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Helping the blind use R – by exporting R console to Word

May 22, 2010
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Preface – R seems a natural fit for the blind statistician For blind people who wish to do statistics, R can be ideal. R command line interface offers straight forward statistical scripting in the form of question (what is the mean of x) followed by an answer (0.2). That is, instead of point-and-click dialog boxes with jumping windows of...

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useR-2010 is looking for a T-shirt design

May 19, 2010
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useR-2010 is looking for a T-shirt design

Katharine Mullen has just published on the R mailing list a call for designeRs who might be willing to design a T-shirt aRt design for the shirt that will be given in useR 2010. I consider such contests as one of those good-for-the-community things, and hope regular useRs, R bloggers, and companies that are based on R – will...

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Exporting R output to MS-Word with R2wd (an example session)

May 6, 2010
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Creating reports is one of the basic tasks in data analysis. R provides numerous functions and packages to export it’s (beautiful) output and help compile it into a report. In this post I will present one such (basic) solution for Windows OS users for exporting R output into Microsoft Word using the R2wd (package). There are more ways and...

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The new GUI for ggplot2 (using Deducer) – the designer wants your opinion

May 1, 2010
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After discovering that R is expected (this summer) to have a GUI for ggplot2 (through deducer), I later found Ian’s gsoc proposal for this GUI.  Since the system is in it’s early stages of development, Ian has invited people to give comments, input and critique on his plans for the project. For your convenience (and with Ian’s permission), I...

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R is going to have a GUI to ggplot2! (by the end of this years google-summer-of-code)

April 26, 2010
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I was delighted to see the following e-mail post from Dirk Eddelbuettel regarding the google-summer-of-code R google group: * * * Earlier today Google finalised student / mentor pairings and allocations for the Google Summer of Code 2010 (GSoC 2010). The R Project is happy to announce that the following students have been accepted: Colin Rundel, “rgeos – an...

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How to upgrade R on windows – another strategy (and the R code to do it)

April 23, 2010
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How to upgrade R on windows – another strategy (and the R code to do it)

Update: In the end of the post I added simple step by step instruction on how to move to the new system. I STRONGLY suggest using the code only after you read the entire post. Background If you didn’t hear it by now – R 2.11.0 is out with a bunch of new features. After Andrew Gelman recently lamented the lack...

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The difference between “letters[c(1,NA)]” and “letters[c(NA,NA)]“

April 22, 2010
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In David Smith’s latest blog post (which, in a sense, is a continued response to the latest public attack on R), there was a comment by Barry that caught my eye. Barry wrote: Even I get caught out on R quirks after 20 years of using it. Compare letters and letters for the most recent thing that made me...

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Parallel Multicore Processing with R (on Windows)

April 21, 2010
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Parallel Processing backend for R under windows - installation tips and some examples.

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An article attacking R gets responses from the R blogosphere – some reflections

April 16, 2010
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An article attacking R gets responses from the R blogosphere – some reflections

In this post I reflect on the current state of the R blogosphere, and share my hopes for the future

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“The next big thing”, R, and Statistics in the cloud

April 14, 2010
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A friend just e-mailed me about a blog post by Dr. AnnMaria De Mars titled “The Next Big Thing”. In it Dr. De Mars wrote (I allowed myself to emphasize some parts of the text): Contrary to what some people seem to think, R is definitely not the next big thing, either. I am always surprised when people ask me why I think...

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