.exe or Rterm.exe?

August 6, 2007
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Problem Description: When running R2.6.0(built with MinGW) in PowerShell (PS> /bin/R.exe), one can exit the running code with CTRL-C. However, the following situation is rather cratchy : the shell would (almost always) consequently omit the first ch...

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GillespieSSA poster

August 3, 2007
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GillespieSSA poster

Finished my poster for the useR! 2007 meeting. It is also posted on the GillespieSSA web page as part of the package documentation. Now, all I have to do is show it off in Ames next week…, oh, and I … Continue reading →

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