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Google Charts in R Markdown

September 3, 2014
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Introduction Extrapolation Introduction An excellent little post (Zoom, zoom googleVis) showed up recently on R-Bloggers. The author Markus Gesmann is the maintainer of the googleVis package that links R to the Google Charts API. My first thought was: could I embed charts like those in R Markdown documents that could knit to...

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New Wine in an Old Bottle: R Markdown v2 and R Studio on the Cent OS Server

August 27, 2014
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Introduction New Pandoc Installing LaTeX Packages Introduction R Markdown Version 2 is a boon to students: with a single click one can convert an R Markdown file to either HTML, PDF or Word format. However, getting this feature to work fully in the R Studio server environment may require a bit of work, especially...

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Five Reasons to Teach Elementary Statistics With R: #3

May 4, 2014
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Five Reasons to Teach Elementary Statistics With R:  #3

Introduction Reason #3: RStudio’s shiny Examples “Slow” Simulation Understanding Model Assumptions Types of Error Illustrating Fine Points Playing Games

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Five Reasons to Teach Elementary Statistics With R: #3

May 4, 2014
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Five Reasons to Teach Elementary Statistics With R:  #3

Introduction Reason #3: RStudio’s shiny Examples “Slow” Simulation Understanding Model Assumptions Types of Error Illustrating Fine Points Playing Games

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Five Reasons to Teach Elementary Statistics With R: #2

April 8, 2014
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Five Reasons to Teach Elementary Statistics With R:  #2

Introduction Reason #2: RStudio’s manipulate Do It Yourself Next Time Introduction This is is second in a projected five-part series of posts aimed at colleagues who teach elementary statistics. If you teach with R but hesitate to spring such a powerful and...

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Five Reasons to Teach Elementary Statistics With R: #2

April 8, 2014
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Five Reasons to Teach Elementary Statistics With R:  #2

Introduction Reason #2: RStudio’s manipulate Do It Yourself Next Time Introduction This is is second in a projected five-part series of posts aimed at colleagues who teach elementary statistics. If you teach with R but hesitate to spring such a powerful and...

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Five Reasons to Teach Elementary Statistics With R: #1

April 5, 2014
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Five Reasons to Teach Elementary Statistics With R:  #1

Introduction Reason #1: Package mosaic Keeping Simple Things Simple Flow-Control for the Masses There is Much More References Introduction This is is first in a projected five-part series of posts aimed at colleagues who teach...

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Five Reasons to Teach Elementary Statistics With R: #1

April 5, 2014
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Five Reasons to Teach Elementary Statistics With R:  #1

Introduction Reason #1: Package mosaic Keeping Simple Things Simple Flow-Control for the Masses There is Much More References Introduction This is is first in a projected five-part series of posts aimed at colleagues who teach...

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Pander/Pandoc for Pretty Conversion on the R Studio Server

February 1, 2014
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Eventually we get around to teaching our students to turn in Homework assignments as R Markdown documents, and towards the end of the semester many of them will do a data analysis project, complete with a report generated as an HTML file. But frankly the HTML output is a bit ugly. What if students want something that looks a...

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Pander/Pandoc for Pretty Conversion on the R Studio Server

February 1, 2014
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(Added May 19, 2014: On May 17 R Stduio announced a preview release of version 0.98b which will render moot the techniques described in this post, as the new version provides built-in options to convert from R Markdown to PDF and to Word formats.) Eventually we get around to teaching our students to turn in Homework assignments as...

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