Monthly Archives: June 2014

Time to Accept It: publishing in the Journal of Statistical Software

June 30, 2014
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Time to Accept It: publishing in the Journal of Statistical Software

When I was considering submitting my paper on psd to J. Stat. Soft. (JSS), I kept noticing that the time from “Submitted” to “Accepted” was nearly two years in many cases.  I ultimately decided that was much too long of a review process, … Continue reading →

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Last chance to register for the R in Insurance conference

June 30, 2014
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Last chance to register for the R in Insurance conference

The registration for the 2nd R in Insurance conference at Cass Business School London will close this Friday, 4 July. The programme includes talks from international practitioners and leading academics, see below. For more details and registration visi...

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Modern Applied Statistics in R’lyeh

June 30, 2014
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Modern Applied Statistics in R’lyeh

So you've probably heard of King James Programming; if not, you should check it out because it's great. A quick summary is that someone took the King James Bible and Sussman's Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (SICP) and used an n-gram babbler to generate new sentences that combine the texts in amusing ways. The generator itself is a...

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Converting a spreadsheet of SMILES: my first OSM contribution

June 30, 2014
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Converting a spreadsheet of SMILES: my first OSM contribution

I’ve long admired the work of the Open Source Malaria Project. Unfortunately time and “day job” constraints prevent me from being as involved as I’d like. So: I was happy to make a small contribution recently in response to this request for help: Can anyone help @O_S_M to convert this spreadsheet ( malaria.ourexperiment.org/biological_dat…) into chemical

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R is a Language: Treat it Like One

June 30, 2014
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R is a Language: Treat it Like One

I'm helping out with teaching a class on an introduction to R for students this week. I figured it'd be a good time to discuss my thoughts on programming in R and how a newcomer should feel about learning the language. Those Who Teach R, Should Use R Many of the students in the class

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R Job Notifications Using Twitter

R Job Notifications Using Twitter There has been some interesting activity about getting R to send a notification somehow when a long running job is completed. The most notable entries I have seen in this category are RPushBullet for web notifications and pingr for audio notifications. Although RPushBullet looks really cool (and Dirk does great work), I wondered...

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beepr (former pingr) is on CRAN. It’s easier than ever to make R go beep!

June 30, 2014
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beepr (former pingr) is on CRAN. It’s easier than ever to make R go beep!

Even though I said it would never happen, my silly package with the sole purpose of playing notification sounds is now on CRAN. Big thanks to the CRAN maintainers for their patience! For instant gratification run the following in R to install beepr and make R produce a notification sound: install.packages("beepr") library(beepr) beep() This package was previously called pingr and included...

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useR! 2014 is underway with 16 tutorials

June 30, 2014
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The annual worldwide user conference useR! 2014 is underway at UCLA, beginning with a full day of tutorials. This year's useR! conference is a record-breaker with more than 700 attendees, so most of the tutorial sessions have been jam-packed. The tutorials cover a diverse array of R applications: data management, visualization, statistics and biostatistics, programming, and interactive applications. Follow...

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7 new R jobs (for June 30th 2014)

June 30, 2014
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r_jobs

This is the bimonthly R Jobs post (for 2014-06-30), based on the R-bloggers’ sister website: R-users.com. If you are an employer who is looking to hire people from the R community, please visit this link to post a new R job (it’s free, and registration takes less than 10 seconds). If you are a job seekers, please follow the links below to learn more and apply for your job of interest (or visit previous...

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Shiny cheat sheet

June 30, 2014
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Shiny cheat sheet

Shiny v0.10 comes with a quick, handy guide. Use the Shiny cheat sheet as a quick reference for building Shiny apps. The cheat sheet will guide you from structuring your app, to writing a reactive foundation with server.R, to laying out and deploying your app.     You can find the Shiny cheat sheet along with

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