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Tips for the R beginner (a 5 page overview)

August 23, 2010
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In this post I publish a PDF document titled “A collection of tips for R in Finance”. It is a basic 5 page introduction to R in finances by Arnaud Amsellem (linked in profile). The article offers tips related to the following points: Code Editor Organizing R code Update packages Getting external data into R Communicating with external applications...

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Rose plot using Deducers ggplot2 plot builder

August 16, 2010
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The (excellent!) LearnR blog had a post today about making a rose plot in ggplot2. Following today’s announcement, by Ian Fellows, regarding the release of the new version of Deducer (0.4) offering a strong support for ggplot2 using a GUI plot builder, Ian also sent an e-mail where he shows how to create a rose plot using the new...

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ggplot2 plot builder is now on CRAN! (through Deducer 0.4 GUI for R)

August 16, 2010
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Ian fellows, a hard working contributer to the R community (and a cool guy), has announced today the release of Deducer (0.4) to CRAN (scheduled to update in the next day or so). This major update also includes the release of a new plug-in package (DeducerExtras), containing additional dialogs and functionality. Following is the e-mail he sent out with...

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ggplot2 gui: Major feature set complete

August 4, 2010
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ggplot2 gui: Major feature set complete

(Written by Ian Fellows) There has been quite a bit of progress on the ggplot2 graphical user interface since the last post. All of the major features have been implemented, and are outlined in the vlog links below. What remains is to fix bugs, improve interface elements, and listen to feedback from users (that’s you).

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Blogging about R – presentation and audio

July 28, 2010
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At the useR!2010 conference I had the honor of giving a (~15 minute) talk titled “Blogging about R”. The following is the abstract I submited, followed by the slides of the talk and the audio file of a recording I made of the talk (I am sad it got a bit of “hall echo”, but it’s still listenable…) P.S:...

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Richard Stallman talk+Q&A at the useR! 2010 conference (audio files attached)

July 26, 2010
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The audio files of the full talk by Richard Stallman are attached to the end of this post. —————– Videos of all the invited talks of the useR! 2010 conference can be viewed on the R User Group blog —————– Last week I had the honor of attending the talk given by Richard Stallman, the last keynote speaker on...

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Want to join the closed BETA of a new Statistical Analysis Q&A site – NOW is the time!

July 16, 2010
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The bottom line of this post is for you to go to: Stack Exchange Q&A site proposal: Statistical Analysis And commit yourself to using the website for asking and answering questions. (And also consider giving the contender, MetaOptimize a visit) * * * * Statistical analysis Q&A website is about to go into BETA A month ago I invited...

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ggplot2 GSOC progress

July 15, 2010
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ggplot2 GSOC progress

(Written by Ian Fellows) The RForge build error has been fixed. the package can now be tried with: install.packages("Deducer",,"http://www.rforge.net",type="source")

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ggplot2 GSOC progress

July 15, 2010
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ggplot2 GSOC progress

(Written by Ian Fellows) The next installment of the vlog is here. All of ggplot2 has been implemented, including layers, scales, facets, and themes. For some reason rforge.net is having some troubles with my package, so you would need to build it from...

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Just updated the list of the new blog de…

July 8, 2010
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Just updated the list of the new blog de…

Just updated the list about the new blog design and purpose. Hope it will prove useful.

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