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R talks to Weka about Data Mining

July 14, 2013
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R talks to Weka about Data Mining

R provides us with excellent resources to mine data, and there are some good overviews out there: Yanchang’s website with Examples and a nice reference card The rattle-package that introduces a nice GUI for R, and Graham William’s compendium of tools The caret-package that offers a unified interface to running a multitude of model builders.

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Change fonts in ggplot2, and create xkcd style graphs

February 17, 2013
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Change fonts in ggplot2, and create xkcd style graphs

Installing and changing fonts in your plots comes now easy with the extrafonts-package. There is a excellent tutorial on the extrafonts github site, still I will shortly demonstrate how it worked for me. First, install the package and load it. You can now install the desired system fonts (at the moment only TrueType fonts): The

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Basic ideas on aggregate, plyr and crosstables!

October 17, 2012
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Basic ideas on aggregate, plyr and crosstables!

A common task using R is the investigation of one particular dataset. Usually we have a mixture of numerical and categorial data and are interested in some statistics (e.g. means and so on). And there are a lot of threads, blogs etc around that. Sorry for adding another one, but so I remember myself. Let’s

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ggplot2 – much easier with JGR and Deducer

July 7, 2012
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ggplot2 – much easier with JGR and Deducer

In the last R-User meeting in Cologne, we had a discussion about using ggplot2 – and I gave a short introduction of how to use ggplot2 with JGR and Deducer. Basically, JGR is a Graphical User Interface for R, and Deducer is a kind of “data analysis plugin”, that also comes with a so-called “plot

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Using twitteR to see, what german press secretary tweets about

June 24, 2012
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Using twitteR to see, what german press secretary tweets about

Find the HTML-slides here, and the .Rmd-file that was used to generate here. How to deal with .Rmd-files, see here What this is about These are my first steps to play around with the interface from R to twitter, using the twitteR-package. We will load the latest 1500 (maximum the API allows) tweets from the

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Displaying german stock performance with R using ggplot2

December 6, 2011
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Displaying german stock performance with R using ggplot2

I cannot follow stock market developments daily, so I was looking for a quick overview of what had happened in the last week. What would be of interest for me is  “How did German stocks perform over the last 5 days, compared to the last 20 trading days and the last 250 trading days”. R

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