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An update to the checkpoint package

February 18, 2015
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by Andrie de Vries During October 2014 we announced RRT (the Reproducible R Toolkit) that consists of the checkpoint package and the MRAN. In January, David Smith followed up with another post about reproducibility using Revolution R Open. Since then, we've had several requests for new features and enhancements. The development code for checkpoint is available at GitHub. The...

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12 nifty tips for scientists who use computers

February 16, 2015
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Simple things are good. Here is a list of 12 things that I find simple and useful, yet not many of my colleagues use them. The list is R-biased. Knitr. Intuitive tool to integrate R and text to make reports with fancy fonts, figures, syntax-highlighted R code and equations. If … Continue reading →

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Introduction to OpenCPU for R on EC2 with Python

February 15, 2015
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Introduction to OpenCPU for R on EC2 with Python

OpenCPU is (simply put) a server implementing a RESTful web API for remotely executing R functions and retrieving results. In this tutorial I am going to showcase how OpenCPU can be installed on an EC2 instance running Ubuntu 14.04. Python and … Continue reading →

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Getting a statistics education: Review of the MSc in Statistics (Sheffield)

February 14, 2015
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Getting a statistics education: Review of the MSc in Statistics (Sheffield)

Some background:I started using statistics for my research sometime in 1999 or 2000. I was a student at Ohio State, Linguistics, and I had just gotten interested in psycholinguistics. I knew almost nothing ...

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Yihui Xie presents HTML Widgets

February 13, 2015
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The Shiny framework, by RStudio, is growing in popularity as a tool that makes it...

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BayesFactorExtras: a sneak preview

February 10, 2015
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Felix Schönbrodt and I have been working on an R package called BayesFactorExtras. This package is designed to work with the BayesFactor package, providing features beyond the core BayesFactor functionality. Currently in the package are:Sequential Bayes factor plots for visualization of how the Bayes factor changes as data come in: seqBFplot()Ability to embed R objects directly...

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My "Top 5 R Functions"

February 2, 2015
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In preparation for a R Workgroup meeting, I started thinking about what would be my "Top 5 R Functions". I ruled out the functions for basic mechanics - save, load, mean, etc. - they're obviously critical, but every programming language has them, so th...

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Harvesting Canadian climate data

January 14, 2015
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Harvesting Canadian climate data

In December I found myself helping one of our graduate students with a data problem; for one of their thesis chapters they needed a lot of hourly climate data for a handful of stations around Saksatchewan. All of this data was and is available for download from the Government of Canada’s website, but with one catch; you had to...

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Simulated Annealing Feature Selection

January 12, 2015
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Simulated Annealing Feature Selection

As previously mentioned, caret has two new feature selection routines based on genetic algorithms (GA) and simulated annealing (SA). The help pages for the two new functions give a detailed account of the options, syntax etc. The package already has functions to conduct feature selection using simple filters as well as recursive feature elimination (RFE). RFE...

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Interactive visualizations with R – a minireview

January 9, 2015
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Interactive visualization allows deeper exploration of data than static plots. Javascript libraries such as d3 have made possible wonderful new ways to show data. Luckily the R community has been active in developing R interfaces to some popular javascript libraries to enable R users to create interactive visualizations without knowing any javascript. In this post I have reviewed...

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