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ggplot2: Changing the Default Order of Legend Labels and Stacking of Data

March 23, 2010
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ggplot2: Changing the Default Order of Legend Labels and Stacking of Data

“How to change the order of legend labels” is a question that gets asked relatively often on ggplot2 mailing list. A variation of this question is how to change the order of series in stacked bar/lineplots. While these two questions seem to be related, in fact they are separate as the legend is controlled by

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My Experience at ACM Data Mining Camp #DMcamp

March 21, 2010
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My Experience at ACM Data Mining Camp #DMcamp

My parents and I made plans to visit San Jose and Saratoga on my grandmother’s birthday, March 19, since that is where she grew up. I randomly saw someone tweet about the ACM Data Mining Camp unconference that happened to be the next day, March 20, only a couple of miles from our hotel in Santa Clara. This was...

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O’Reilly at OSBC: The future’s in the data

March 17, 2010
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Tim O'Reilly's keynote talk at OSBC this evening was thought-provoking to say the least. The title of the talk was "The Real Open Source Opportunity", and the surprise for me was that he wasn't talking about Open Source software. Tim's insight, and it's a profound one, is that the next frontier for freedom and openness -- and indeed, the...

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Omegahat Statistical Computing » R 2010-03-16 19:28:40

March 16, 2010
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Omegahat Statistical Computing » R 2010-03-16 19:28:40

Hin-Tak Leung mailed me about a problem with certain malformed XML documents from FlowJo. There are namespace prefixes (prfx:nodeName) with no corresponding namespace declarations (xmlns:prefix=”uri”). How do we fix these? Well, the XML parser can read this but raises errors. We can do nice things to catch these errors and then post-process them. Then we

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Importing Raster Files in NetLogo without the GIS Extension

March 11, 2010
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I've been working mainly on abstract ABM, and I really don't need all that bells and whistles, and besides I've had some problems when trying to handle the relation between the real coordinate system and NetLogo own system. What I want is to use a GIS ...

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Importing Raster Files in NetLogo without the GIS Extension

March 11, 2010
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I've been working mainly on abstract ABM, and I really don't need all that bells and whistles, and besides I've had some problems when trying to handle the relation between the real coordinate system and NetLogo own system. What I want is to use a GIS ...

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Clustering the world’s diets

March 10, 2010
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Clustering the world’s diets

Cluster Analysis is a useful technique for classifying the members of a group (people, events, measurements, etc) into "similar" groups. How "similar" is defined depends on the application, but generally involves looking at a number of attributes of the group. For example, we could cluster people by looking at their skin color, hair type, facial features, perhaps even genetic...

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In case you missed it: February roundup

March 10, 2010
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from last month of particular interest to R users. We announced the availability on YouTube of "What is R", a 4-part video based on a recent webcast I hosted. We announced a webinar I hosted on REvolution's debugger for R (a recorded replay is now available). We linked Salvio Rodrigues...

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ggplot and concepts — what’s right, and what’s wrong

March 7, 2010
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ggplot and concepts — what’s right, and what’s wrong

A few months back I gave a presentation to the NYC R Meetup. (R is a statistical programming language. If this means nothing to you, feel free to stop reading now.) The presentation was on ggplot2, a popular package for generating graphs of data and statistics. In the talk (which you can see here, including

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Visualizing Drought

March 6, 2010
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Visualizing Drought

The impacts of drought depend on time-scale. On short time-scales, drought means dry soil. On long time-scales, it means dry rivers and empty reservoirs. A region may simultaneously experience dry conditions on one time-scale and wet conditions on another e.g. wet soil but low streamflow or visa versa. Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) is a widely

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