Monthly Archives: July 2010

How to install R packages from source on Mac OS X

July 31, 2010
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In my last post about installing the rgdal R package on Mac OS X, I had apparently glossed over the last step of compiling the R package from source.  I hadn’t realized that Mac OS X actually doesn’t come default with the necessary software to do this.  Most times, prepackaged binaries work fine but occasionally,

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StatProb [wiki]

July 31, 2010
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StatProb [wiki]

Via the support of Springer, probability and statistics societies are launching a specialised wiki called StatProb. It operates as a wiki in that authors can submit short articles on any topic, with further co-authors joining in later to improve those articles, but with the contents guaranteed via the filter of an editorial

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Read a new book…

July 31, 2010
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From the book website : IPSUR stands for Introduction to Probability and Statistics Using R, ISBN: 978-0-557-24979-4, which is a textbook written for an undergraduate course in probability and statistics. The approximate prerequisites are two or three semesters of calculus and some linear algebra in a few places. Attendees of the class include mathematics, engineering,

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Read a new book…

July 31, 2010
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From the book website : IPSUR stands for Introduction to Probability and Statistics Using R, ISBN: 978-0-557-24979-4, which is a textbook written for an undergraduate course in probability and statistics. The approximate prerequisites are two or three semesters of calculus and some linear algebra in a few places. Attendees of the class include mathematics, engineering, ...read more

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highlight 0.2-2

July 31, 2010
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I've released highlight 0.2-2 to CRAN. This release adds the possibility to control the font size of the latex code generated by sweave (when using the driver that is provided by highlight) For example, this C++ code (using Rcpp) will be highlight...

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Save R plot as a BLOB

July 30, 2010
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I recently posed a question on stackoverflow on whether anyone knew an efficient way to save an R plot to a MySQL database as a BLOB. My plan was to use my personal desktop to perform R routines and save them to a web server, where they could then be accessed and displayed on

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Thinking about Graphs

July 30, 2010
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Thinking about Graphs

A recent Wall Street Journal article ruminated about the degree that language shapes thought (rather than the other way around).  This idea has rather profound implications in the more specific domain of programming languages. We initially learn a...

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Free R Chart iPhone App

July 30, 2010
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Free R Chart iPhone App

Download the free R-Chart iPhone Application for the latest news and updates from top R web sites... (and this blog too).App Store LinkLeave a comment if you have any feedback or suggestions!

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Viewing a bipartite network

July 30, 2010
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Viewing a bipartite network

A short modification of a function to draw bipartite networks in matrix form, with sorting of the network to reflect its nestedness.

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Because it’s Friday: Double Rainbow

July 30, 2010
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It's sunny up here in Seattle (I'm attending BioConductor 2010 -- Revolution's a sponsor) now that the morning fog has lifted. So in honor of sunny Friday afternoons, I bring you the Double Rainbow song: (If you've been in a wi-fi-less cave for the past couple of weeks, check out the original.)

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