Monthly Archives: May 2012

Next Kölner R User Meeting: 6 July 2012

May 1, 2012
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Next Kölner R User Meeting: 6 July 2012

The next Cologne R user group meeting is scheduled for 6 July 2012. All details are available on the new KölnRUG Meetup site. Please sign up if you would like to come along, and notice that there is also pub poll for the after "work" drinks. Notes fr...

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A gallery view for Craigslist

May 1, 2012
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A gallery view for Craigslist

As much as I love Craigslist, I sometimes find the interface a bit limited. My biggest wish? That there was an option for showing the search results as an image gallery, like eBay has. This could prove quite useful for browsing things like antiques,...

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Mining for relations between nominal variables

May 1, 2012
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Mining for relations between nominal variables

The task today was to find what variables had significant relations with an important grouping variable in the big dataset I’ve been working with lately.  The grouping variable has 3 levels, and represents different behaviours of interest.  At first I … Continue reading →

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Playing with knitr: Create Report with Dynamic List

May 1, 2012
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Playing with knitr: Create Report with Dynamic List

Here is a little toy example using knitr, LaTeX/MiKTeX and Google Docs.Say you had a list on Google Docs (say a list of attendants) and you want to print a report with it..Then see this example using this Rnw-file and the output...make the tex-file wit...

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Google BigQuery and the Github Data Challenge

May 1, 2012
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Github has made data on its code repositories, developer updates, forks etc. from the public GitHub timeline available for analysis, and is offering prizes for the most interesting visualization of the data. Sounds like a great challenge for R programmers! The R language is currently the 26th most popular on GitHub (up from #29 in December), and it would...

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New R User Group in Cologne, Germany

May 1, 2012
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The latest local R user group to join the fold is the Köln R User Group, now the sixth R user group in Germany. Their first group meeting will be on July 6, with presentations on ANOVA, ggplot2 graphics in Deducer, and writing R code with Emacs's Org-mode. If you're in the Cologne area, this would be a great...

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NSF BIGDATA webinar

May 1, 2012
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If you're doing any kind of big data analysis - genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, bioinformatics - then unless you've been on vacation the last few weeks you've no doubt heard about the NSF/NIH BIGDATA  Initiative (here's the NSF solicitation...

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Quick Tip: Replace Values in Dataframe on Condition with Random Numbers

May 1, 2012
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This one took me some time - though, in fact it is plain simple:> options(scipen=999)> (my_df X1 X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9 X101 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 12 0 0 1 ...

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What does this package look like?

May 1, 2012
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What does this package look like?

In this post, I give a very simple trick to understand the way a package is organized, which functions are included in and how these functions depend from each others. The idea has been brought by one of my student, Soraya, who is currently working in a very hostile environment, surrounded by true geeks. However,

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A Warning About warning()

May 1, 2012
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Avoid R’s warning feature. This is particularly important if you use R in production; when you regularly run R scripts as part of your business process. This is also important if you author R packages. Don’t issue warnings in your own co...

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