Monthly Archives: April 2009

2009 Chambers award winner announced

April 28, 2009
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We are pleased to announce that the judges of the Chambers Award have selected the winner of the 2009 competition: Yihui Xie, from the Renmin University of China. Yihui received this year's award for his submission "animation," an R package for using g...

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2009 Chambers award winner announced

April 28, 2009
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We are pleased to announce that the judges of the Chambers Award have selected the winner of the 2009 competition: Yihui Xie, from the Renmin University of China. Yihui received this year's award for his submission "animation," an R package for using g...

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R/Finance 2009 Overview

April 28, 2009
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R/Finance 2009 Overview

The first international R/Finance 2009 conference in Chicago, IL was a huge success! David Smith from REvolution Computing has written a great summary of the entire event. I'll take the lazy route and point you to his blog post. :)The first internati...

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Tips from the R-help list : shadow text in a plot and bumps charts

April 28, 2009
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Tips from the R-help list : shadow text in a plot and bumps charts

Stumbling across the R-help mailing-list I found, as often happens,  two threads in the spirit of this blog (of course, since they come from the list, the quality is higher): here you can find a function allowing  a shadow outline style for a...

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Review of ‘Analysis of Integrated and Cointegrated Time Series with R (2nd ed)’ in JSS

April 27, 2009
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A few weeks ago I wrote up a short review of Bernhard Pfaff's nice (but somewhat dry) Analysis of Integrated and Cointegrated Time Series with R (2nd ed) on unit root and cointegration modeling with R. This is now online at the Journal of Statistical S...

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Review of ‘Analysis of Integrated and Cointegrated Time Series with R (2nd ed)’ in JSS

April 27, 2009
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A few weeks ago I wrote up a short review of Bernhard Pfaff's nice (but somewhat dry) Analysis of Integrated and Cointegrated Time Series with R (2nd ed) on unit root and cointegration modeling with R. This is now online at the Journal of Statistical Software.

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Interesting R Packages

April 27, 2009
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  CHNOSZ Chemical thermodynamics library and activity diagram software   read more

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R / Finance 2009

April 26, 2009
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Our inaugural R / Finance conference, mentioned here twice is now over. We were fortunate to get seven outstanding invited keynote speakers, as well as eleven excellent presentations. This was preceded by four short tutorials (and I'll post slides fro...

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R / Finance 2009

April 26, 2009
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Our inaugural R / Finance conference, mentioned here twice is now over. We were fortunate to get seven outstanding invited keynote speakers, as well as eleven excellent presentations. This was preceded by four short tutorials (and I'll post slides from my Introduction to High-Performance Computing with R soon). With about 150 registered participants, plus keynoters, presenters, committee members, representatives from the sponsors (a quick shout of...

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Colors in the R terminal

April 24, 2009
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Colors in the R terminal

Today, I'd like to suggest a new R package that you can download from here. Still in its early development, the xterm256 package allows to print text in the R terminal using different colours. You can find more information here. The picture below depic...

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