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Plotting BP Oil Spill Testing Data using R

June 10, 2010
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Plotting BP Oil Spill Testing Data using R

The Deepwater Horizon Incident is in the U.S. headlines and on many peoples minds. The folks over at Revolution Analytics were even discussing this subject today. Several government sites including the NOAA have sections dedicated to the problem. In...

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Data Mining with WEKA example implemented in R

June 9, 2010
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Data Mining with WEKA example implemented in R

IBM Developer Works has several new articles on Data Mining with WEKA by Michael Abernethy. I decided to implement the example provided in the first article in the series using R. I realize that I could have used WEKA through R (using the RWeka packa...

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3 lines of R code to Process a Web Service

June 9, 2010
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3 lines of R code to Process a Web Service

Ruby is well known for its terse syntax and ability to process web services. I prefer JSON (Javascript Object Notation) to XML whenever possible. For example, a script to retrieve a list of World Bank Data takes all of three lines of code (after in...

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Plotting World Bank Data with R

June 8, 2010
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Plotting World Bank Data with R

Copy and paste the code listed in this post below, and you can create a plot of World Bank data using R with a call like the following:plotWorldBank('USA','NY.GDP.MKTP.KD.ZG')There is a wealth of economic and demographic available at the World Bank. ...

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Ruby Script to parse ISBNs listed in R-Project to populate an Amazon

June 7, 2010
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Ruby Script to parse ISBNs listed in  R-Project to populate an Amazon

As you probably figured out, I am an Amazon affiliate and have been giving some thought to how to get the best lists of R books available at Amazon. To get the list of ISBNs from R-Project, the following Ruby script did the trick:require 'rubygems'req...

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The 1000 most-visited sites analyzed using R

June 5, 2010
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The 1000 most-visited sites analyzed using R

Ever wondered about which Computer and Electronics web sites get the most Page Views? Based upon data recently published by Google:The R program to create this graph is as follows:library(XML)# URL for the Google Datau="http://www.google.com/adplanner...

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Free Online Statistics Books

June 5, 2010
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Free Online Statistics Books

Sources as varied as Google's Chief Economist Hal Varian and threatening online personalty (offensive language warning) Zed Shaw have recognized a growing need for professionals with solid statistical skills to meet the technical challenges facing the ...

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“Programming with Data – a Guide to the S Language” by John Chambers

June 5, 2010
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“Programming with Data – a Guide to the S Language” by John Chambers

Another unashamedly subjective book review - but first a little more about my history as it relates to R...A few years ago, I was doing some systems administration work at an industrial company for whom IT was a cost center. I wanted to illustrate to...

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GUI chart formatting with playwith

June 4, 2010
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GUI chart formatting with playwith

There are a huge number of plots, annotations and parameters available in R for constructing charts and graphics. While looking through the R Programming wikibook I noticed a reference to a library called playwith. It provides a GUI that allows you ...

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Introductory Statistics with R

June 3, 2010
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Introductory Statistics with R

I am in the process of reading several books on R, S or statistics. I can't say that I have completed any of these - at least to the depth that I would like to... but I have found them helpful up to this point in various ways. I'll add to these book...

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