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Creating good looking survival curves – the ‘ggsurv’ function

July 4, 2013
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Creating good looking survival curves – the ‘ggsurv’ function

This is a guest post by Edwin Thoen Currently I am doing my master thesis on multi-state models. Survival analysis was my favourite course in the masters program, partly because of the great survival package which is maintained by Terry Therneau. The …Read more »

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Top 100 R packages for 2013 (Jan-May)!

June 13, 2013
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Top 100 R packages for 2013 (Jan-May)!

(This article was first published on R-statistics blog » RR-statistics blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) What are the top 100 (most downloaded) R packages in 2013? Thanks to the recent release of RStudio of their “0-cloud” CRAN log files (but without including downloads from the primary CRAN mirror or any of the 88 other CRAN mirrors), we can now answer this question...

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Answering “How many people use my R package?”

June 11, 2013
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Answering “How many people use my R package?”

The question “How many people use my R package?” is a natural question that (I imagine) every R package developer asks himself at some point or another. After many years in the dark, a silver lining has now emerged thanks …Read more »

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Log Transformations for Skewed and Wide Distributions

May 27, 2013
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Log Transformations for Skewed and Wide Distributions

This is a guest article by Nina Zumel and John Mount, authors of the new book Practical Data Science with R. For readers of this blog, there is a 50% discount off the “Practical Data Science with R” book, simply by using the code pdswrblo when reaching checkout (until …Read more »

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R 3.0.1 is released

May 20, 2013
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R 3.0.1 is released

R 3.0.1 (codename “Good Sport”) was released last week. As mentioned earlier by David, this version improves serialization performance with big objects, improves reliability for parallel programming and fixes a few minor bugs. Upgrading to R 3.0.1 You can download …Read more »

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R 3.0.0 is released! (what’s new, and how to upgrade)

April 3, 2013
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R 3.0.0 is released! (what’s new, and how to upgrade)

A few hours ago Peter Dalgaard (of R Core Team) announced the release of R 3.0.0!  Bellow you can read the changes in this release. One of the features worth noticing is the introduction of long vectors to R 3.0.0. As David Smith …Read more »

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Updating R (on Windows) through a menu-bar: installr 0.9 released on CRAN

April 1, 2013
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Updating R (on Windows) through a menu-bar: installr 0.9 released on CRAN

In preparation for the upcoming release of R 3.0.0, a new release 0.9 of installr is now on CRAN. The package can be installed and loaded using: # installing/loading the package: if(!require(installr)) { install.packages("installr"); require(installr)} #load / install+load installr The …Read more »

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Writing a MS-Word document using R (with as little overhead as possible)

March 24, 2013
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Writing a MS-Word document using R (with as little overhead as possible)

The problem: producing a Word (.docx) file of a statistical report created in R, with as little overhead as possible. The solution: combining R+knitr+rmarkdown+pander+pandoc (it is easier than it is spelled). If you get what this post is about, just …Read more »

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Updating R from R (on Windows) – using the {installr} package

March 5, 2013
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Upgrading R on Windows is not easy. While the R FAQ offer guidelines, some users may prefer to simply run a command in order to upgrade their R to the latest version. That is what the new {installr} package is …Read more »

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Installing Pandoc from R (on Windows) – using the {installr} package

February 27, 2013
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Installing Pandoc from R (on Windows) – using the {installr} package

The R blogger Rolf Fredheim has recently wrote a great piece called “Reproducible research with R, Knitr, Pandoc and Word“, where he advocates for Pandoc as an essential part of reproducible research workflow in R, in helping to turn documents …Read more »

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