Monthly Archives: March 2010

R Tips in Stat 511

March 22, 2010
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R Tips in Stat 511

Here are some (trivial) R tips in the course Stat 511. I’ll update this post till the semester is over. Formatting R Code Reading code is pain, but the well-formatted code might alleviate the pain a little bit. The function tidy.source() in the animation package can help us format our R code automatically. By default

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RInside release 0.2.2

March 22, 2010
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The shiny new 0.2.2 release of RInside has just been uploaded to CRAN; it should hit mirrors tommorow. Sources are also at my RInside page. RInside is a set of convenience classes to facilitate embedding of R inside of C++ applications. It works parti...

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RInside release 0.2.2

March 22, 2010
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The shiny new 0.2.2 release of RInside has just been uploaded to CRAN; it should hit mirrors tommorow. Sources are also at my RInside page. RInside is a set of convenience classes to facilitate embedding of R inside of C++ applications. It works pa...

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R 2.11.0 scheduled for April 22

March 22, 2010
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Announced this morning on the r-announce mailing list is the impending release of R 2.11.0, scheduled for April 22. As usual, the release soon goes into a beta-test phase, with updated sources to be available on the 22nd and binaries to follow a few days thereafter.

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Charting SVN commits with R

March 22, 2010
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Charting SVN commits with R

Want to get a quick sense of who are the most active committers to your SVN project? Using just a few lines of R code and the SVN log file, reader and new R user Rhys Kidd created this chart to review commits to the Freespace 2 Source Code Project: Rhys posts the 6 lines of R code to...

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New FECHell 0.1.9

March 22, 2010
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Our FEC report file library FECHell has been updated to 0.1.9. The release includes a half dozen bug fixes and the following new features: Speed improvements – Schedule and field names names are matched by compiled regular expressions instead of brute-force string matching, resulting in a ~25% speed increase for large files. DEF file fixes

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Example 7.28: Bubble plots

March 22, 2010
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Example 7.28: Bubble plots

A bubble plot is a means of displaying 3 variables in a scatterplot. The z dimension is presented in the size of the plot symbol, typically a circle. The area or radius of the circle plotted is proportional to the value of the third variable. This c...

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A Visual History Of Twitter’s Growth (Updated 2010-08-23)

March 22, 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 How The Chart Was Made Whenever a Twitter user posts a tweet, an object is created and entered into t...

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March insanity

March 22, 2010
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So I took a brief break from ecology yesterday to pursue another project, modeling the NCAA bracket. I decided to run a stochastic simulation of the tournament. I know this has nothing to do with ecology, but I believe its a good exercise in modeling. Modeling has very little to do with the specifics of a...

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Health Care Reform vote

March 21, 2010
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Health Care Reform vote

A little bit of churn relative to the House’s 1st shot at this but otherwise a remarkably similar vote, with an estimated cutpoint almost at the same place; see some raw R output, below the fold, after the thumbnail… y is the vote to take up the Senate amendments; yEarly is the previous go at

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