Monthly Archives: April 2009

Real nice Boston Marathon writeup

April 23, 2009
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This article from the Boston Globe gives an excellent description of what running Boston last Monday was like, and why we keep coming back, almost regardless. The writer, for whom it was the fifth Boston and ninth total, expresses the range of emotions, expectations, frustrations, excitements, ups, downs, ... all of which form the challenge of racing a marathon in general, and...

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useR! 2009 acceptance: presenting influence.ME

April 23, 2009
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The organizing committee of the useR! 2009 conference just informed me, that my submission for presenting my extension package influence.ME, has been accepted! Influence.ME is a new R package that I’m currently developing, with the indispensable ...

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How to get ESS style indentation in textmate

April 23, 2009
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This should be standard in Textmate, I don't know why one has to go through so many steps to get it working:http://gragusa.wordpress.com/2007/11/11/textmate-emacs-like-indentation-for-r-files/

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How to get ESS style indentation in textmate

April 23, 2009
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This should be standard in Textmate, I don't know why one has to go through so many steps to get it working:http://gragusa.wordpress.com/2007/11/11/textmate-emacs-like-indentation-for-r-files/

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Boston Marathon 2009

April 22, 2009
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Monday was the 113th Boston Marathon. Just likein 2007 (and having skipped last year as I ran London the week before), I went as part of a group of local running friends. We once again had a blast---Boston on Marathon weekend is a real spectacle. Lots of people, lots of excitement, and this time even great weather.The race...

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Visulization of correlation matrix 2

April 22, 2009
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The plot.corr() function was updated, now it can1. Add colorkey and text labels more flexible.2. Reorder the variables using PCA or hierarchical clustering methods.3. Excellent in details.4. Other.What's more, I found a new method to display correlatio...

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Visulization of correlation matrix 2

April 22, 2009
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The plot.corr() function was updated, now it can1. Add colorkey and text labels more flexible.2. Reorder the variables using PCA or hierarchical clustering methods.3. Excellent in details.4. Other.What's more, I found a new method to display correlatio...

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R 2.9.0 is Out!

April 21, 2009
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R 2.9.0 is Out!

The new R 2.9.0 is out! Get it here. If you like take a look at these posts for some miscellaneous advices to make the upgrade easier.

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Getting at the internals of R functions

April 20, 2009
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I got asked the question the other day about how to get to the internals of a function. I realized that this was not something that I had covered yet on my tips blog. read more

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opentick is no more

April 17, 2009
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opentick is no more

After a year of "we plan to accept new subscribers shortly", opentick has shut its doors completely. As of March 20th, the opentick service is no longer available.From opentick.com:3/16/2009To opentick subscribers, friends, supporters, contributors an...

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