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R Function of the Day: rle

September 22, 2009
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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...

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Emacs Key Binding for eval-defun in lisp-mode

September 22, 2009
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Emacs Key Binding for eval-defun in lisp-mode

When I use R in Emacs through the ESS package, C-c C-c in a .R buffer will send a “block” of code to the inferior R process for evaluation. This was added just a few years ago, but my fingers are now trained to use that key combination for evaluating any block of code. Since

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R Function of the Day: table

September 21, 2009
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R Function of the Day: table

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

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R Function of the Day: tapply

September 20, 2009
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R Function of the Day: tapply

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

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R help on StackOverflow

August 23, 2009
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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...

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R help on StackOverflow

August 23, 2009
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R help on StackOverflow

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 good advice from the bad advice.

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useR! 2009 conference, Rennes, France

August 2, 2009
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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...

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useR! 2009 conference, Rennes, France

August 2, 2009
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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...

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Score with scoring rules

July 21, 2009
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Score with scoring rules

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

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Causal inference and biostatistics

July 11, 2009
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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...

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