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Revolution Newsletter: January 2013

January 23, 2013
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The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is out. The news section is below, and you can read the full January edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email. Top Innovator, Big Data Technologies. Revolution Analytics is the proud recipient of the Top...

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Going Beyond Florence Nightingale’s Data Diagram: Did Flo Blow It with Wedges?

January 23, 2013
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Going Beyond Florence Nightingale’s Data Diagram: Did Flo Blow It with Wedges?

In 2010, I wrote a short blog item about Florence Nightingale the statistician, solely because of its novelty value. I didn't even bother to look closely at the associated graphic she designed, but that's what I intend to do here. In this first installment, I reflect on her famous data visualization by reconstructing it...

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Statisticians and computer scientists – if there is no code, there is no paper

January 23, 2013
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I think it has been beat to death that the incentives in academia lean heavily toward producing papers and less toward producing/maintaining software. There are people that are way, way more knowledgeable than me about building and maintaining software. For … Continue reading →

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Create HTML page containing all package examples using knitr and markdown

January 23, 2013
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Create HTML page containing all package examples using knitr and markdown body, td { font-family: sans-serif; background-color: white; font-size: 12px; margin: 8px; } tt, code, pre { font-family: 'DejaVu Sans Mono', 'Droid San...

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A beginner’s guide to sharing and collaboration with R

January 22, 2013
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In today's social world, it's important to be able to collaborate with others online when working with data, and to be able to easily share your outputs online. Fortunately, the R language and the broad R community provides a number of facilities for collaboration and sharing, which are summarized in Noam Ross's guide to tools for collaboration with R....

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Data fishing: R and XML part 2

January 21, 2013
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Data fishing: R and XML part 2

I’m constantly amazed at what can be done using free software, such as R, and more importantly, what can be done with data that are available on the internet. In an earlier post, I confessed to my sedentary lifestyle immersed in code, so my opinion regarding the utility of open-source software is perhaps biased. None

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Montreal R User group meetup at Wajam

January 21, 2013
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Montreal R User group meetup at Wajam

This Thursday (Jan 24th), 5:30pm, the good folks at Wajam are hosting a meetup of the Montreal R User Group. The event will be at Bolidea at 4115 St Laurent, Montréal, QC. Be sure to RSVP. From Benjamin Rollert: This is an opportunity for people interested in R to hang out at our office, eat

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El Nino and ggplot2

January 21, 2013
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Some days ago i've got stucked in what appears to be a simple task: read some El Nino data, and then plot it. The problem was the data file format, which you can find here: El Nino Data. There's a mix between 'white space' and '.' characters, so read....

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A slightly different introduction to R, part I

January 19, 2013
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A slightly different introduction to R, part I

Note in Swedish: Jag hoppas läsaren ursäktar att jag skriver på engelska då och då. This will be a brief introduction to using the statistics software R for biologists who want to do some of their data analysis in R. There are plenty of introductions to R (see here and here, for example; these are

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Using Rcpp to access the C API of xts

January 19, 2013
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Using Rcpp to access the C API of xts

The xts package by Jeff Ryan and Josh Ulrich is an immensely powerful tool that is widely used for timeseries work with R. Recently, the question about how to use it from Rcpp came up on StackOverflow and in a thread on the rcpp-devel list. In fact, xts has had an exposed API since 2008, but it...

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