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A primer on R2OpenBUGS using the simple linear regression example.

July 11, 2012
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A primer on R2OpenBUGS using the simple linear regression example.

I make using OpenBUGS fun (and easier)! I've been a BUGS, WinBUGS and OpenBUGS user for some time now (20 years and counting!). The combination of R and OpenBUGS using the R2OpenBUGS package allows the user to bring together data preparation...

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Statistics without Maths

April 17, 2011
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Statistics without Maths

I got an interesting message from Chris Atherton the other day who has offered to do a workshop at the Technical Communications UK conference on statistics and data visualisation. The problem is that for some tech writers, their understandin...

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type=”n” graphs in R

February 24, 2011
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type=”n” graphs in R

type n graph.R Download this file One of the most useful graphs you can produce in R using the plot(...) function is one with nothing in it. Using the type="n" option, you get a blank canvas to which you can add points, lines, text, sh...

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Working with multiple graphs in R

February 19, 2011
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Working with multiple graphs in R

I'm trying out screencasting to help illustrate some tips and tricks with the statistics software package R, but also to hone my skills in this area.I'm including the code for this example as an attachment to this post.I'm in the proces...

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Is this good or bad programming?

September 1, 2010
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If I come across this kind of code when I'm checking (QCing) code it makes me want to punch the programmer's face. I find that it's impossible to step through and check each dataset with the previous incarnation. Which is how I check what h...

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