Monthly Archives: March 2011

The easiest way to get UTR sequence

March 2, 2011
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I just figure out the way to query UTR sequence from ensembl by biomart tool. It is very simple compare with using bioperl to parse gbk file to extract UTR sequence. Read More: 232 Words Totally

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Bootstrapping the Truncated Normal Distribution

March 2, 2011
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Bootstrapping the Truncated Normal Distribution

Here’s a post generated from my own ignorance of statistics (as opposed to just being marred by it)! In Labor Economics we walked through something called the truncated normal distribution. Truncated distributions come up a lot in the sciences because … Continue reading →

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Review of R Graphs Cookbook

March 1, 2011
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The kind people at Packt Publishing recently asked me to review one of their newest R books: the R Graphs Cookbook. In general, I think pretty highly of the book: it provides a nice overview of the basic tools for visualizing data in R. If you’re just getting started with creating graphs in R, this

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Why learn R?

March 1, 2011
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Why learn R?

I'm introducing R to a few colleagues this week and want to share why learning a software like R is important... Here are a few articles that explain it well... Other reasons?Importance of data science- Couple years ago Google's Chief Economist Hal Var...

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Why learn R?

March 1, 2011
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Why learn R?

I'm introducing R to a few colleagues this week and want to share why learning a software like R is important... Here are a few articles that explain it well... Other reasons?Importance of data science- Couple years ago Google's Chief Economist Hal Var...

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MARCH 16 UPDATE: My email scraping has become surprisingly…

March 1, 2011
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MARCH 16 UPDATE: My email scraping has become surprisingly…

MARCH 16 UPDATE: My email scraping has become surprisingly controversial, so I’ve taken down the code and other plots for now. Ironically, I’ve also updated the plot. I studied the emails sent to my dorm’s email list and drew some plots. A little context should be enough for you to follow them. Risley Hall is an arts-themed dorm...

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Extracting sea surface temperatures from NOAA’s OISSTv2

March 1, 2011
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NOAA’s Physical Sciences Division produces a global map of weekly averaged sea surface temperatures, derived from satellite sources. The data can be found at http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/gridded/data.noaa.oisst.v2.html. I’ve put togeth...

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Mapping the Chicago mayoral election

March 1, 2011
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Mapping the Chicago mayoral election

Rahm Emanuel is now Mayor of Chicago, having successfully defended a court challenge to his candidacy and then 5 rivals in the February 22 election. The Chicago Tribune has put together an interactive map of the results (color-coded by the winner in each precinct), but for R hackers who would like to create similar maps of other elections, the...

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RStudio – An IDE for the Masses!

March 1, 2011
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RStudio – An IDE for the Masses!

I’ll admit it. There’s one thing that always makes me sad working on a mac. R. How does R make me sad on a mac? I look over at my compatriots in Windows using fun Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) like Tinn-R, and I sigh. On the other hand, I just had the sad little text

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R User Group Birmingham Alabama

March 1, 2011
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R User Group Birmingham Alabama

I would like to start a R user group in Birmingham, Alabama.  Please comment if anyone is interested.  I’m thinking I will host in Google Groups, since meetup costs money.  Let me know if I should use some other site.

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