Monthly Archives: November 2012

googleVis 0.3.3 is released and on its way to CRAN

November 2, 2012
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googleVis 0.3.3 is released and on its way to CRAN

I am very grateful to all who provided feedback over the last two weeks and tested the previous versions 0.3.1 and 0.3.2, which were not released on CRAN. So, what changed since version 0.3.2?Not much, but plot.gvis didn't open a browser window when op...

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Ryan Peek on Customizing Your R Setup

November 2, 2012
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Ryan Peek showed us how to use an .Rprofile file to customize your R setup. Here are his instructions and script: For WindowsTo change profile for R, go here: C:\Program Files\R\R-2.15.1\etc (or whatever version you are using) Edit the “Rprofile.site” file Restart RFor MacsCreate your Rprofile file. -use TextEdit or another editor to create a file called Rprofile.txt In a...

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Slides and replay for "The Rise of Data Science"

November 2, 2012
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I had a great time presenting my new webinar yesterday, thanks to everyone who attended "The Rise of Data Science in the Age of Big Data Analytics" and especially those who submitted questions. Sorry I didn't have time to get to them all, but feel free to ask here in the comments. There's been some discussion recently about whether...

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The New Madrid Fault – Past, Present and Future

November 2, 2012
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The New Madrid Fault – Past, Present and Future

New Madrid, Territory of Missouri, March 22, 1816Dear Sir,In compliance with your request, I will now give you a history, as full in detail as the limits of the letter will permit, of the late awful visitation of Providence in this place and vicinity. On the 16th of December, 1811, about two o'clock, A.M., we were visited by a violent...

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Mapping Capabilities in R

November 2, 2012
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Mapping Capabilities in R

From time-to-time creating a basic map of the United States or other parts of the world to complement some statistical analysis is useful to emphasize a point. The maps package in R provide a good way to produce these these maps.  These maps axes are based on latitude and longitude so overlaying other information on

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GGtutorial: Day 5 – Gradient Colors and Brewer Palettes

November 2, 2012
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GGtutorial: Day 5 – Gradient Colors and Brewer Palettes

So, continuing with the short tutorials on how to do relatively simple (but sometimes very frustrating things) in ggplot, today’s post looks at how to use gradient colors and Brewer colors to color either continuous or discrete dependent variab...

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RAppArmor video tutorials: security in R!

November 2, 2012
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Security and R One of the more challenging aspects of OpenCPU is security in R (or lack thereof). This is actually one of the reasons OpenCPU runs on Linux only at this point; other operating systems simply lack superpowers to implement open computing. (Maybe one exception is BSD, for which I lack superpowers). Security is ...

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PrettyR R

November 1, 2012
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When it comes to R blogging I'm a complete newbie. So I'm still struggling with the technical details.Part of the process is prettifying the code snippets. One of the standard ways of doing this involves copy-and-paste-ing the R code into the Pretty R ...

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Data types, part 1: Ways to store variables

November 1, 2012
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Data types, part 1: Ways to store variables

I've been alluding to different R data types, or classes, in various posts, so I want to go over them in more detail. This is part 1 of a 3 part series on data types. In this post, I'll describe and give a general overview of useful data types.  I...

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Watch Obama and Romney criss-cross the US

November 1, 2012
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Watch Obama and Romney criss-cross the US

The Washington Post has an interactive graphic showing the rate at which the US presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have visited the various states for campaign rallies and fundraisers. Here's how it looks today: You can clearly see the focus on key swing states like Florida and Ohio, as well as non-competitive (but donor-rich) states like California...

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