The Homeless EconometricianThe amazing growth and success of CRAN (Comprehensive R Archive Network) is marked by the thousands of packages have been developed and released by a highly active user base. Yet even so, one of the founders and primary...

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In this post I will go through 5 reasons: zero cost, crazy popularity, awesome power, dazzling flexibility, and mind-blowing support. I believe R is the best statistical programming language to learn. As a blogger who has contributed over 150 posts in Stata and over 100 in R I have extensive experience with both a proprietary statistical programming language...

Imagine that we have a treatment that we give to five different groups of individuals. Each individual has a variable response which as a unique mean and variance based on the treatment. We do not know how the means will change but we believe the variance of responses will expand depending upon what level of treatment the individual...

(This article was first published on Econometrics by Simulation, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) It is time Rdata files become the primary means of disseminating publicly available data online.1. R is the most efficient Statistical software at compressing dataI was recently attempting to download weather data from the US government and found myself stymied because the dataset I wanted...

In serveral previous posts I have posted shiny applications which temporarily store data on shiny servers such as hit counters or the survey tool which I created, These do not work in the long term since shiny will restart its servers without war...