This post originally appeared on my Wordpress blog on May 23, 2010. I present it here in its original form. In my opinion, the description of orgmode by its creator as a tool "for keeping notes, maintaining ToDo lists, doing project planning,...

This post originally appeared on my Wordpress blog on May 23, 2010. I present it here in its original form. In my opinion, the description of orgmode by its creator as a tool "for keeping notes, maintaining ToDo lists, doing project planning,...

This post originally appeared on my Wordpress blog on May 23, 2010. I present it here in its original form. The R Function of the Day series will focus on describing in plain language how certain R functions work, focusing on simple example...

This post originally appeared on my Wordpress blog on May 23, 2010. I present it here in its original form. The R Function of the Day series will focus on describing in plain language how certain R functions work, focusing on simple example...

Edit: I’ve posted an updated version of the script here. It is not quite as compressed as Anatol’s version, but I think it’s a decent compromise between readability and efficiency. Edit #2 And yet another update, this one contributed by Kai Heinrich. I hacked together some code for R last night to visualize a Twitter

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The R Function of the Day series will focus on describing in plain language how certain R functions work, focusing on simple examples that you can apply to gain insight into your own data. Today, I will discuss the sample function. Random Permutations In its simplest form, the sample function can be used to return

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When we have a set of data with a small number of variables we can easily use a manual approach to identifying a good set of variables and the form they take in our statistical model. In other situations we may have a large number of potentially important variables and it soon becomes a time

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...

I lived for 10 years within sight (on a clear day, anyway) of Mount St. Helens, and had seen and heard a lot about the devastation caused by the eruption and pyroclastic flow 30 years ago. But I'd heard relatively little about the effects of the ash cloud settling on land. I was surprised to learn about the effect...

As announced by the R Core Team, the next update to R will be 2.11.1 to be released on May 31. Despite being a minor-minor version increment, this release is expected to sport at least one new feature: BIC (in package stats4) will work with multiple fitted models, like AIC does. There will also be some improvements to the...

Jared Lander on Twitter asks: When I alt-tab into R Enterprise how do I make the #rstats console the active window by default. Now it goes to solution explorer. Revolution's crack Support engineer Stephen Weller offers this solution: The best way to do this is to right-click on the R-Console window and make it a 'Tabbed Document'....

I reran the program checking the distribution of the digits over 9 “diagonals” (obtained by acceptable permutations of rows and column) and this test again results in mostly small p-values. Over a million iterations, and the nine (dependent) diagonals, four p-values were below 0.01, three were below 0.1, and two were above (0.21 and 0.42).

I've pushed version 0.1-8 of highlight to CRAN. highlight is a syntax highlighter for R that renders R source code into some markup language, the package ships html and latex renderers but is flexible enough to handle other formats. Syntax highligh...

Pierre Lecuyer is the new editor of the ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS) and he has asked me to become an Area Editor for the new area of simulation in Statistics. I am quite excited by this new Æditor’s hat, since this is a cross-disciplinary journal: The ACM Transactions on Modeling and

If you are used to object oriented programing in a different language, the way R does things can seem a little strange and backwards. “proto” to the rescue. With this library you can simulate “normal” OOP. I found the examples for proto not so helpful, so to figure out how the package works I sent

Got design skills as well as R skills? The organizers of the useR! 2010 conference are looking for a design to be used on the conference T-shirts. Mango Solutions (who are sponsoring the T-shirt) will select the winner, but personally I'd give extra points for designs that use R itself -- it's been done before! R-statistics blog: useR-2010 is...

Found this tutorial by Emily Mankin on how to do principal components analysis (PCA) using R. Has a nice example with R code and several good references. The example starts by doing the PCA manually, then uses R's built in prcomp() function to do the s...

With the Rcpp 0.8.0 release on Monday, Romain, Doug and I were able to follow-up with a new RcppArmadillo release. RcppArmadillo uses Rcpp (and a few dozen lines of 'glue') to provide a transparent interface from R to Conrad Sanderson's impressive Arma...

With the Rcpp 0.8.0 release on Monday, Romain, Doug and I were able to follow-up with a new RcppArmadillo release. RcppArmadillo uses Rcpp (and a few dozen lines of 'glue') to provide a transparent interface from R to Conrad Sanderson's impressive Arm...

While Microsoft rolled out its Technical Computing Initiative -- promising new tools for distributed parallel computing on large data sets in the cloud -- with much fanfare earlier this week, Google made a rather more understated response. In a post to the developer-focused Google Code Blog, they quietly announced two new, but potentially disruptive, products. Google BigQuery promises super-fast...

A quick reminder that I'll be hosting a free webinar tomorrow. Mainly intended for those new to R and Revolution, An Introduction to Revolution R will give an overview and history of the R Project and the additional features of the Revolution R products. But even if you've used R before, there will be lots of useful tips and...

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...

Patricia and I have cleaned up some of the R and Bugs code and collected the data for almost all the examples in ARM. See here for links to zip files with the code and data....