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Reading OECD.Stat into R

March 1, 2014
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Reading OECD.Stat into R

OECD.Stat is a commonly used statistics portal in the research world but there are no easy ways (that I know of) to query it straight from R. There are two main benefits of querying OECD.Stat straight from R: 1. Create reproducible analysis (something that is easily lost if you have to download excel files) 2.

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Google Summer of Code opportunities in data science and machine learning with Ganglia

February 28, 2014
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Google Summer of Code opportunities in data science and machine learning with Ganglia

As mentioned in my blog on Monday, the Ganglia Project is proud to be part of Google Summer of Code in 2014 The Ganglia team are offering various types of projects and different parts of Ganglia would welcome students with different skills, for example: Component Skills gmond agent C gmond modules C or Python JMXetric Java gmetad and rrdtool for storing time series data C,

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Useful Functions in R for Manipulating Text Data

Useful Functions in R for Manipulating Text Data

Introduction In my current job, I study HIV at the genetic and biochemical levels.  Thus, I often work with data involving the sequences of nucleotides or amino acids of various patient samples of HIV, and this type of work involves a lot of manipulating text.  (Strictly speaking, I analyze sequences of nucleotides from DNA that are reverse-transcribed from

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Displaying spatial sensor data from Arduino with R on Google Maps

February 26, 2014
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Displaying spatial sensor data from Arduino with R on Google Maps

For Christmas I decided to treat myself with an Arduino starter kit. I started doing some basic experiments and I quickly found out numerous website that sell every sort of sensor: from temperature and humidity, to air quality. Long story short, I bou...

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Job Trends in the Analytics Market: New, Improved, now Fortified with C, Java, MATLAB, Python, Julia and Many More!

February 24, 2014
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Job Trends in the Analytics Market: New, Improved, now Fortified with C, Java, MATLAB, Python, Julia and Many More!

I’m expanding the coverage of my article, The Popularity of Data Analysis Software. This is the first installment, which includes a new opening and a greatly expanded analysis of the analytics job market. Here it is, from the abstract onward … Continue reading →

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Brief introduction on Sweave and Knitr for reproducible research

February 24, 2014
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Brief introduction on Sweave and Knitr for reproducible research

A few weeks ago I gave a presentation on using Sweave and Knitr under the guise of promoting reproducible research. I humbly offer this presentation to the blog with full knowledge that there are already loads of tutorials available online. This presentation is specific and slightly biased towards Windows OS, so it probably has limited

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Programmatically download political science data with the psData package

February 23, 2014
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A lot of progress has been made on improving political scientists’ ability to access data ‘programmatically’, e.g. data can be downloaded with source code R. Packages such as WDI for World Bank Development Indicator and dvn for many data sets stored on the Dataverse Network make it much easier for political scientists to use this data...

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Pimping your forest plot

February 23, 2014
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Pimping your forest plot

In order to celebrate my Gmisc-package being on CRAN I decided to pimp up the forestplot2 function. I had a post on this subject and one of the suggestions I got from the comments was the ability to change the default box marker to something else. This idea had been in my mind for a while and I therefore...

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Character strings in R

February 19, 2014
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Character strings in R

This post deals with the basics of character strings in R. My main reference has been Gaston Sanchez‘s ebook , which is excellent and you should read it if interested in manipulating text in R. I got the encoding’s section from , which is also a nice reference to have nearby. Text analysis will be

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R and (Software) Relatives

February 18, 2014
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R and (Software) Relatives

Post also available with code executed inline at rpubs.com. O'Reilly recently published the results of a survey from attendees of the Strata Conference related to tool usage and salary.  The entire survey is available for download.  In the survey results, R was heralded as second only to SQL as a tool used by conference attendees.  An chart from the...

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