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A Quick Note in Weighting with nlme

December 18, 2012
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I’ve been doing a lot of meta-analytic things lately. More on that anon. But one quick thing that came up was variance weighting with mixed models in R, and after a few web searches, I wanted to post this, more … Continue reading →

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Running OpenBUGS on a Mac Running OSX

March 20, 2012
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After writing up my tutorial regarding getting WinBUGS running on a Mac in R, a friend sent me this fantastic simple tutorial on the same thing for OpenBUGS on a mac in R. So, for those that want it, install away! Looks a good bit simpler, actually! Tweet

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Missing my Statsy Goodness? Check out #SciFund!

March 6, 2012
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Missing my Statsy Goodness? Check out #SciFund!

I know, I know, I have been kinda lame about posting here lately. But that’s because my posting muscle has been focused on the new analyses for what makes a succesful #SciFund proposal. I’ve been posting them at the #SciFund blog under the Analysis tag – so check it out. There’s some fun stats, and

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Running R2WinBUGS on a Mac Running OSX

January 18, 2012
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I have long used JAGS to do all of my Bayesian work on my mac. Early on, I tried to figure out how to install WinBUGS and OpenBUGS and their accompanying R libraries on my mac, but, to no avail. I just had too hard of a time getting them running and gave up. But,

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Ecological SEMs and Composite Variables: What, Why, and How

May 2, 2011
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Ecological SEMs and Composite Variables: What, Why, and How

I’m a HUGE fan of Structural Equation Modeling. Heck, I’ve even begun teaching short SEM workshops. (seriously, if you want, email me and we’ll talk). For those of you unfamiliar with the technique, it’s awesome for three main reasons. It’s a method of teasing apart direct and indirect interactions in your data. It allows you

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Easy Upgrading of R

April 14, 2011
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For those who are excited about the new 2.13.0 release of R (particularly the compiler package) but are grumbling about having to remember what packages they have and re-install them, see this great advice or this piece on upgrading in osx for how to a...

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Extra! Extra! Get Your gridExtra!

April 7, 2011
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Extra! Extra! Get Your gridExtra!

The more I use it, the deeper I fall in love with ggplot2. I know, some of you have heard me kvel about it ad nauseum (oh, yiddish and latin in one sentence – extra points!). But the graphs really look great, and once you wrap your head around a few concepts, it’s surprisingly easy

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More, Please!

March 17, 2011
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Thanks to Jim, I’ve been using R in the shell more and more – in concert with vi. It’s been fun, and nice to integrate my workflows all on the server (although I haven’t had to do much graphing yet – I’m sure I’ll start kvetching then and return to a nice gui). One thing

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RStudio – An IDE for the Masses!

March 1, 2011
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RStudio – An IDE for the Masses!

I’ll admit it. There’s one thing that always makes me sad working on a mac. R. How does R make me sad on a mac? I look over at my compatriots in Windows using fun Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) like Tinn-R, and I sigh. On the other hand, I just had the sad little text

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Merge Me Baby One More Time!

January 24, 2011
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OK – has this ever happened to you? You are working with a team of collaborators all using a common dataset – maybe from an Agency, and LTER, or someone else’s data altogether. Each of you has some task – incorporating new data, running fancy models and putting the results back into the data for

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