Monthly Archives: December 2009

Advances in Social Science Research Using R

December 5, 2009
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Advances in Social Science Research Using R

This seems to be a book worth buying: http://www.springer.com/statistics/business/book/978-1-4419-1763-8It will come out in May 2010.

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Because it’s Friday: The Earth, with rings

December 4, 2009
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To wind down your afternoon, relax and enjoy the view from various places around the globe of the Earth's rings in the sky ... if the Earth, like Saturn, had rings subject to the Roche Limit. YouTube: What Earth Would Look Like With Rings Like Saturn

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[S. Lynch] Introduction to Applied Bayesian Statistics and Estimation for Social Scientists

December 4, 2009
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[S. Lynch] Introduction to Applied Bayesian Statistics and Estimation for Social Scientists

Well, that’s a good book that you shouldn’t miss “Introduction to Applied Bayesian Statistics and Estimation for Social Scientists”. Why you shouldn’t miss it? Coz, it’s practical and I mean p r a c t i c a l big time!!! I don’t own tons of (traditionally) printed books but that’s one of the few breaking

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How R is disrupting a billion-dollar market

December 4, 2009
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Zack Urlocker, the EVP for Products at MySQL before it was acquired by Sun (and now an executive at Sun) has written an article at InfoWorld suggesting that the recent rash of articles looking at how IBM's acquisition of SPSS is affecting the BI market dominated by SAS are downplaying the real agent of change in the space: R....

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R information

December 4, 2009
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R information

http://romainfrancois.blog.free.fr/index.php?

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In case you missed it: November roundup

December 4, 2009
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from last month of particular interest to R users. This post demonstrated reader Paul Bleicher's code for visualizing a time series as a heat-map calendar. This post and followup showed (with thanks to Drew Conway) how to use R to perform social network analysis on live data from Twitter. This...

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swfDevice: Help Wanted (Windows Build) and Outlook

December 3, 2009
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swfDevice is an R package I am developing that produces swf (flash) files natively from R. If anyone can step up and help get a working windows build up and running that would be great! I have little expertise with windows and I am just about stuck as what to do next. The task involved

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Using Git with R-Forge OR Adding an local Git branch to track an Subversion Repo

December 3, 2009
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These instructions were originally from instructions from my friend Charlie. I really like to use Github but R-Forge has alot of nice features for package development, so why not get the best of both worlds. Say you have a git repo (with an R package or something else) but want to create a local brach

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R2admb

December 3, 2009
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R2admb

I gave R2admb a test run and found it quite promising. The design is simple: to have a simple interface between R and ADMB so ADMB can get input from R and can send output back to R for further processing. This does not eliminate the trouble of writing...

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My Five Rules for Data Visualization

December 3, 2009
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My Five Rules for Data Visualization

Tonight the NYC R Meetup will be discussing data visualization in R using ggplot2. As part of tonight’s meeting I will be providing a very brief show and tell, which includes mostly code examples and external resources. This exercise has had me thinking quite a bit about data visualization. In addition, a

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