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ggplot2 Version of Figures in “25 Recipes for Getting Started with R”

August 16, 2011
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ggplot2 Version of Figures in “25 Recipes for Getting Started with R”

In order to provide an option to compare graphs produced by basic internal plot function and ggplot2, I recreated the figures in the book, 25 Recipes for Getting Started with R, with ggplot2. The code used to create the images is in separate paragraphs, allowing easy comparison. Read...

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Sync Your Rprofile Across Multiple R Installations

August 15, 2011
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Sync Your Rprofile Across Multiple R Installations

Your Rprofile is a script that R executes every time you launch an R session. You can use it to automatically load packages, set your working directory, set options, define useful functions, and set up database connections, and run any other code you w...

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GDAT 2011 in Review

August 13, 2011
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GDAT 2011 in Review

As usual, the Guerrilla Data Analysis Techniques (GDAT) class was a total blast. Motivated students always guarantee that. It would really help our scheduling, however, if people didn't wait until the last nanosecond to register for the class. But give...

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Create an animated clock in R with ggplot2 (and ffmpeg)

August 12, 2011
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Because it’s Friday—and I needed to create this for a separate visualization—here is how to create an animated clock in R using ggplot2. In just about 20 lines of code! And here is the clock… I think this is a nifty way to show time elapse, rather than the windowed timelines I had used previously.

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Revolution Newsletter: August 2011

August 12, 2011
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The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is out. The news section is below, and you read the full August edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email. Free 30-minute introduction to Revolution R Enterprise. On Wednesday August 24, author and blogger David...

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Musings on Correlation (or yet another reason I fear for those non-methodologically inclined students in my cohort)

August 12, 2011
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Musings on Correlation (or yet another reason I fear for those non-methodologically inclined students in my cohort)

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means for two variables to be correlated.  Scientists throw around the term like it’s uniformly understood, but I fear that an understanding of the concept is elusive to substantive researchers who aren’t interested in empirical methods, except as a means by which we can demonstrate that our

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High-Performance in Cloud Computing

August 11, 2011
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High-Performance in Cloud Computing

Very often scientists are worried about performance and security in cloud computing. Especially, when talking about High-Performance Computing (HPC) in the cloud it is a very important aspect to proof efficient calculation speed in the cloud. Cloud computing describes a new delivery model for IT services based on Internet protocols, and it typically involves provisioning

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ggplot2: Determining the order in which lines are drawn

August 11, 2011
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ggplot2: Determining the order in which lines are drawn

In a time series, I want to plot the values of an interesting cluster versus the background. However, if I'm not careful, ggplot will draw the items in an order determined by their name, so background items will obscure the interesting cluster: Corr...

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Climate datasets in R

August 10, 2011
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As an ecologist working on climate change questions, I’ve always found it rather tedious to acquire and process climate data, especially when dealing with large spatiotemporal scales. Although many agencies provide free access to climate data, there is often some overhead (typically one to two days) before the data are made available for download via

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In case you missed it: July Roundup

August 10, 2011
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from July of particular interest to R users. A simulation in R finds the value (or disadvantage) or drawing an X, J, Q or Z in Scrabble. How to display high-quality graphics on the web using SVG output from R. A review of Paul Murrell's talk about raster image support...

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