Monthly Archives: April 2009

Inference for R

April 8, 2009
By

I got a message from Inference for R team. Their work is interesting, especially if you are bound to MS Excel and Word environment! It would be great if they would also support OpenOffice. They "benefit" from open source R and it would be great if they...

Read more »

Inference for R

April 8, 2009
By

I got a message from Inference for R team. Their work is interesting, especially if you are bound to MS Excel and Word environment! It would be great if they would also support OpenOffice. They "benefit" from open source R and it would be great if they...

Read more »

Marriage and Happiness

April 7, 2009
By

The Pew Research Center just published a piece reviewing their finding that people who are married report significantly greater levels of happiness than those who are unmarried. I always enjoy this result, particularly because of contemporary Western c...

Read more »

R: Building functions – using default settings that can be modified via the dot-dot-dot / three point argument

April 7, 2009
By
R: Building functions – using default settings that can be modified via the dot-dot-dot / three point argument

Before you read this post, please have a look at Enrique’s comment below. He pointed out that the built-in R function modifyList() already does what I wanted to describe in this post. Well, I live to learn :) I was wondering how I could write a function that uses default settings but accepts a list

Read more »

Helpful statistical references

April 7, 2009
By
Helpful statistical references

In a previous article I provided a list of R programming resources. As a complement to that post, I’ve compiled a list of statistically oriented websites that colleagues and I have found useful below. For the most part, these sites focus on statistics and quantitative research methods rather than programming. This first grouping lists sites The post Helpful...

Read more »

Helpful statistical references

April 7, 2009
By

In a previous article I provided a list of R programming resources. As a complement to that post, I've compiled a list of statistically oriented websites that colleagues and I have found useful below. For the most part, these sites focus on statistic...

Read more »

PDQ 5.0 is on the Launch Pad

April 4, 2009
By
PDQ 5.0 is on the Launch Pad

PDQ (Pretty Damn Quick) major release 5.0 is on the launch pad at Cape SourceForge. Because of a potential collision with the North Korean ICBM/satellite launch, we won't be filling the main liquid-hydrogen tank until next week (we don't want PDQ blame...

Read more »

Modern Microprocessor MIPS

April 2, 2009
By
Modern Microprocessor MIPS

The question of how modern microprocessors compare with mainframe processors of yore, arises from time to time. The vernacular rate metric that has persisted for a long time (long in the history of computers, that is) is MIPS. Whether you approve of M...

Read more »

Rcpp 0.6.5

April 1, 2009
By

A minor new maintenance release 0.6.5 of Rcpp just went off to CRAN and Debian. This version corrects a small oversight for the OS X build, and adds the LGPL as file COPYING to the sources.

Read more »

Rcpp 0.6.5

April 1, 2009
By

A minor new maintenance release 0.6.5 of Rcpp just went off to CRAN and Debian. This version corrects a small oversight for the OS X build, and adds the LGPL as file COPYING to the sources.

Read more »