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Shiny is the new Cool

November 29, 2012
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Shiny is the new Cool

Several of you will probably have tried out the new Shiny package brought to the table by the RStudio guys This is just what I have been looking for and to my mind could provide a quantum leap in the use of R. There have been other packages addressing the need for web user interactivity

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Sorting Within Lattice Graphics in R

November 29, 2012
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Sorting Within Lattice Graphics in R

DefaultBy default, lattice sorts the observations by the axis values, starting at the bottom left.For example,library(lattice)colors = c("#1B9E77", "#D95F02", "#7570B3")dotplot(rownames(mtcars) ~ mpg, data = mtcars, col = colors, pch = 1)produc...

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Picking Lotto Numbers

November 28, 2012
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There's not a lot you can do to increase your odds of winning the lottery tonight. With the PowerBall at $500 million though, a lot of otherwise rational folks might be tempted into playing. For those of you newly tempted, it is important to remember a...

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Images as Voronoi tesselations

November 28, 2012
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Images as Voronoi tesselations

This is probably the coolest-looking thing I’ve figured out how to do with raster images in R. Similar to (although not quite as impressive as) these images by Jeff Clark, I alter the simple k-means approach described in the previous post to...

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Why [Not] Simulate?

November 27, 2012
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Why [Not] Simulate?

Since we are in the “big data” Era, which means that a massive amount of data are made daily available by governments, institutions, and ordinary people like you and me—the importance of simulate data for “frequentists”, like myself, seems to fade. After all, once we have access to “real data”, why bother with non-real data,

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"Dominant" Color Palettes with k-means

November 27, 2012
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"Dominant" Color Palettes with k-means

The idea of deriving color palettes from images has long been an interest of mine. There are places you can do this online, but it’s at least plausible that you might want to identify dominant colors programatically, for a large number of image...

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Image Manipulation in R, Part 1

November 26, 2012
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Image Manipulation in R, Part 1

So, you know how to load PNG files, access their innards, and plot them as points in a scatter plot. But, is it possible to use R to do some of the awesome things you can do with Mathematica? Well, in this series of posts, I’ll introduce just ...

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is.invasive( )

November 26, 2012
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is.invasive( )

Celebrating that I am contributing to the R-bloggers.com blog aggregator I am going to post a very simple function to check which species (both plants and animals) are considered “invaders” somewhere in the world. Basically the function asks that to … Continue reading →

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Modis R: Package tutorial

November 24, 2012
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Modis R: Package tutorial

The MODIS package for R For people who work in GIS in R there has been a bit of challenge in working with data from  Modis. I’ll use an example from my own work on UHI to illustrate. A while back I decided that I wanted to look at albedo data from MODIS.  If you

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Simulating weak gravitational lensing

November 24, 2012
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Simulating weak gravitational lensing

In the search for dark matter, I have been having mixed success. It seems that locating DM in single halo skies is a fairly straightforward problem. However, when there are more than one halo, things get quite a bit trickier. As I have advocated many times before, including here and here, simulation can provide deep

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