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Arc Diagrams in R: Les Miserables

February 3, 2013
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Arc Diagrams in R: Les Miserables

In this post we will talk about the R package “arcdiagram” for plotting pretty arc diagrams like the one below: Arc Diagrams An arc diagram is a graphical display to visualize graphs or networks in a one-dimensional layout. The main idea is to display nodes along a single axis, while representing the edges or connections … Continue reading...

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7 Functions to do Metric Multidimensional Scaling in R

January 23, 2013
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7 Functions to do Metric Multidimensional Scaling in R

In this post we will talk about 7 different ways to perform a metric multidimensional scaling in R. Multidimensional Scaling Multidimensional Scaling (MDS), is a set of multivariate data analysis methods that are used to analyze similarities or dissimilarities in data. One of the nice features of MDS is that it allows us to represent … Continue reading...

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Gauge Chart in R

January 10, 2013
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Gauge Chart in R

How to replicate a google gauge chart in R? Google charts has several options to produce nice graphics. Most of them have their equivalent function in R and can be quickly replicated, but some of them require a bit of programming. For instance, take the google gauge charts which I really like: A gauge is … Continue reading...

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PLS Path Modeling with R

January 4, 2013
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PLS Path Modeling with R

Today I’m very happy and so excited to announce my new book PLS Path Modeling with R, freely available in pdf format at:  www.gastonsanchez.com/PLS_Path_Modeling_with_R.pdf After working and writing insanely for a couple of months in the last quarter of 2012, I’ve finally achieved this personal milestone that means so much to me.  What started as a … Continue reading...

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My PLStroika and some thoughts on developing R packages

November 7, 2012
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My PLStroika and some thoughts on developing R packages

I’ve been using R on a daily basis for more than seven years, and I’ve been developing R packages over the last three years. I consider myself an experienced useR and most of my coworkers consider me an R master. However, there are still a lot of things that I don’t know about R. To be … Continue reading...

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