781 search results for "MAPS"

R Tools for Dynamical Systems ~ bifurcation plot in R for system of ODEs

June 12, 2010
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R Tools for Dynamical Systems ~ bifurcation plot in R for system of ODEs

As per request, here is the code that I wrote to draw bifurcation plots in R. Bifurcation diagrams for discrete maps can be done using this code by James Jones. It is a little easier since approximation is not needed. In the following code, I used the deSolve library to draw bifurcation diagrams for a

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Plotting BP Oil Spill Testing Data using R

June 10, 2010
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Plotting BP Oil Spill Testing Data using R

The Deepwater Horizon Incident is in the U.S. headlines and on many peoples minds. The folks over at Revolution Analytics were even discussing this subject today. Several government sites including the NOAA have sections dedicated to the problem. In...

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biomaRt and GenomeGraphs: a worked example

June 6, 2010
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biomaRt and GenomeGraphs: a worked example

As promised a few posts ago, another demonstration of the excellent biomaRt package, this time in conjunction with GenomeGraphs. Here’s what we’re going to do: Grab some public microarray data Normalise and get a list of the most differentially-expressed probesets Use biomaRt to fetch the genes associated with those probesets Plot the data using GenomeGraphs

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House Mountain Hike

May 17, 2010
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House Mountain Hike

My wife Mary and my Dad Wesley and I took a hike this weekend (5/14/10) to the House Mountain state recreation area in Knox county, Tennessee. The hike was about 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of around 1000 feet (940.23ft by GPS). The plot below gives the elevation profile over the course of

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Rcpp 0.8.0

May 12, 2010
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Summary Version 0.8.0 of the Rcpp package was released to CRAN today. This release marks another milestone in the ongoing redesign of the package, and underlying C++ library. Overview Rcpp is an R package and C++ library that facilitates integr...

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Collect and Parse GPS (NMEA0183) Data in R

May 11, 2010
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I recently wrote a serial connection for R-2.11.0 so that I can communicate with serial devices, for example an old Garmin eTrex Legend. This GPS device is able to output NMEA0183 sentences to a standard serial port (4800,8,1,N). I hooked up the device and used the serial connection to collect some data using some R

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Example 7.31: Contour plot of BMI by weight and height

April 5, 2010
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Example 7.31: Contour plot of BMI by weight and height

A contour plot is a simple way to plot a surface in two dimensions. Lines with a constant Z value are plotted on the X-Y plane.Typical uses include weather maps displaying "isobars" (lines of constant pressure), and maps displaying lines of constant e...

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A free book on Geostatistical Mapping with R

April 2, 2010
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A free book on Geostatistical Mapping with R

Tomislav Hengl of the University of Amsterdam has published new book, A Practical Guide to Geostatistical Mapping. It's jam-packed with 291 pages on mapping and analyzing spatial data using free software including R, SAGA, GRASS, ILWIS and Google Earth, and freely-available map data. The book itself is also available for free, as an Open Access Publication. You can order...

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O’Reilly at OSBC: The future’s in the data

March 17, 2010
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Tim O'Reilly's keynote talk at OSBC this evening was thought-provoking to say the least. The title of the talk was "The Real Open Source Opportunity", and the surprise for me was that he wasn't talking about Open Source software. Tim's insight, and it's a profound one, is that the next frontier for freedom and openness -- and indeed, the...

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ggplot and concepts — what’s right, and what’s wrong

March 7, 2010
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ggplot and concepts — what’s right, and what’s wrong

A few months back I gave a presentation to the NYC R Meetup. (R is a statistical programming language. If this means nothing to you, feel free to stop reading now.) The presentation was on ggplot2, a popular package for generating graphs of data and statistics. In the talk (which you can see here, including

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