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Two plot with a common legend – base graphics

June 6, 2009
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Two plot with a common legend – base graphics

If you need to share a common legend between two graphs using the ggplot2 package/paradigm take a look at this post from the Learning R blog.The code below solves the same task using the R base graphics.png( "2plot1legend.png", width = 480, height = 68...

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Nice Interview

May 31, 2009
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Nice Interview

Here you can read a nice interview with David Smith, REvolution Computing’s Director of Community, statistician and bloggeR.

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R Journal 1/1

May 29, 2009
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R Journal 1/1

R Journal 1/1 is out! Download it from here.

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vim plugin for R

May 11, 2009
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vim plugin for R

For the vim/R-addicted a must to have: http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2628

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Searching through mailing list archives

May 8, 2009
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Searching through mailing list archives

Romain Francois on his blog posted a very useful function to search through the R mailing list archives. Take a look at it here. Take also a look at the tm package introduced in  R News, 8(2):19–22, Oct. 2008 with an example dealing with analysi...

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screen in ubuntu 9.04

April 29, 2009
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screen in ubuntu 9.04

As I told in a previous post, I consider the unix tool screen essential for my work. It seems that the just released Ubuntu 9.04  contains a package that make it easier to configure and use. You can find the full story here.

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Tips from the R-help list : shadow text in a plot and bumps charts

April 28, 2009
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Tips from the R-help list : shadow text in a plot and bumps charts

Stumbling across the R-help mailing-list I found, as often happens,  two threads in the spirit of this blog (of course, since they come from the list, the quality is higher): here you can find a function allowing  a shadow outline style for a...

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Colors in the R terminal

April 24, 2009
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Colors in the R terminal

Today, I'd like to suggest a new R package that you can download from here. Still in its early development, the xterm256 package allows to print text in the R terminal using different colours. You can find more information here. The picture below depic...

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R 2.9.0 is Out!

April 21, 2009
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R 2.9.0 is Out!

The new R 2.9.0 is out! Get it here. If you like take a look at these posts for some miscellaneous advices to make the upgrade easier.

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Multiple plot in a single image using ImageMagick

March 31, 2009
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Multiple plot in a single image using ImageMagick

Sometimes you need to add several plots/images either by row or by column to a single page/sheet.If you generate all your plot with R base graphics you can easily accomplished the task using the par() function, e.g., using par(mfrow=c(2,2)) and then dr...

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