Monthly Archives: January 2009

A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using R – Everitt and Hothorn (2006)

January 31, 2009
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Title: A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using RAuthor(s): Brian S. Torvitt; Torsten HothornPublisher/Date: Chapman & Hall/2006Statistics level: Intermediate to advancedProgramming level: Intermediate Overall recommendation: Highly recommended ...

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State-of-the-art in parallel computing with R: New paper

January 30, 2009
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A few weeks ago, we finished a paper that surveys the current state of parallel computing with R. The paper was lead by Markus Schmidberger and written while he was visiting the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The co-authors are Martin Morgan, myself, Hao Yu, Luke Tierney and Ulrich Mansmann. The paper is now available as a technical report from LMU...

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Importing Generic Function from Other Package: A Tip on Writing a R Package

January 30, 2009
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I did not know this and had to spend the whole week to figure out what's wrong with my code. I was updating the mi package. While I was doing code checking procedure, I always got a error message that I did not know what was going on. I remember last...

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Importing Generic Function from Other Package: A Tip on Writing a R Package

January 30, 2009
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I did not know this and had to spend the whole week to figure out what's wrong with my code. I was updating the mi package. While I was doing code checking procedure, I always got a error message that I did not know what was going on. I remember last...

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Visualizing Eigenfactors

January 30, 2009
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These interactive graphics are simply beautiful. And they just so happen to be profoundly informative about the structure of modern science as well. Here’s to the hope that we will see more work from Moritz Stefaner soon that shows how our aesthetic ...

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Runing R in the Command Mode in the Window system

January 29, 2009
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Just when I am about to convert myself into a Linux user, I found this. Running R in the command mode in the Window system is much faster. Here is a simple test:in the Window interface:> system.time(rnorm(1000000)%*%rnorm(1000000)) user system elapsed 1.06 0.05 1.14 in the...

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Runing R in the Command Mode in the Window system

January 29, 2009
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Just when I am about to convert myself into a Linux user, I found this. Running R in the command mode in the Window system is much faster. Here is a simple test:in the Window interface:> system.time(rnorm(1000000)%*%rnorm(1000000)) user system elapsed 1.06 0.05 1.14 in the...

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MCMCglmm package for R

January 29, 2009
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MCMCglmm package for R

Jarrod Hadfield published MCMCglmm package on CRAN. The package can fit generalised linear mixed models via MCMC methods. Bellow is the abstract from the vignette. The list of supported models is quite impressive. Nice job Jarrod! This is not the first...

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InDesign: Export Selection to PDF

InDesign: Export Selection to PDF

I abuse Adobe InDesign sometimes for creating artwork, for instance to make gant diagrams. Usually, I do not want to export a complete page to pdf in those cases, but only the boxes and text that’s going to make up the illustration. Automaticatio...

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Controlling margins and axes with oma and mgp

January 26, 2009
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When creating graphs, we're usually most concerned with what happens near the center of our displays, as this is where most of the important information is generally held. But sometimes, either for aesthetics or clarity, we want to adjust what's outsi...

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