Monthly Archives: May 2010

Difficulty with mcsm?

May 4, 2010
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Difficulty with mcsm?

An email from Keith I got this morning: Professor Robert, I have loaded the mcsm package to windows. The following messages appear in the R console: trying URL 'http://cran.stat.ucla.edu/bin/windows/contrib/2.9/mcsm_1.0.zip' Content type 'application/zip' length 193590 bytes (189 Kb) opened URL downloaded 189 Kb package 'mcsm' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked But when I use the

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Compcache on Ubuntu on Amazon EC2

May 4, 2010
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Compcache on Ubuntu on Amazon EC2

The following fully-automatic Bash script downloads, compiles, and initializes compcache version 0.6.2 on Ubuntu Karmic Koala (9.10). This script creates two swaps with a maximum of 4GB uncompressed size each. Two swaps are used to take advantage of 2 CPUs (or CPU cores in a multicore CPU). Compcache is a fascinating memory compression system. The

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R: directing output to file on the fly, output flushing

May 4, 2010
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To start sending all output to a file, do this: sink("path/to/filename") # Direct all output to file print("Hi there") # Will be printed to file sink() # Turn off buffing to file Related to this I recently had to use: flush.console() This forces your console to print out any buffered content. Doing this will cost time, but if you are running

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Where do you want an R User Group?

May 4, 2010
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Wishing there was a local R User's group in your area, but can't find one? New user groups are springing up all the time, but you can kickstart the process by registering interest for a group in your area at meetup.com. As you can see from the map below, there's interest in many places -- your vote could prompt...

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Developing a user-friendly regular expression function (easyGregexpr)

May 4, 2010
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In the past few months, I've developed a set of functions for automating model estimation and interpretation using Mplus, an outstanding latent variable modeling program that has unparalleled flexibility for complex models (e.g., factor mixture models). I recently rolled these functions into an R package called MplusAutomation. Because the package focuses on extracting various parameters from text...

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Developing a user-friendly regular expression function (easyGregexpr)

May 4, 2010
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In the past few months, I've developed a set of functions for automating model estimation and interpretation using Mplus, an outstanding latent variable modeling program that has unparalleled flexibility for complex models (e.g., factor mixture models). I recently rolled these functions into an R package called MplusAutomation. Because the package focuses on extracting various parameters from text...

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Virtual Conference: R the Language

May 3, 2010
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Virtual Conference: R the Language

On Tuesday May 4th at 9:30 PM central, 10:30 eastern, I’ll be giving a live online presentation as part of the Vconf.org open conference series. I’ll be speaking about R and why I started using R a couple years ago. This is NOT going to be a technical presentation but rather an illustration of how

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Building Scoring and Ranking Systems in R

May 3, 2010
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Building Scoring and Ranking Systems in R

This guest article was written by author and consultant Tristan Yates (see his bio below). It emphasizes R’s data object manipulation and scoring capabilities via a detailed financial analysis example. Scoring and ranking systems are extremely valuable management tools. They can be used to predict the future, make decisions, and improve behavior – sometimes all The post Building...

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Building Scoring and Ranking Systems in R

May 3, 2010
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This guest article was written by author and consultant Tristan Yates (see his bio below). It emphasizes R's data object manipulation and scoring capabilities via a detailed financial analysis example. Scoring and ranking systems are extremely valuabl...

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Introduction to R, live virtual talk from JD Long tomorrow

May 3, 2010
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JD Long (of Cerebral Mastication fame) will be giving a live "virtual talk" introducing R: "What it's best at and how you can use it to help you massage data". The talk will be at 7:30PM Pacific time tomorrow, Tuesday May 4. You can register at the link below. vconf.org: Presentation: R The Language

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