Monthly Archives: July 2013

The State of namingConventions in R

July 16, 2013
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The State of namingConventions in R

(This article was first published on Open Analytics - Blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Tuesday 16 July 2013 – 11:14 Last week’s 2013 useR! conference was filled to the brim with informative talks, but hands down the crown for most entertaining talk goes to Rasmus Bååth’s State of Naming Conventions in R presentation. Rasmus’ lighthearted talk leveraged the...

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Quick review: R in Insurance Conference

July 16, 2013
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Quick review: R in Insurance Conference

Yesterday the first R in Insurance conference took place at Cass Business School in London. I think the event went really well, but as a member of the organising committee my view is probably skewed. Still, we had a variety of talks, a full house, a gr...

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Revolution Newsletter: July 2013

July 15, 2013
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The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter came out a couple of weeks ago. In case you missed it, the news section is below, and you can read the full July edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email. Let’s Be Quick About...

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RProtoBuf 0.3.0

July 15, 2013
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A new release of RProtoBuf -- now at version 0.3.0 -- arrived earlier on CRAN. RProtoBuf provides GNU R bindings for the Google Protobuf data encoding library used and released by Google. Murray added a lot of new features which merited the incre...

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Getting Started with Reproducible Research: A chapter from my new book

July 15, 2013
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Getting Started with Reproducible Research: A chapter from my new book

(This article was first published on Christopher Gandrud (간드루드 크리스토파), and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) This is an abridged excerpt from Chapter 2 of my new book Reproducible Research with R and RStudio. It’s published by Chapman & Hall/CRC Press. You can purchase it on Amazon. “Search inside this book” includes a complete table of contents. Researchers often start...

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Interestingly: the sentence adverbs of PubMed Central

July 15, 2013
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Interestingly: the sentence adverbs of PubMed Central

Scientific writing – by which I mean journal articles – is a strange business, full of arcane rules and conventions with origins that no-one remembers but to which everyone adheres. I’ve always been amused by one particular convention: the sentence adverb. Used with a comma to make a point at the start of a sentence,

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Creating publication quality graphics using R

July 15, 2013
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Creating publication quality graphics using R

As part of a one-day workshop, I have developped an online tutorial on how to create publication quality graphics using R (from an academic point of view). The tutorial can

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New Webinar this Wednesday: Using survival analysis for marketing attribution

July 15, 2013
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This Wednesday at 11AM Eastern Time, Revolution Analytics UK Business Services Director Andrie DeVries will present a new webinar, Using Survival Analysis for Marketing Attribution. This webinar will focus on a new application of survival analysis (more traditionally used for life sciences application) to the domain of marketing: A central question in advertising is how to measure the effectiveness...

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Read GRASS raster directly into R?

July 15, 2013
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Read GRASS raster directly into R?

There was always the issue which bugged me: Why do I have to go through an intermediate format on disk when I want to import a GRASS raster layer into R? At the moment, when I use readRAST6(), the raster layer is exported from GRASS into an intermediate formate (I don’t recall which format it

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useR 2013

July 15, 2013
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useR 2013

Four days sunshine, heat and R – isn’t that a dream? Well, I guess for some this would be a nightmare, but that depends if you like heat or not. And it was hot: at 21:00 it was still 35 degrees in the sun. So that aspect is covered, and we can move on to

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