Monthly Archives: June 2013

Compiling R 3.0.1 with MKL support

June 19, 2013
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Compiling R 3.0.1 with MKL support

Before you begin, be aware that there is others excellent posts about the issue, as: 1. Compiling 64-bit R 2.10.1 with MKL in Linux 2. Speeding up R with Intel’s Math Kernel Library (MKL) 3. Performance benefits of linking R to multithreaded math libraries 4. Using MKL-Linked R in Eclipse But, as recently i faced some problems to The post Compiling...

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Visualizing transitions with the transitionPlot function

June 19, 2013
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Visualizing transitions with the transitionPlot function

A transition between states - the above is a simulation of before and after surgery where I've highlighted the large proportion that...

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An R package for Smith-Wilson yield curves

June 19, 2013
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An R package for Smith-Wilson yield curves

Yield Curve fitting - the Smith-Wilson method Yield Curve fitting - the Smith-Wilson method This article illustrates the R package SmithWilsonYieldCurve, and provides some additional background on yield curve fitting. The method implemented in the package fits a curve to interest rate market...

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R Plotting Financial Time Series

June 19, 2013
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In my little world of finance, data almost always is a time series.  Through both quiet iteration and significant revolutions, the volunteers of R have made analyzing and charting time series pleasant.  As a mini-tribute to all those who have...

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Generating Tables Using Pander, knitr, and Rmarkdown

June 19, 2013
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Generating Tables Using Pander, knitr, and RmarkdownI use a pretty common workflow (I think) for producing reports on a day to day basis. I write them in rmarkdown using RStudio, knit them into .html and .md documents using knitr, then convert the resulting .md file to a .docx file using pander, which is really just a way of communicating with Pandoc via my R terminal. This workflow...

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highlight 0.4.2

June 19, 2013
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highlight 0.4.2 is on CRAN. This fixes a few bugs reported by users. The main improvement is that we can now use highlight as a vignette engine, using the functionality introduced in R 3.0.0. In the Rcpp universe, we use … Continue reading →

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Dallas R Users: Creating R Packages this Saturday, 6/29

June 18, 2013
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I’ll be presenting at the Dallas R Users Group next Saturday at 10:00AM at the University of Dallas on how to reproduce your R code. We’ll review how to use R scripts, how to embed R code in reproducible documents, and then introduce how to create your own R packages based on your R code.

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Visualising Crime Hotspots in England and Wales using {ggmap}

June 18, 2013
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Visualising Crime Hotspots in England and Wales using {ggmap}

Two weeks ago, I was looking for ways to make pretty maps for my own research project. A quick search led me to some very informative blog posts by Kim Gilbert, David Smith and Max Marchi. Eventually, I Google'd the excellent crime weather map exa...

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Le Monde puzzle [#825]

June 18, 2013
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Le Monde puzzle [#825]

Yet another puzzle which first part does not require R programming, even though it is a programming question in essence: Given five real numbers x1,…,x5, what is the minimal number of pairwise comparisons needed to rank them? Given 33 real numbers, what is the minimal number of pairwise comparisons required to find the three largest ones?

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My R package’s worldmap of downloads!

June 18, 2013
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My R package’s worldmap of downloads!

Last week, a colleague draw my attention on this new log files from the Rstudio cloud CRAN mirror, through a post from Tal Galili. This CRAN mirror is a little different, as it uses Amazon CloudFront to deliver the downloads … Continue reading →

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