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R Tutorial Series: Centering Variables and Generating Z-Scores with the Scale() Function

March 1, 2012
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R Tutorial Series: Centering Variables and Generating Z-Scores with the Scale() Function

Centering variables and creating z-scores are two common data analysis activities. While they are relatively simple to calculate by hand, R makes these operations extremely easy thanks to the scale() function. Tutorial FilesBefore we begin, you may wan...

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The undiscovered country – a tutorial on plotting maps in R

February 25, 2012
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The undiscovered country – a tutorial on plotting maps in R

The ability to handle maps and geospatial images is always a nice trick to have up your sleeve. Almost any sizeable report will contain a map – of a locality, of a country, or of the world. However, very few analysts have the ability to produce these plots for themselves and often resort to using...

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Pre-conference tutorials announced for useR! 2012

January 30, 2012
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The worldwide R user conference, useR! 2012, will take place this year June 12-15 in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to the regular program of invited and contributed talks, a highlight of every useR! is the pre-conference tutorials: hand-on, half-day in-depth expert-led sessions with a focused on a specific area of methodology with R. This year's roster of tutorials has...

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R Tutorial Series: Citing R with EndNote

January 6, 2012
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R Tutorial Series: Citing R with EndNote

Unfortunately, due to the vexing complexities of academic style guides and the limitations of associated software packages, citing a non-standard name, such as Cher, Prince, or R Development Core Team can be problematic. Thankfully, I have discovered a...

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Tutorial on SPARQL Package for R

December 19, 2011
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Tutorial on SPARQL Package for R

Tools are major enablers of Linked Science. One crucial aspect is how to access and analyze data, and especially how to get only that part of data which is of interest for a given research question.  Linked Data solves the … Continue reading →

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Rdatamarket Tutorial

November 4, 2011
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The good folks at DataMarket have posted a new tutorial on using the rdatamarket package (covered here in August) to easily download public data sets into R for analysis. The tutorial describes how to install the rdatamarket package, how to extract metadata for data sets, and how to download the data themselves into R. The tutorial also illustrates a...

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R-TreeBASE Tutorial

October 28, 2011
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R-TreeBASE Tutorial

My treebase package is now up on the CRAN repository. (Source code is up, the binaries should appear soon). Here’s a few introductory examples to illustrate some of the functionality of the package. Thanks in part to new data deposition … Continue reading →

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R Tutorial Series: Exploratory Factor Analysis

October 24, 2011
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R Tutorial Series: Exploratory Factor Analysis

Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) is a common technique in the social sciences for explaining the variance between several measured variables as a smaller set of latent variables. EFA is often used to consolidate survey data by revealing the groupings ...

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Tutorial on using the rworldmap package

October 4, 2011
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Tutorial on using the  rworldmap package

This blog following up my previous oneattempts to explain how the geo-pie map was created. I do not know how to attach a .rflow file in this blog. What you can do is to copy the following code into Notepad … Continue reading →

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R tutorial on visualizations/graphics

September 30, 2011
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R tutorial on visualizations/graphics

Rolf Lohaus, a Huxley postdoctoral fellow here in the EEB dept at Rice University, gave our R course a talk on basic visualizations in R this morning.Enjoy!

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