Monthly Archives: July 2010

Anatomy of a Life-Milestone Announcement on Facebook

July 15, 2010
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Anatomy of a Life-Milestone Announcement on Facebook

As I have mentioned, I recently returned for a lovely trip to Europe. While on vacation my brilliant, beautiful, funny, and all around perfect girlfriend accepted my invitation to be my wife. Pause for shared overwhelming feeling of joy… While I am still basking in the glow of being the luckiest man on Earth, as

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Wanted: Big-data beta testers

July 15, 2010
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We're nearing completion of the package of statistical tools for very large data sets that I gave an early preview of at R/Finance 2010. It will be released for Revolution R Enterprise later this year, but we're looking for some R users with big data sets to put the 1.0 version through its paces in the beta program and...

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R: a “Rock Star” for Business Intelligence

July 15, 2010
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TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute) recently published a comprehensive article about R and increasing level of activity around it from commercial organizations, including Revolution Analytics. The article opens with: In statistical circles, "R" is the name of an open source programming language for statistical analysis. These days, it might also be shorthand for "rock star." Many of the companies...

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ggplot2 GSOC progress

July 15, 2010
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ggplot2 GSOC progress

(Written by Ian Fellows) The RForge build error has been fixed. the package can now be tried with: install.packages("Deducer",,"http://www.rforge.net",type="source")

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ggplot2 GSOC progress

July 15, 2010
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ggplot2 GSOC progress

(Written by Ian Fellows) The next installment of the vlog is here. All of ggplot2 has been implemented, including layers, scales, facets, and themes. For some reason rforge.net is having some troubles with my package, so you would need to build it from...

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Maps, Geocoding, and the R User Conference 2010

July 14, 2010
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Maps, Geocoding, and the R User Conference 2010

The R User Conference 2010 is scheduled for July 20-23, 2010.  Wanna know where?Although there are more sophisticated methods of mapping with R the maps package makes mapping activities straightforward.  A bit of XML and Google...

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Creating a Presentation with LaTeX Beamer – Tables

July 14, 2010
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Creating a Presentation with LaTeX Beamer – Tables

Tables of information can be included in a LaTeX beamer presentation in the same way that they would be incorporated into any other LaTeX document. The tabular environment is used and, if necessary, the tables could be numbered but this probably doesn’t make as much sense as labelling and numbering tables within an article or

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R’s Normal Distribution Functions: rnorm and pals

July 14, 2010
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The rnorm() function in R is a convenient way to simulate values from the normal distribution, characterized by a given mean and standard deviation. I hadn't previously used the associated commands dnorm() (normal density function), pnorm() (cumulative...

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Revolution at useR! 2010

July 14, 2010
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Revolution Analytics is a proud sponsor of this year's annual R user conference, useR! 2010, and many members of the Revolution team will be there at Gaithersburg next week. We'll be hosting a booth at the conference where you can come up and meet the team, and see some of the new features being developed for Revolution R in...

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Homicide in North America

July 14, 2010
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Homicide in North America

I'm surprised by how similar the trends are (excluding the drug war in Mexico). There were big decreases in the homicide rate in all three countries starting in the early nineties, which then slowed down around 2000.The homicide rates for Mexicans ...

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