Monthly Archives: January 2010

Latin squares design in R

January 6, 2010
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Latin squares design in R

The Latin square design is used where the researcher desires to control the variation in an experiment that is related to rows and columns in the field.Remember that: * Treatments are assigned at random within rows and columns, with each treatment once per row and once per column. * There are equal numbers...

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littler 0.1.3

January 5, 2010
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A new littler release (now at 0.1.3) just went out of the door this evening. littler provides r (pronounced littler), a shebang / scripting / quick eval / pipelining front-end to the the R language and system. This version adds a few minor behind-...

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littler 0.1.3

January 5, 2010
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A new littler release (now at 0.1.3) just went out of the door this evening. littler provides r (pronounced littler), a shebang / scripting / quick eval / pipelining front-end to the the R language and system. This version adds a few minor behind-the...

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littler 0.1.3

January 5, 2010
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A new littler release (now at 0.1.3) just went out of the door this evening. littler provides r (pronounced littler), a shebang / scripting / quick eval / pipelining front-end to the the R language and system. This version adds a few minor behind-...

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Typos in Chapter 2

January 5, 2010
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Typos in Chapter 2

When grading homeworks for my Monte Carlo graduate class, I found that my students had pointed out two typos in the exercises of Chapter 2 of “Introducing Monte Carlo Methods with R”. – In Exercise 2.17, question d. should be “d. Show that the maximum of is attained at .“ – In Exercise 2.21, in item

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Transitions and transversions in R

January 5, 2010
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Transitions and transversions in R

A couple of months ago I wrote the following R function to calculate the number of transitions and transversions between DNA sequences in an alignment. The function is fairly slow (an alignment of ~100 sequences, 800 bp in length takes around 30 second...

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Setting the HTML title tag in SAS ODS (the right way)

January 5, 2010
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Setting the HTML title tag in SAS ODS (the right way)

In our department and various places on the Intertubes, SAS programmers set the HTML title tag (which sets the title in web browsers and on search engines) in ODS using the headtext option: ods html headtext="<title>My great report</title>" /* wrong! */ file="foo.html"; This may work in some situations, but it’s ugly and wrong. To see

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Announcing r-ORM: A Pure R Object-Relational Mapper

January 5, 2010
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My apologies for the long break between posts. Before the end of this week I’ll return to my series of posts on image processing in R. In the intervening time, I’ve finished a piece of code that I’d like to officially release to the public. The code in question is a very minimal object-relational mapper

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Analyzing a FriendFeed group with Ruby and R

January 5, 2010
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Analyzing a FriendFeed group with Ruby and R

FriendFeed is a social media service, where groups of people can post interesting information from the Web, and "like" or comment posts from others. Statistical Bioinformatician Neil Saunders is a member of the "Life Scientists" group, and has posted an analysis of the group's activity in 2009 to his blog. He used Ruby and the FriendFeed API to extract...

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R Journal 1/2

January 5, 2010
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R Journal 1/2

R Journal 1/2 is out! Grab it from here.

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