Monthly Archives: April 2013

Download Files from Dropbox Programmatically with R

April 10, 2013
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Here is a usefull snippet that I stole from qdap::url_dl to download files from my Dropbox to the working directory.Argument x is the document name and d the document key. dl_from_dropbox require(RCurl) ...

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Are knuckleballers more volatile?

April 10, 2013
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Are knuckleballers more volatile?

For years, the Blue Jays have been also-rans in the AL East but splashed out this season turning prospects into established stars in the hope of reaching the World Series Seven games in and the 2-5 start has the perennial doubts resurfacing, particularly as none of the much-vaunted starters has yet to pitch a seventh

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R and social media

April 10, 2013
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R is a piece of software, but it is also a community. Help community The most visible aspect of the R community is help.  This is also the most useful to new users.  The initial sense of cooperation with R was driven mainly by people helping each other. You don’t need to actively participate in The post R...

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A few lists for data scientists and statisticians

April 10, 2013
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Looking for more resources on the web or people to follow on Twitter? Here are some lists you may find useful: 100 Savvy Sites on Statistics, which includes 17 sites that focus on R Programming Kalido offers this list of 30 influential data scientists on Twitter Big Data Republic is taking votes for this list of 100 influential tweeters...

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Highlight cells in markdown tables

April 10, 2013
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Highlight cells in markdown tables

Although I have always wanted to add such feature to pander, a recent question on SO urged me to create some helper functions so that users could easily highlight some rows, columns or even just a few cells in a table and export the result to markdown,...

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Video: Using R for causal inference in a study of expensive public policy decisions

April 10, 2013
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Video: Using R for causal inference in a study of expensive public policy decisions

This post shares the video from a talk presented on 9th April 2013 by Jim Savage at Melbourne R Users. Billions of dollars a year are spent subsidising tuition of Australian university students. A controversial report last year by the … Continue reading →

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Spring Cleaning Data: 3 of 6- The Little but Big Correction

April 10, 2013
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Building on the previous posts (post 1 & post 2) I found there were 12 instances with the type of credit where there was a "Primary*" which means the lender borrowed twice in the same day, in the 2010 q4 data. It would seem simple enough in Excel, ...

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highlight 0.4.1

April 10, 2013
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The highlight package has been missing from CRAN for quite some time Now it is back, with fewer dependencies. It used to depend on Rcpp and parser, but since the code logic from parser has been brought to R, highlight … Continue reading →

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Mobile version of the graph gallery

April 10, 2013
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Mobile version of the graph gallery

The R Graph Gallery has been a popular website for many years now. The number of graphics keeps growing as people send me their code. When browsing the website with a mobile device the experience was frustrating, as too much … Continue reading →

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Milano (Italy). April 18, 2013. Third Milano R net meeting: agenda

April 10, 2013
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Milano (Italy). April 18, 2013. Third Milano R net meeting: agenda

April 18, 2013 - 18:00 - 21:00 Fiori Oscuri Bistrot & Bar (www.fiorioscuri.it) Via Fiori Oscuri, 3 - Milano (Zona Brera) 18.00 - 18.15 Registration 18.15 - 18.30 Welcome presentation Andrea Spanò, Partner at Quantide 18.30 - 19.00 Digit recognition Machine … Continue reading →

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