Monthly Archives: June 2010

CRAN Search

June 30, 2010
By
CRAN Search

Here's a ditty to search the cran R packages by descriptioncranSearch = function(q=''){  library(XML)  u<-'http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/'  d<-readHTMLTable(u)  d]$V1  lib.names <-...

Read more »

My Experience at Hadoop Summit 2010 #hadoopsummit

June 30, 2010
By
My Experience at Hadoop Summit 2010 #hadoopsummit

This week I had the opportunity the trek up north to Silicon Valley to attend Yahoo’s Hadoop Summit 2010. I love Silicon Valley. The few times I’ve been there the weather was perfect (often warmer than LA), little to no traffic, no road rage and people overall seem friendly and happy. Not to mention there are so many trees...

Read more »

Drawing pedigree examples using the kinship R package

June 30, 2010
By
Drawing pedigree examples using the kinship R package

I have previously provided sort of an overview about plotting the pedigrees, then specifically using the Graphiviz, while I have lately used the TikZ LaTeX (see slides 11-15) system (see more example). The later gives great (beautiful) results, but at the cost of writing TikZ code - it is not that horible, just time consuming...

Read more »

Drawing pedigree examples using the kinship R package

June 30, 2010
By
Drawing pedigree examples using the kinship R package

I have previously provided sort of an overview about plotting the pedigrees, then specifically using the Graphiviz, while I have lately used the TikZ LaTeX (see slides 11-15) system (see more example). The later gives great (beautiful) results, but at the cost of writing TikZ code - it is not that horible, just time consuming...

Read more »

Contest: Road Traffic Prediction for Intelligent GPS Navigation

June 30, 2010
By
Contest: Road Traffic Prediction for Intelligent GPS Navigation

About prize baring contests Competition with prizes are an amazing thing. If you are not sure of that, I urge you to listened to Peter Diamandis talk about his experience with the X prize (start listening at minute 11:40): At short – prizes can give up to 1 to 50 ratio of return on investment of the people giving...

Read more »

June 2010 edition of R Journal available

June 30, 2010
By

The latest edition of the R Journal is now available. This issue includes in-depth articles on the packages IsoGene, glmmBUGS, cshapes, tmvtnorm, neuralnet, glmperm and exactci/exact2x2, plus an example of reproducible research in R. There's also a review of the book A Beginner's Guide to R. The complete edition is available for download in PDF format at the link...

Read more »

Rmetrics slides

June 30, 2010
By

I presented Rcpp at the Rmetrics conference earlier today, this was a really good opportunity to look back at all the work Dirk and I have been commiting into Rcpp. I've uploaded my slides here (pdf) and on slideshare : Rcpp: Seemless R and C++V...

Read more »

R Journal 2/1

June 30, 2010
By
R Journal 2/1

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

Read more »

R Journal 2/1

June 30, 2010
By
R Journal 2/1

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

Read more »

Setting graph margins in R using the par() function and lots of cow milk

June 30, 2010
By
Setting graph margins in R using the par() function and lots of cow milk

It is fairly straightforward to set the margins of a graph in R by calling the par() function with the mar (for margin!) argument. For example, par(mar=c(5.1,4.1,4.1,2.1) sets the bottom, left, top and right margins respectively of the plot region in number of lines of text. Another way is by specifying the margins in inches

Read more »