Monthly Archives: December 2012

One R package for all your taxonomic needs

December 6, 2012
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UPDATE: there were some errors in the tests for taxize, so the binaries aren't avaiable yet. You can install from source though, see below. Getting taxonomic information for the set of species you are studying can be a pain in the ass. You have to manually type, or paste in, your species one-by-one. Or, if you are lucky, there is...

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NFL Prediction – Algorithm 1

December 5, 2012
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NFL Prediction – Algorithm 1

So I tidied the code up a bit from last time; no more for loop. Actually, I tidied it up a lot. My goal had been to arrange the data in such a way that I could get a simple moving average of the score difference for each team. That wound up being a semi-lengthy

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modified wp-codebox to highlight R code as in Pretty-R

December 5, 2012
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I found wp-codebox could highlight R code two years ago. This plugin is based on GeSHi to highlight source code internally. Now there are many ways to highlight R syntax in the website. Pretty-R provided by Inside-R is a popular tool in the community. Read more »

How a Mexican state ended up with more drug war homicides than total homicides

December 5, 2012
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How a Mexican state ended up with more drug war homicides than total homicides

During 2007 and 2008 the Mexican state of Sinaloa had more drug war-related homicides than total homicides. This should in theory be impossible since drug war homicides are a subset of total homicides. How did this happen? Here is a chart from my old post highlighting the monthly difference between the...

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TFX Package

December 5, 2012
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TFX Package

Today I want to highlight the TFX Package created by Garrett See. TFX is an R Interface to the TrueFX(tm) Web API for free streaming real-time and historical tick-by-tick market data for dealable interbank foreign exchange rates with millisecond detail. Garrett provided a great tutorial, examples, and shiny application of TFX at http://rpubs.com/gsee/TFX Please note

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RInside 0.2.10

December 5, 2012
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The new maintenance release 0.2.10 of RInside is now on CRAN, including Windows binaries. RInside provides a set of convenience classes which facilitate embedding of R inside of C++ applications and programs, using the classes and functions provided ...

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Shiny released to CRAN; Shiny Server coming soon

December 5, 2012
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The shiny package, the R package from RStudio that makes it easy to build simple interactive interfaces for R scripts, is now available on CRAN. This will make it easier for R programmers to install and use shiny, and to run the interfaces they create from a local web browser. The next step is to be able to publish...

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Loading Big files in R

December 5, 2012
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Loading Big files in R

Far as I remember, today was the first day in my life I succeed to load a text file bigger than 1.5 Gb into R (~ 5 million lines and 18 columns). My computer is not a small stuff, I’m using a Macbook Pro with rough 8GB of RAM, but the issue why I couldn’t

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Speed up your map plotting in R

December 5, 2012
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Speed up your map plotting in R

I have been forever annoyed at how long it takes to plot data on a large shapefile. And this is a domain where doesn’t matter if you’re working with MapInfo or R. Just zooming the figure takes ages. But a … Continue reading →

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Apple Compared to Others with ggthemes

December 5, 2012
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Apple Compared to Others with ggthemes

For a happy person delightfully concentrated in Apple, I wanted to show Apple’s performance versus Microsoft and Cisco in decades 1(1990-2000) and 2 (2000-2012).  I thought this would give me a good chance to try out the very interesting work be...

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