Edit: This post originally appeared on my Wordpress blog on September 22, 2009. 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 sim...

Edit: This post originally appeared on my Wordpress blog on September 22, 2009. 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 sim...

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 table function. What situation is table useful in? The table function is a very basic, but

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 tapply function. What situation is tapply useful in? In statistics, one of the most basic activities

Ever since I began using R about ten years ago, the best place to find R help was on the R-help mailing list. But it is time-consuming searching through the archives trying to find something from a long time ago, and there is no way to sort out the goo...

Since my last attendance of the useR conference in Vienna, Austria, I have always wanted to go back. However, the high registration fee was always the factor that chills me off.This year, I am taking advantage of my last year as the student (the regis...

Since my last attendance of the useR conference in Vienna, Austria, I have always wanted to go back. However, the high registration fee was always the factor that chills me off.This year, I am taking advantage of my last year as the student (the regis...

INCENTIVES TO STATE PROBABILITIES OF BELIEF TRUTHFULLY We have all been there. You are running an experiment in which you would like participants to tell you what they believe. In particular, you’d like them to tell you what they believe to be the probability that an event will occur. Normally, you would ask them. But

I've been following the discussion on causal inference over at Gelman's blog with quite a bit of interest. Of course, this is in response to Judea Pearl's latest book on causal inference, which differs quite a bit from the theory that had been forwarde...