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Retrospective: Writing an O’Reilly Book

May 31, 2014
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Retrospective: Writing an O’Reilly Book

A number of people have asked me about the amount of time and effort involved in writing a book as I just completed one for O'Reilly (published in April and is available on Amazon).   The process at O'Reilly is unique in that a book is written and initially formatted on an application called...

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R and (Software) Relatives

February 18, 2014
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R and (Software) Relatives

Post also available with code executed inline at rpubs.com. O'Reilly recently published the results of a survey from attendees of the Strata Conference related to tool usage and salary.  The entire survey is available for download.  In the survey results, R was heralded as second only to SQL as a tool used by conference attendees.  An chart from the...

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R Studio and "Advanced R Development"

February 5, 2014
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R Studio and "Advanced R Development"

Well, I am tuning back in after a brief hiatus (what's a year-or-two-or-four between friends)?  Among other things, I just wrapped up a book for O'Reilly Media (Client-Server Web Apps with JavaScript and Java) due out in the Spring.   Please ...

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Github Follower Graph with R

May 17, 2012
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Github Follower Graph with R

Graph a github user's followers (and follower's followers).Each programming language tends to develop its own idiomatic set of data structures.  In R, data frames are often the structure of choice.  JSON (a subset of Javascript) has emerged a...

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Please Learn to Read

May 17, 2012
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There has been a lot of chatter during the past week on HN generated by with Jeff Atwood's "Please don't learn to code".  Actual posts included:Please don't learn to code (www.codinghorror.com) Please Don't Become Anything, Especially Not A P...

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Log File Analysis with R

February 21, 2012
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Log File Analysis with R

 R often comes up in discussions of heavy duty scientific and statistical analysis (and so it should).  However, it is also incredibly handy for a variety of more routine developer activities.   And so I give you… log file analysis with R!  I was just involved in the launch of gradesquare.com (go ahead – click...

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Word Cloud from Blog RSS

September 2, 2011
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Word Cloud from Blog RSS

Crazy busy  - no time to blog recently. Time enough for pretty pictures based upon previous words though...(thanks http://www.wordle.net).

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Ten News Stories of 2010 – and the Statistics that Made Them

January 1, 2011
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Ten News Stories of 2010 – and the Statistics that Made Them

Significance MagazineAccording to Significance Magazine (jointly published by Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association) the following are the top ten stories of 2010.1. Progress in the preven...

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Ten News Stories of 2010 – and the Statistics that Made Them

January 1, 2011
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Ten News Stories of 2010 – and the Statistics that Made Them

Significance MagazineAccording to Significance Magazine (jointly published by Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association) the following are the top ten stories of 2010.1. Progress in the preven...

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R-Chart: Year End Wrap Up

December 31, 2010
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R-Chart: Year End Wrap Up

Thanks to everyone who visited and commented here at R-Chart over the last year!  Blogging has forced me to crystallize my thoughts and I hope others have benefited a bit from these meanderings.  It it great to interact with the&nbs...

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