Monthly Archives: January 2010

Review of ‘Computational Statistics: An Introduction to R’ in JSS

January 7, 2010
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Somehow missed during the the end-of-year switchover was the fact that my review of Guenther Sawitzki's Computational Statistics: An Introduction to R (CRC / Chapman \& Hall, 2009) is now up on the Journal of Statistical Software website.

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Review of ‘Computational Statistics: An Introduction to R’ in JSS

January 7, 2010
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Somehow missed during the the end-of-year switchover was the fact that my review of Guenther Sawitzki's Computational Statistics: An Introduction to R (CRC / Chapman \& Hall, 2009) is now up on the Journal of Statistical Software website.

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Review of ‘Computational Statistics: An Introduction to R’ in JSS

January 7, 2010
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Somehow missed during the the end-of-year switchover was the fact that my review of Guenther Sawitzki's Computational Statistics: An Introduction to R (CRC / Chapman \& Hall, 2009) is now up on the Journal of Statistical Software website.

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Data Visualization and R Programming Books (Updated)

January 7, 2010
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Download "Getting Started with the Social Media Analytics Research Toolkit" (pdf, 1.25 megabytes) Download the Social Media Analytics Research Toolkit Download Code Like A Pirate - The #rstats Appliance from the SUSE Gallery Disclosure As you probably ...

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Samples per series/dataset in the NCBI GEO database

January 7, 2010
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Samples per series/dataset in the NCBI GEO database

Andrew asks: I want to get an NCBI GEO report showing the number of samples per series or data set. Short of downloading all of GEO, anyone know how to do this? Is there a table of just metadata hidden somewhere? At work, we joke that GEO is the only database where data goes in,

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Typos in Chapter 3

January 7, 2010
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Typos in Chapter 3

Here are two more typos in the exercises of Chapter 3 of “Introducing Monte Carlo Methods with R”. – due to the (later) inclusion of an extra-exercise in the book, the “above exercise” in Exercise 3.5 actually means Exercise 3.3. – in Exercise 3.11, question c, a line got commented by mistake in the LaTeX file and

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R’s exponential package growth, ctd.

January 7, 2010
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R’s exponential package growth, ctd.

Reader SK has collected the most recent data on R's package growth, through the latest 2.10 release. The three most recent releases fall slightly below the exponential growth line, which isn't altogether surprising (that's a lot of growth to sustain!). Another interesting thing to look at would be the combined rate of new packages submitted to CRAN and packages...

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Survey question biases and crowdsourcing

January 7, 2010
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It's common knowledge that the way you ask a question in a survey can bias the results you get. (It's been a staple of political pollsters since the dawn of time.) But Aaron Shaw from Dolores Labs has used an interesting technique to demonstrate that bias: crowdsourcing. He asked the same question of crowdsourced respondents assigned randomly to one...

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subsetting a matrix/array in R

January 7, 2010
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From the R-devel svn log. Nice addition… r50896 | falcon | 2010-01-05 12:05:31 -0800 (Tue, 05 Jan 2010) | 7 lines Changed paths: M /trunk/NEWS M /trunk/src/include/Defn.h M /trunk/src/library/base/man/Extract.Rd M /trunk/src/main/subassign.c M /trunk/src/main/subscript.c M /trunk/src/main/subset.c M /trunk/tests/Makefile.common A /trunk/tests/array-subset.R Allow n-dim arrays to be subsetted by an n-column character matrix The character matrix is converted

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Scatter plot with 4 axes labels and grid

January 7, 2010
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Scatter plot with 4 axes labels and grid

Ravi from this post (via Revolutions blog) wanted to check the code that produces the left panel of the Figure 3 from this article taken from the current issue of the R Journal. Below my attempt to reproduce the plot: rv <- seq(1.3, 2.9, .1)...

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