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New R package for K-S goodness-of-fit tests

May 2, 2016
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This is a re-post from the R packages mailing list Greetings, We wanted to announce a new R package ‘KScorrect’ that carries out the Lilliefors correction to the Kolmogorov-Smirnoff test for use in (one-sample) goodness-of-fit tests. It’s well-established it’s inappropriate to use the K-S test when sample statistics are used to estimate parameters, which results in substantially increased Type-II errors....

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rPref 1.0 – Computing Pareto Optima and Database Preferences

April 28, 2016
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This is a re-post from the R packages mailing list Dear R users, the first 1.0 version of the rPref package is now on CRAN. rPref allows to select the Pareto-optimal tuples from a data set, also called Skylines in the database community. For example, optimal tuples from mtcars according to “high(mpg) * high(hp)” (where “*” is the Pareto operator)...

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New package: weightr (v. 1.0.0)

April 26, 2016
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  This is a re-post of Dr. Jack Vevea email to the R packages mailing list Greetings, R users! I’m excited and pleased to announce that the weightr package was released to CRAN today: https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/weightr/ Our package provides a function for meta-analysts to implement the Vevea and Hedges (1995) weight-function model for publication bias in R and, by specifying...

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Fast csv writing for R

April 25, 2016
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Fast csv writing for R

Guest post by Matt Dowle. This post was first published on the H2O blog, please go there to leave a comment. R has traditionally been very slow at reading and writing csv files of, say, 1 million rows or more. Getting data into R is often the first task a user needs to do and if they have a poor...

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7 new R jobs from around the world (2016-04-18)

April 18, 2016
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7 new R jobs from around the world (2016-04-18)

R-users Resumes The resume section features CVs from over 200 R users. You can submit your resume for free (as a “job seeker”). You may also browse the resumes. Here are the new R Jobs for 2016-04-18. To post your R job on the next post Just visit this link and post a new (free) R job to the R community. To get added exposure,  you may also post...

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eRum 2016 (european R users meeting) – invited speakers

April 13, 2016
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eRum 2016 (european R users meeting) – invited speakers

  eRum 2016 will take place in the beautiful city of Poznań, Poland, betweenOctober 12th and 14th, and we already have confirmed invited speakers such as Rasmus Bååth (Lund University Cognitive Science) http://www.sumsar.net https://twitter.com/rabaath Romain Francois (r-enthusiasts) https://github.com/romainfrancois https://twitter.com/romain_francois Ulrike Grömping (Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin) https://prof.beuth-hochschule.de/groemping/ Matthias Templ (Vienna University of Technology) http://www.statistik.tuwien.ac.at/public/templ/mtempl/?page_id=2 http://www.data-analysis.at/de_DE/ Heather Turner (University of Warwick) https://twitter.com/HeathrTurnr http://www.heatherturner.net as well...

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10 new R jobs from around the world (2016-04-04)

April 4, 2016
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10 new R jobs from around the world (2016-04-04)

R-users Resumes R-users.com features a Resume section with CVs from over 180 R users. You can submit your resume for free by registering as a “job seeker” (you may also browse the resumes through a paid subscription). Here are the new R Jobs for 2016-04-04. To post your R job on the next post Just visit this link and post a new (free) R job to the R community. To get added...

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List of useful RStudio addins made by useRs (a github repo)

April 4, 2016
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  Dean Attali started a GitHub repo listing RStudio addins, with the hope that other useRs will add to the list and make it a place to discover addins. Feel free to browse for useful addins, or make a pull request to add your own addin to the list. Here are the current items on the list: Name Description Package On...

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european R users meeting (eRum) 2016 – Call for Workshops deadline (by 15th of April)

March 30, 2016
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european R users meeting (eRum) 2016 – Call for Workshops deadline (by  15th of April)

deadline: 15th of April   submission form and details: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZZwSPUB4-31nUYOhjdhArOF1kjdXrQW_XPWpfd0nqWU/viewform Info about the conference: eRum 2016 will take place in the beautiful city of Poznań, Poland, betweenOctober 12th and 14th, and we already have confirmed invited speakers such asRasmus Bååth, Romain Francois,  Ulrike Grömping, Matthias Templ, andHeather Turner, as well as high-level local R users. European R users meeting (eRum)...

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R talks and tutorials at the ODSC East conference (+ 10% discount code)

March 21, 2016
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R talks and tutorials at the ODSC East conference (+ 10% discount code)

(Guest post by Sheamus McGovern of ODSC) R will feature prominently at this year’s Open Data Science conference (ODSC East) in Boston from May 20th to 22nd. We have a strong lineup of workshops and talks from some of the top contributors in the R community. Joe Cheng, the creator of Shiny and CTO of RStudio will present the very...

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