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My take on the USA versus Western Europe comparison of GM corn

July 4, 2013
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My take on the USA versus Western Europe comparison of GM corn

A few days ago I came across Jack Heinemann and collaborators’ article (Sustainability and innovation in staple crop production in the US Midwest, Open Access) comparing the agricultural sectors of USA and Western Europe‡. While the article is titled around the word sustainability, the main comparison stems from the use of Genetically Modified crops in

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Facts and fallacies of the AIC

July 3, 2013
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Akaike’s Information Criterion (AIC) is a very useful model selection tool, but it is not as well understood as it should be. I frequently read papers, or hear talks, which demonstrate misunderstandings or misuse of this important tool. The following points should clarify some aspects of the AIC, and hopefully reduce its misuse. The AIC is a penalized likelihood,...

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The R journal – Volume 5/1, June 2013

July 3, 2013
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The new R Journal is out! Click for a complete table of content with links to all papers.

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In case you missed it: June 2013 Roundup

July 3, 2013
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from June of particular interest to R users: You can create a Word document from a template and an R script with the R2DOCX package. Joe Rickert reviews books and other resources for learning about time series analysis in R. Timely Portfolio covers 15 years of history of time series...

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Web Analytics Visualization through ggplot2

July 1, 2013
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Web Analytics Visualization through ggplot2

During our last webinar, we covered some of the basic ideas behind ggplot2, the R Visualization package by Dr. Hadley Wickham. In this blog post I will walk through the example that I covered during the webinar. In order to carry out the examples yourself, you may download the dummy datasets from this link Creating

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Using R to Produce Scalable Vector Graphics for the Web

June 30, 2013
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Using R to Produce Scalable Vector Graphics for the Web

Statistical software is normally used during the analysis stage of a project and a cleaned up static graphic is created for the presentation.  If the presentation is in web format then there are some considerations that are needed. The trick is to find ways to implement those graphs in that web format so the graph

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R to GeoJSON

June 30, 2013
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GitHub recently introduced the ability to render GeoJSON files on their site as maps here, and recently introduced here support for TopoJSON, an extension of GeoJSON can be up to 80% smaller than GeoJSON, support for other file extensions (.topojson and .json), and you can embed the maps on other sites (so awesome). The underlying...

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R to GeoJSON

June 30, 2013
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UPDATE As you can see in Patrick's comment below you can convert to GeoJSON format files with rgdal as an alternative to calling the Ogre web API described below. See here for example code for converting to GeoJSON with rgdal. GitHub recently introduced the ability to render GeoJSON files on their site as maps here, and recently...

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Analyses of the Best Undergraduate (US-based) Business Schools of 2013

June 27, 2013
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Analyses of the Best Undergraduate (US-based) Business Schools of 2013

Link to the code for the analysis program is given at the very end.I teach in a business school and am always fascinated by rankings published by different outlets. As much as one would like to think that they are meaningless, they seem to influence ho...

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Decluttering ordination plots part 3: ordipointlabel()

June 27, 2013
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Decluttering ordination plots part 3: ordipointlabel()

Previously in this series I looked at first the ordilabel() and then orditorp() functions in the vegan package as means to improve labelling in ordination plots. In this the third in the series I take a look at ordipointlabel().

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