Monthly Archives: January 2013

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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Twitter Roundup, January 4 2013

January 4, 2013
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I've said it before: Twitter makes me a lazy blogger. Lots of stuff came across my radar this week that didn't make it into a full blog post. Here's a quick recap:PLOS Computational Biology: Chapter 1: Biomedical Knowledge IntegrationAssuring the quali...

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Armadillo eigenvalues

January 4, 2013
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Today a (slightly confused) question on StackOverflow wondered how to access R’s facilities for eigenvalues calculations from C code.For this, we need to step back and consider how this is done. In fact, R farms the calculation out to the BLAS....

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Function for Generating LaTeX Tables with Decimal Aligned Numbers

January 4, 2013
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Function for Generating LaTeX Tables with Decimal Aligned Numbers

The xtable package is tremendously useful for generating LaTeX tables from data frames. It is also pretty easy to customize the output to handle some special cases of LaTeX formatting. The xtable.decimal function will create a LaTeX table where numeric columns will be vertically aligned on the decimal point. In addition to specifying the LaTeX alignment code it...

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A new version of analogue for a new year

January 4, 2013
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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 and fix several annoying bugs. Also the definition of the standard error of MAT reconstructions was fixed; it...

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R in 2012: Shamelessly Stealing the New Years’ Python Meme

January 3, 2013
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R in 2012: Shamelessly Stealing the New Years’ Python Meme

In a previous post I reviewed my interactions with Python the programming language and the community following the New Years’ Python Meme that’s making the rounds on Twitter and the like. And now, I’m shamelessly stealing it to look at how I used R in 2012. I figure I should probably let the #2012pythonmeme stay Python-only,

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Tooltips with R and jQuery

January 3, 2013
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Tooltips with R and jQuery

Tooltips appear frequently in webpages, usually associated with JavaScript code. There are several Javascript scripts and libraries to populate your …Continuar leyendo »

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