Monthly Archives: January 2013

Find Out Available Usernames with R

January 5, 2013
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Update on 2013/01/05: Xiao Nan in the comments pointed out that apply(combn(letters, 2), 2, paste0, collapse = '') was wrong for all two-letter usernames, and indeed it was. It is not a combination problem. Now I use his elegant outer() solution. One can also use expand.grid(letters, letters). Github decided to take off their downloads service, and I was very...

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Monotonic deshrinking in weighted averaging models

January 5, 2013
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Monotonic deshrinking in weighted averaging models

Weighted averaging regression and calibration is the most widely used method for developing a palaeolimnological transfer function. Such models are used to reconstruct properties of the past lake environment such as pH, total phosphorus, and water temperature with, it has to be said, varying degrees of success and usefulness. In simple weighted averaging (WA) there is little to specify other...

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IBS reversion edge with QuantShare

January 4, 2013
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IBS reversion edge with QuantShare

Happy New Years to readers; my resolution this year is to continue delivering thoughts and ideas to others in the hopes that we all might be able to benefit somewhat from sharing observations. I'll start by describing an edge using QuantShare as the b...

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PLS Path Modeling with R

January 4, 2013
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PLS Path Modeling with R

Today I’m very happy and so excited to announce my new book PLS Path Modeling with R, freely available in pdf format at:  www.gastonsanchez.com/PLS_Path_Modeling_with_R.pdf After working and writing insanely for a couple of months in the last quarter of 2012, I’ve finally achieved this personal milestone that means so much to me.  What started as a … Continue reading...

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Solving 9-puzzle with GNU R

January 4, 2013
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Solving 9-puzzle with GNU R

During holiday break I have decided to solve 9-puzzle, which is 3x3 variant of a well known 15-puzzle. The solution has proven to be a nice application of igraph package. Warning: this time the code takes a bit more tame than usual in my...

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New AQP Tutorials

January 4, 2013
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New AQP Tutorials

Soil Series Extent Several new AQP-related tutorials have been posted to the R-Forge project page. SoilProfileCollection class/method documentation soil series extent mapping examples read more

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A new version of analogue for a new year

January 4, 2013
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A new version of analogue for a new year

Yesterday I rolled up a new version (0.10-0) of analogue, my R package for analysing palaeoecological data. It is now available from CRAN. There were lots of incremental changes to Stratiplot() to improve the quality of the stratigraphic diagrams produced … Continue reading →

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What The Smeg? Some Text Analysis of the Red Dwarf Scripts

January 4, 2013
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Introduction Just as Pocket fundamentally changed my reading behaviour, I am finding that now having Netflix (and even before that, other downloadable or streaming digital content) is really changing my behaviour as far as television is concerned. Where watching TV used to be an affair of browsing through 500 channels and complaining there was nothing on, now with the...

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How to make your own 3-D sculpture with R

January 4, 2013
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How to make your own 3-D sculpture with R

We've mentioned before how you can use R to design 3-D objects. Now, thanks to the latest version of the rgl package, you can produce real-world 3-D objects with R as well. The rgl package has long made it possible to create virtual 3-D objects in R, and export them as animations like this: But now, package author Duncan...

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Pacific Decadal Oscillation and Brazilian Hydroelectricity generation

January 4, 2013
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In this post i want to introduce you to the so called Pacific Decadal Oscillation, or PDO for short. Just to give a short introduction to this huge (and complex) subject, the text below follows straight from Wikipedia. ...The PDO is a pattern of Pacif...

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