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Estimated Net Worth of SoilWeb- Our Online Soil Survey

December 28, 2009
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According to the excellent source code evaluation tool, SLOCCount, our online soil survey (SoilWeb) code is worth about $268,543 and would require about 2 years of development time to re-create from scratch with a single developer working full-time. This is a fairly close estimate, as I have been working (part-time) on this code-base for 3 years now...

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Multilevel and Longitudinal Modeling in Stata

December 22, 2009
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For my "off-task" reading I recent perused an excellent book on multilevel and longitudinal modeling in Stata by Sophia Rabe-Hesketh and Anders Skrondal. The second edition (which I read) has been updated by including several chapters providing an over...

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got R? get social science for R!

December 19, 2009
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Drew Conway has a great list of 10 must-have R packages for social scientists. If you’re a social scientist (or really, any kind of scientist) who doesn’t use R, now is a great time to dive in and learn; there are tons of tutorials and guides out there (my favorite is Quick-R, which is incredibly

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Rcpp 0.7.0

December 19, 2009
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A new release of Rcpp awaits inclusion on CRAN and has also been sent as a .deb to Debian. It will hit mirrors over the next few days, in the meantime you can get it here as well. This release has a couple new features : inline support: the cf...

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Rcpp 0.7.0

December 19, 2009
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A new release of Rcpp awaits inclusion on CRAN and has also been sent as a .deb to Debian. It will hit mirrors over the next few days, in the meantime you can get it here as well. This release has a couple new features : inline support: the cfunction...

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Rcpp 0.7.0

December 19, 2009
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A new release of Rcpp awaits inclusion on CRAN and has also been sent as a .deb to Debian. It will hit mirrors over the next few days, in the meantime you can get it here as well. This release has a couple new features : inline support: the cf...

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The unmarried parenthood rate in Mexico

December 18, 2009
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The unmarried parenthood rate in Mexico

Using data from the INEGI I calculated the percentage of births who were born outside of marriage in Mexico and compared it to the Hispanic rate in the US. They are basically the same. There’s been a gigantic increase that’s slouching towards 50% a...

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CRU graph yet again (with R)

December 13, 2009
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CRU graph yet again (with R)

IowaHawk has a excellent article attempting to reproduce the infamous CRU climate graph using OpenOffice: Fables of the Reconstruction. We thought we would show how to produced similarly bad results using R. If the re-constructed technique is close to what was originally done then so many bad moves were taken that you can’t learn much Related posts:

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My Five Rules for Data Visualization

December 3, 2009
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My Five Rules for Data Visualization

Tonight the NYC R Meetup will be discussing data visualization in R using ggplot2. As part of tonight’s meeting I will be providing a very brief show and tell, which includes mostly code examples and external resources. This exercise has had me thinking quite a bit about data visualization. In addition, a

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LaTeX and Sweave

December 1, 2009
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LaTeX is a typesetting language that is known for its beautiful mathematical formulas. It is similar to HTML in that you write your document in plain text and process (or compile) it to create a postscript or PDF file. You will need to download a LaTeX processor for your platform. On Windows, TeXnicCenter (http://www.texniccenter.org/) is

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