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Using TeXmacs as an interface for R

January 14, 2013
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Using TeXmacs as an interface for R

Using TeXmacs as an interface for R (part 1)(This post was copied from my post at wordpress. Because I didn't manage to switch r-bloggers.com to use that blog, I'm reposting it here....) A nice, but not very well known, interface to R isTeXmacs. (I...

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Faster files in R

August 3, 2011
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R is fairly slow in reading files. read.table() is slow, scan() a bit faster, and readLines() fastest.But all these are nowhere as fast as other tools that scan through files. Let us look at an example. I have in front of me a 283M file.(Small update: the timings where off before. First because R hashes strings, one has to...

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Analysis of Iran absentee votes

June 20, 2009
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Analysis of Iran absentee votes

On http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=98206&sectionid=351020101 the official Iranian election results outside of Iran are posted. Here is a bit of exploration of the results.The graph shows the number of votes for Ahmadinejad (x-axis) vs. the nu...

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