# 1997 search results for "ggplot2"

## A Napa Valley wine tasting map, made with R and ggmap

July 9, 2012
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R has had a maps package available since the very early days. It's great for simple geographic maps, but the political boundaries can be out of date. For more detailed maps, you can also download shape files and use the sp package to draw borders directly. But for accurate and attractive maps of countries, roads and satellite imagery, nothing...

## SMS analysis (coming from an Android smartphone or an IPhone)

July 7, 2012
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At first, this post was intended to describe how to manipulate dates with R but, as the idea was coming from the question of one of my students who wanted to analyze his SMS, I thought that I might as well also explain the whole analysis process... Using my new smartphone (that I started to

## The Actuary Puzzle 508 – Square numbers

The Actuary Puzzle 508 - Square numbers Author: Matt Malin From the puzzle pages of The Actuary June 2012, I attempt to solve the following, making use of R: This square contains exactly 21 smaller squares. Each of these smaller squares has sides of integer length, with no two smaller squares having sides of the same length. Can you find a solution for...

## Graphical insights from the 2012 UseR! Meeting

About this time last month, I attended the 2012 UseR! Meeting.  Now an annual event, this series of conferences started in Europe in 2004 as an every-other-year gathering that now seems to alternate between the U.S. and Europe.  This year’s meeting was held on the VanderbiltUniversity campus in Nashville, TN, and it was attended by about 500 R aficionados,...

## R, knitr & markdown = HTML

July 7, 2012
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Welcome to this demo of how R code and results can be combined into an HTML report. This entire blogpost was generated by using a combination of R, knitr and markdown. Beforehand, make sure you have the following libraries installed (latest version); knitr markdown ggplot2 (to run the example script)  Read more »

## Fix Overplotting with Colored Contour Lines

July 6, 2012
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I saw this plot in the supplement of a recent paper comparing microarray results to RNA-seq results. Nothing earth-shattering in the paper - you've probably seen a similar comparison many times before - but I liked how they solved the overplotting...

## Health Care Costs – Part 1, "The Problem"

July 5, 2012
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The Problem In the United States, health care costs have been going up for a number of years, even when adjusted for inflation. Not unlike a runaway freight train, this rampant inflation cannot continue indefinitely without crashing. ...

## The Higgs boson: 5-sigma and the concept of p-values

July 4, 2012
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Why are physicists talking about 5-sigma, and what's it got to do with statistics? In this short post I'll explain what 5-sigma is and why it's not a measure of how certain scientist are that they've found the Higgs boson

## To the Basics: Bayesian Inference on A Binomial Proportion

July 4, 2012
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Think of something observable – countable – that you care about with only one outcome or another. It could be the votes cast in a two-way election in your town, or the free throw shots the center on your favorite...