Monthly Archives: November 2009

R Tutorial Series: Scatterplots

November 12, 2009
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R Tutorial Series: Scatterplots

A scatterplot is a useful way to visualize the relationship between two variables. Similar to correlations, scatterplots are often used to make initial diagnoses before any statistical analyses are conducted. This tutorial will explore the ways in whic...

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Canabalt

November 12, 2009
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Canabalt

At the office today, I got into a discussion with two of my fellow graduate students about the distribution of scores you can get while playing Canabalt. Because (1) the layout of the levels in the game is fully randomized and (2) the difficulty of certain actions (specifically jumping through windows) is exceptionally high, we

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Graph Examples from Visualizing Data by William Cleveland

November 12, 2009
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Graph Examples from Visualizing Data by William Cleveland

The trellis graphics approach was pioneered by various statistical researchers and the ideas are used extensively in the book “Visualizing Data” by William Cleveland. There are various resources on the website for trellis graphics including S code for creating the majority of the graphs that appear in the book. Inspired by efforts on the Learning

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Sweave-Lyx from terminal on Mac

November 12, 2009
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Mark Heckmann writes:In your paper "Using Sweave with Lyx" (great work bty) you pointed out that one can see the sweave error code when processing when starting lyx from the terminal. I just changed from Windows to Mac so that's new for me. Could you s...

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Sweave-Lyx from terminal on Mac

November 12, 2009
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Mark Heckmann writes:In your paper "Using Sweave with Lyx" (great work bty) you pointed out that one can see the sweave error code when processing when starting lyx from the terminal. I just changed from Windows to Mac so that's new for me. Could you s...

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Example 7.17: The Smith College diploma problem

November 12, 2009
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Example 7.17: The Smith College diploma problem

Smith College is a residential women's liberal arts college in Northampton, MA that is steeped in tradition. One such tradition is to give each student at graduation a diploma at random (or more accurately, in a haphazard fashion). At the end of the ceremony, a diploma circle is formed, and students pass the diplomas that they receive to...

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Create Animations in PDF Documents Using R

November 11, 2009
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ince animation 1.0-9, we will be able to create a PDF document with an animation embedded in it; the function is saveLatex(), and its usage is similar to saveMovie() and saveSWF(): you pass an R expression for creating animations to this function, and this expression will be evaluated in the function; the image frames get

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Introduction à Monte Carlo en R

November 11, 2009
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Introduction à Monte Carlo en R

Following a proposal by Springer-Verlag Paris, I have decided to translate Introducing Monte Carlo Methods with R with George Casella into French, since a new collection of R books (in French) is planed for the Spring of 2010. The translation will a priori be done by Joachim Robert and Robin Ryder, under my supervision and

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Rcpp 0.6.8

November 10, 2009
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As memtioned when I announced release 0.6.7 of Rcpp two days ago, a new version 0.6.8 was due because of my oversight of also adapting Makevars.win (used on that other OS) to the new file layout.So 0.6.8 went onto CRAN and into Debian earlier in th...

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Rcpp 0.6.8

November 10, 2009
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As memtioned when I announced release 0.6.7 of Rcpp two days ago, a new version 0.6.8 was due because of my oversight of also adapting Makevars.win (used on that other OS) to the new file layout. So 0.6.8 went onto CRAN and into Debian earlier in the ...

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