# Monthly Archives: March 2009

## Color Schemes for R Bar Plots

March 1, 2009
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A recurrent source of irritation for me is the absence of a good default behavior in R for choosing the color scheme for bar plots. A stacked bar plot looks only as good as the color scheme you use. In hope of finding a usable scheme that I could settl...

## Your flight is moving …

March 1, 2009
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THE VALUE OF NOT FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS As Shane Frederick has noted, if you say “A bat and a ball cost $1.10. The bat costs$1 more than the ball. How much is the ball?”, you will notice that the vast majority of your friends will say “10 cents” instead of the correct “5 cents”, because

## Rcpp 0.6.4

March 1, 2009
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A new maintenance version of Rcpp (now at 0.6.4) was just pushed to CRAN and has been uploaded to Debian. Rcpp is a set of utility classes that provide interfaces for transferring the major R data types to C++ and back which makes it easier to extend R with dynamically loadable code written in C or C++. This version changes how use...

## What is R?

March 1, 2009
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Highlights R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and MacOS.   If you wish to download R, please choose your preferred CRAN mirror. Basic questions about R like how to download and install the software, or what the license terms are, are answered

## What is R?

March 1, 2009
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Highlights R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and MacOS.   If you wish to download R, please choose your preferred CRAN mirror. Basic questions ...