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Using Google Reader

February 15, 2010
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Using Google Reader

Google Reader is a fantastic way to keep track of new papers that are appearing in many different journals, and also to follow some of the interesting research blogs (and blogs on other topics) that are out there. Google Reader checks websites for you and lets you know of any new material that appears. Instead of

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Workflow in R

September 17, 2009
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Workflow in R

This came up recently on StackOverflow. One of the answers was particularly helpful and I thought it might be worth mentioning here. The idea presented there is  to break the code into four files, all stored in your project directory. These four files are to be processed in the following order. load.R This file includes

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Workflow in R

September 17, 2009
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This came up recently on StackOverflow. One of the answers was particularly helpful and I plan to adopt this for my future work. In fact, it is close to what I already do, but is a little more structured. The idea is to break the code into four files, ...

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Finding an R function

September 13, 2009
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Suppose you want a function to fit a neural network. What’s the best way to find it? Here are three steps that help to find the elusive function relatively quickly. First, use help.search("neural") or the shorthand ??neural. This will search the help...

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Finding an R function

September 13, 2009
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Finding an R function

Suppose you want a function to fit a neural network. What’s the best way to find it? Here are three steps that help to find the elusive function relatively quickly. First, use help.search("neural") or the shorthand ??neural. This will search the help files of installed packages for the word “neural”. Actually, fuzzy matching is used

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R help on StackOverflow

August 23, 2009
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R help on StackOverflow

Ever since I began using R about ten years ago, the best place to find R help was on the R-help mailing list. But it is time-consuming searching through the archives trying to find something from a long time ago, and there is no way to sort out the good advice from the bad advice.

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R help on StackOverflow

August 23, 2009
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Ever since I began using R about ten years ago, the best place to find R help was on the R-help mailing list. But it is time-consuming searching through the archives trying to find something from a long time ago, and there is no way to sort out the goo...

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Building R packages for Windows

July 13, 2009
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Building R packages for Windows

1. Installing the required tools To build an R package in Windows, you will need to install some additional software tools. These are summarized at http://www.murdoch-sutherland.com/Rtools 1.1 Essential: Rtools This is a collection of unix-like tools that can be run from the DOS command prompt. It also contains the MinGW compilers that are used for

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Building R packages for Windows

July 13, 2009
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1. Installing the required tools To build an R package in Windows, you will need to install some additional software tools. These are summarized at http://www.murdoch-sutherland.com/Rtools 1.1 Essential: Rtools This is a collection of unix-like tools...

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Time series packages on R

October 16, 2008
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Time series packages on R

There is now an official CRAN Task View for Time Series. This will replace my earlier list of time series packages for R, and provide a more visible and useful entry point for people wanting to use R for time series analysis. If I have missed anything on the list, please let me know.

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