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Up and Coming R User Group meetings

October 19, 2012
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Mango Solutions are pleased to announce the forthcoming R user Group meetings that they will be hosting or participating in.  To attend, please see the registration information on the relevant websites:   1.       GreatBoston useR Group      (http://www.meetup.com/Boston-useR/ ) Date:                     Tuesday 23rd October Venue:                 IBM Cambridge, 1 Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA Time:                     6.15pm Presentation:    Creating and Designing Applications...

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Using R in Political Controversies: Unemployment Reduction Prowess Under Bush versus Obama Years

September 27, 2012
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Using R in Political Controversies: Unemployment Reduction Prowess Under Bush versus Obama Years

Editor’s note: R-bloggers does not take a political side. Since this is an important topic, this post has the comments turned on. Also, If you wish to write a reply post (which includes an R context), you are welcome to contact me to have it published. This post was written by Prof. H. D. Vinod. Fordham University, New York.

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BaselR meetup

September 6, 2012
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Mango Solutions host BaselR, a free, open and informal R user group for those using or interested in using R. There will be a few short R related presentations and an opportunity to meet and chat with other R users over a drink. Date: Thursday 13th September at 6.30pm. Venue : transBarent, Viaduktstrasse 3, Basel (by the train station)...

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Package JM — version 1.0-0

July 10, 2012
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(by Dimitris Rizopoulos) Dear R-users, I’d like to announce the release of version 1.0-0 of package JM (already available from CRAN) for the joint modeling of longitudinal and time-to-event data using shared parameter models. These models are applicable in mainly two settings. First, when focus is in the survival outcome and we wish to account for the effect of an...

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The R Journal Volume 4/1, June 2012

July 6, 2012
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As first reported by Paolo, the new R journal is out! You can Download the complete issue from here.  Refereed articles may be downloaded individually using the links below. Table of Contents Editorial 3   Contributed Research Articles   Analysing Seasonal Data  Adrian G Barnett, Peter Baker and Annette J Dobson 5 MARSS: Multivariate Autoregressive State-space...

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Glmnet_1.8 uploaded to CRAN

July 4, 2012
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(by Trevor Hastie) Glmnet_1.8 uploaded to CRAN – This is a major revision, with two additional models included. 1) Multiresponse regression – family=”mgaussian” Here we have a matrix of M responses, and we fit a series of linear models in parallel. We use a group-lasso penalty on the set of M coefficients for each variable. This means they are...

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Visualization in R with ggplot2 taught by Hadley Wickham at Statistics.com

June 24, 2012
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Hadley Wickham, the creator of ggplot2, will present his course “Visualization in R with ggplot2,” online at Statistics.com, July 20 – Aug 17. Upcoming “R” courses, and others: Jun 22:  Smoothing with P-splines using R (taught by Brian Manly and Paul Eilers) Jun 29:  Data Mining in R (taught by Luis Torgo) Jul  6:  Intro to Resampling Methods (taught...

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[R-pkgs] igraph 0.6 released

June 18, 2012
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Dear All, we have released version 0.6 of the igraph package today. This is a major new version, with a lot of new features, and (sadly) it is not completely compatible with code that was written for the previous igraph versions. (See “Major new features” below for details.) I have included below a list of (bigger) changes. Please see...

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LondonR meeting (June 19th)

June 9, 2012
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Mango Solutions announces the next LondonR meeting which will take place on June 19th. The meeting is free and open to anyone interested in R.  If you would like to attend please register in advance via email to [email protected] Date:                     Tuesday 19th June 2012 Venue:                 The Counting House, 50 Cornhill, London, London EC3V 3PD (note change of usual...

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Bill Veanables Workshop (Augsburg University, Germany :: 2-3 July 2012)

June 7, 2012
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Bill Venables talks R :: Augsburg University, Germany :: 2-3 July 2012 Bill Venables will give a two-day R Workshop in Augsburg on the 2nd and 3rd July 2012, an expanded version of the course, which he has been invited to give at this year’s useR! meeting in Nashville. Details: www.math.uni-augsburg.de/termin/R-workshop.html Organised by the Department of Computer-Oriented Statistics and Data...

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