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Doing quantitative archaeology with open source software

April 25, 2015
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(This is a guest post by Ben Marwick, originally published on ATOR blog) This short post is written for archaeologists who frequently perform common data analysis and visualization tasks in Excel, SPSS or similar commercial packages. It was motivated by my recent observations at the Society of American Archaeology meeting in San Francisco – the largest annual meeting of archaeologists in the...

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Discount for the Open Data Science conference (@Boston / May 30th)

April 23, 2015
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Discount for the Open Data Science conference (@Boston / May 30th)

This year’s Open Data Science conference takes place in Boston on May 30th and 31st at the Boston Convention Center. The conference features over 21 workshops and 72 presentations on the open source languages, tools, and topics around data science. R features prominently. The conference gives you the chance to hear from R contributors directly and meet them in person.  Our...

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Cascading style sheets for R plots (via the Rcssplot package)

April 23, 2015
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Cascading style sheets for R plots (via the Rcssplot package)

This post is contributed by Tomasz Konopka. Comments are [email protected] One of the great features of R is its capable graphics framework. In principle, the framework allows us to customize all aspects of the visual presentation of data. In practice, however, customization is rather tedious. For example, R’s own boxplot function has 17 custom arguments, not counting ...; stripchart has 20. Tweaking the default...

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The first NYC R Conference is being held at Work-Bench April 24-25

April 19, 2015
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The first NYC R Conference is being held at Work-Bench April 24-25

The first NYC R Conference is being held at Work-Bench April 24-25.  This is a place for R enthusiasts and data scientists to gather and explore, share and inspire ideas.  It is two days full of speakers from the R and data communities discussing theoretical and applied topics such as Shiny dashboards, Bayesian methods, high performance computing and data visualization.  While focused on R...

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11 new R jobs (2015-04-13)

April 13, 2015
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11 new R jobs (2015-04-13)

This is the bimonthly post (for 2015-04-13) for new R Jobs from R-users.com (this post is somewhat belated due to holidays). Employers: visit this link to post a new R job to the R community (it’s free and quick). Job seekers: please follow the links below to learn more and apply for your job of interest (or visit previous R jobs posts). Full-Time Data Scientist Corporate Knights Capital – Posted by CorporateKnightsCapital Toronto Ontario, Canada...

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12 new R jobs (2015-03-23)

March 23, 2015
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12 new R jobs (2015-03-23)

This is the bimonthly post (for 2015-03-23) for new R Jobs from R-users.com. Employers: visit this link to post a new R job to the R community (it’s free and quick). Job seekers: please follow the links below to learn more and apply for your job of interest (or visit previous R jobs posts). Full-Time RN Required – QI Specialist III Molina Healthcare – North Charleston SC – Posted...

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5 new R jobs (2015-03-11)

March 11, 2015
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5 new R jobs (2015-03-11)

This is the bimonthly post (for 2015-03-11) for new R Jobs from R-users.com. Employers: visit this link to post a new R job to the R community (it’s free and quick). Job seekers: please follow the links below to learn more and apply for your job of interest (or visit previous R jobs posts). Full-Time postdoc in bioinformatics & computational biology University of Iowa – Posted by michaelsonlab Iowa City Iowa,...

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Electric Power System simulations using R

March 2, 2015
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Electric Power System simulations using R

This is a guest post by Ben Ubah. The field of electric power systems engineering relies heavily on computer simulations for analysis because of its nature. These computer simulations aid the planning, operation and management of the system. Computer simulations have been implemented using several scientific computing tools. However, I have not yet seen any implementations using R. This inspired my...

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7 new R jobs (2015-02-23)

February 23, 2015
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7 new R jobs (2015-02-23)

This is the bimonthly post (for 2015-02-23) for new R Jobs from R-users.com. If you are an employer who is looking to hire people from the R community, please visit this link to post a new R job (it’s free and quick). If you are a job seekers, please follow the links below to learn more and apply for your job of interest (or visit previous R jobs posts). Full-Time Machine Learning...

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Online course: Survey Analysis in R with Thomas Lumley

February 17, 2015
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On March 20, Thomas Lumley, the creator of the R Package “Survey”, will give an online course (in statistics.com) titled “Survey Analysis in R” The purpose of this 4-week online course, is to teach survey researchers who are familiar with R how to use it in survey research. The course uses Lumley’s Survey package. You will learn how to...

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