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Padding integers for use in filenames

September 29, 2012
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Padding integers for use in filenames

If you’ve ever written code that generates a whole whack of files, you may have came across the following problem when processing them. Using a naming convention wherein files are numbered will  gum up any ordering which is based on string sorting (ls, for example). What you end up with is something like this: Which

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Optimal seriation for your matrices

September 28, 2012
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Optimal seriation for your matrices

In our previous post, we used a quick-and-dirty method for ordering the axes on our heatmap. It has been pointed out to me that There is a Package for That (which is my nominee for a new slogan for R — not that it needs a slogan). seriation offe...

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Histogram + Density Plot Combo in R

September 27, 2012
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Histogram + Density Plot Combo in R

Plotting a histogram using hist from the graphics package is pretty straightforward, but what if you want to view the density plot on top of the histogram? This combination of graphics can help us compare the distributions of groups.Let's use...

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The simplest Species Distribution Model in OpenBUGS & R

September 27, 2012
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This post demonstrates the simplest Species Distribution Model based on logistic regression for presence/absence data. I heavily simplified the example from Kéry (2010): Introduction to WinBUGS for Ecologists, Chapter 20.Read more →

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Continuous dispersal on a discrete lattice

September 27, 2012
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Continuous dispersal on a discrete lattice

Dispersal is a key process in many domains, and particularly in ecology. Individuals move in space, and this movement can be modelled as a random process following some kernel. The dispersal kernel is simply a probability distribution describing the distance travelled in a given time frame. Since space is continuous, it is natural to use

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Simplest possible heatmap with ggplot2

September 27, 2012
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Simplest possible heatmap with ggplot2

Featuring the lovely “spectral” palette from Colorbrewer. This really just serves as a reminder of how to do four things I frequently want to do: Make a heatmap of some kind of matrix, often a square correlation matrix Reorder a factor vari...

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structure and uncertainty, Bristol, Sept. 26

September 26, 2012
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structure and uncertainty, Bristol, Sept. 26

Another day full of interesting and challenging—in the sense they generated new questions for me—talks at the SuSTain workshop. After another (dry and fast) run around the Downs; Leo Held started the talks with one of my favourite topics, namely the theory of g-priors in generalized linear models. He did bring a new perspective on

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Modifying select off-diagonal items in a matrix

September 25, 2012
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This is something I have had the occasion to do, and never remember how, so this is legitimately a reminder to my future self of how to do things with off-diagonal elements of a matrix. Select rows and columns are easy: mat or mat, for...

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Two particular courses and other upcoming events

September 25, 2012
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Two particular courses and other upcoming events

Featured I’ll be leading two courses in the near future: Value-at-Risk versus Expected Shortfall 2012 October 30-31, London. 30th: “Addressing the critical challenges and issues raised by the Basel proposal to replace VaR with Expected Shortfall” 31st: “Variability in Value-at-Risk and Expected Shortfall” led by Patrick Burns Details at CFP Events. Finance with R Workshop … Continue reading...

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Visually-weighted regression plots, with Zelig

September 25, 2012
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Visually-weighted regression plots, with Zelig

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post on producing visually-weighted regression plots, here is some code which illustrates the production of similar plots, but using Zelig’s convenient modeling and simulation functions. This code was produced...

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