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Progress bars in R using winProgressBar

September 10, 2012
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Progress bars in R using winProgressBar

Using progress bars in R scripts can provide valuable timing feedback during development and additional polish to final products. winProgressBar and setWinProgressBar are the primary functions for creating progress bars in R. Progress bars, and progress indicators in general, are relatively uncommon in R programming. This makes sense, as they can add bloat and, being design elements, they generally...

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The Art of R Programming – Matloff (2011)

August 27, 2012
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The Art of R Programming – Matloff (2011)

It’s difficult to write a book on an entire programming language and keep it manageable and concise, but The Art of R Programming does it as well as any text I’ve seen. Matloff covers, in detail and among other things, R data structures, programming idioms, performance enhancements, interfaces with other languages, debugging and graphing. Title:The Art of R ProgrammingAuthor(s):...

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The Art of R Programming – Matloff (2011)

August 27, 2012
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The Art of R Programming – Matloff (2011)

It’s difficult to write a book on an entire programming language and keep it manageable and concise, but The Art of R Programming does it as well as any text I’ve seen. Matloff covers, in detail and among other things, R data structures, programming idioms, performance enhancements, interfaces with other languages, debugging and graphing. Title:The The post The...

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Animations in R

April 24, 2012
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Animations in R

Animated charts can be very helpful in illustrating concepts or discovering relationships, which makes them very helpful in teaching and exploratory research. Fortunately, creating animated graphs in R is fairly straightforward, once you have the right tools and understand a few basic principles about how the animations are created. In this article I’ll provide an The post Animations...

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Animations in R

April 24, 2012
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Animations in R

Animated charts can be very helpful in illustrating concepts or discovering relationships, which makes them very helpful in teaching and exploratory research. Fortunately, creating animated graphs in R is fairly straightforward, once you have the right...

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RStudio Development Environment

March 23, 2012
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RStudio Development Environment

Compared to many other languages of equal popularity, there are realtively few development environments for R. In fact, the total number of production ready R IDEs could probably be counted on one hand. That deficiency is a small price to pay to use R and if you’re not already accustomed to using IDEs for other The post RStudio...

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RStudio Development Environment

March 23, 2012
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RStudio Development Environment

Compared to many other languages of equal popularity, there are realtively few development environments for R. In fact, the total number of production ready R IDEs could probably be counted on one hand. That deficiency is a small price to pay to use R ...

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Installing quantstrat from R-forge and source

January 10, 2012
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Installing quantstrat from R-forge and source

R is used extensively in the financial industry; many of my recent clients have been working in or developing products for the financial sector. Some common applications are to use R to analyze market data and evaluate quantitative trading strategies. Custom solutions are almost always the best way to do this, but the quantstrat package The post Installing...

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Installing quantstrat from R-forge and source

January 10, 2012
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R is used extensively in the financial industry; many of my recent clients have been working in or developing products for the financial sector. Some common applications are to use R to analyze market data and evaluate quantitative trading strategies. ...

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Subscriptions Feature Added

December 7, 2011
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Subscriptions Feature Added

You can now subscribe to almost any content on the ProgrammingR website, including the job listings. To be notified of job listings as soon as they are posted, click the “R Jobs” link above and follow the instructions on that page to add the jobs feed to your feed reader.Because of this change, I will The post Subscriptions...

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