Monthly Archives: March 2010

Because it’s Friday: Kittens, beware Tufte

March 19, 2010
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Because it’s Friday: Kittens, beware Tufte

Edward Tufte has been a tireless promoter of good infographics, and he's even taken some controversial steps to rid the world of chartjunk. But now he's gone too far: Then again, this chart from the Wall Street Journal could lead anyone to felinicide: What's wrong with a simple bar chart, WSJ? Mark Goetz: My New Wallpaper (via @sarahd23 and...

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Savage-Dickey [talk]

March 19, 2010
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Savage-Dickey [talk]

Here are the slides for the Savage-Dickey paradox paper that I gave in San Antonio this morning: (Any suspected coincidence of the first part with earlier talks is for real!) I have tried to spell out as clearly as possible in the second part the issues of version choices that are at the core of

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Balloon plot using ggplot2

March 19, 2010
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Balloon plot using ggplot2

Following Tal Galili example and using part of his code, I want to plot the balloonplot you can see here using R and the excellent ggplot2 package by Hadley Wickham.### I retrieve the data from the google document you can find here using Tal Galili code: ## I slightly modified Tal code to include popularity...

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Balloon plot using ggplot2

March 19, 2010
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Balloon plot using ggplot2

Following Tal Galili example and using part of his code, I want to plot the balloonplot you can see here using R and the excellent ggplot2 package by Hadley Wickham.### I retrieve the data from the google document you can find here using Tal Galili code: ## I slightly modified Tal code to include popularity...

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Senators’ ideal points against Obama vote

March 18, 2010
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Senators’ ideal points against Obama vote

I added another plot to the output generated by my overnight ideal point scripts: a scatterplot of estimated Senate ideal points against Obama vote share in their state (color coded by party, local linear regression overlays by party, labels for some big residuals). I suppose I’m surprised by the way that the loess curve for

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R Project selected for the Google Summer of Code 2010

March 18, 2010
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Earlier today, Google announced the list of accepted mentor organizations for the Google Summer of Code 2010 (GSoC 2010). And we are happy to report that the R Project is once again a participating organization (and now for the third straight year) jo...

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R Project selected for the Google Summer of Code 2010

March 18, 2010
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Earlier today, Google announced the list of accepted mentor organizations for the Google Summer of Code 2010 (GSoC 2010). And we are happy to report that the R Project is once again a participating organization (and now for the third straight year) joi...

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R Project selected for the Google Summer of Code 2010

March 18, 2010
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Earlier today, Google announced the list of accepted mentor organizations for the Google Summer of Code 2010 (GSoC 2010). And we are happy to report that the R Project is once again a participating organization (and now for the third straight year) jo...

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Create annotated GWAS manhattan plots using ggplot2 in R

March 18, 2010
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A few months ago I showed you in this post how to use some code I wrote to produce manhattan plots in R using ggplot2. The qqman() function I described in the previous post actually calls another function, manhattan(), which has a few options you can s...

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Webinar: High-Performance Analytics with R and Microsoft HPC Server

March 18, 2010
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On April 14 I'll be giving a new webinar in partnership with Microsoft on High-Performance Computing with R. I'll be focusing on the new parallel programming capabilities of REvolution R Enterprise 3.1 for Windows, and how to use the features of Microsoft HPC Server to enable computing on clusters. Here's the complete agenda, and you can register at the...

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