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YaRrr! The Pirate’s Guide to R

April 21, 2015
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YaRrr! The Pirate’s Guide to R

  If you’ve spent more than 30 minutes with me, you probably know that I’m a bit of an R fanatic. When I meet someone doing analytical work who uses software like Excel or SPSS, I inevitably go into my “R Salesman” mode. Unfortunately, after I spend 10-30 minutes trying to explain how great R is ...

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Combining several lattice charts into one

April 21, 2015
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Combining several lattice charts into one

Last week I mentioned the grid.arrange function of the gridExtra package that allows me to combine graphical grid objects onto one page. The latticeExtra package provides another elegant solution for trellis (lattice) plots: the function c.trellis() or...

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R vs QGIS for sustainable transport planning

April 19, 2015
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R vs QGIS for sustainable transport planning

The 23rd iteration of the GIS Research UK conference (#GISRUK) conference was the largest ever. 250 researchers, industry representatives and academics attended from the vibrant geospatial research communities in the UK, Europe and beyond. GISRUK has become a centrepoint for discussion of new methods, software and applications in the field. I was on the organising committee, reviewed some excellent papers for the event (a full list...

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The Non-parametric Bootstrap as a Bayesian Model

April 17, 2015
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The Non-parametric Bootstrap as a Bayesian Model

The non-parametric bootstrap was my first love. I was lost in a muddy swamp of zs, ts and ps when I first saw her. Conceptually beautiful, simple to implement, easy to understand (I thought back then, at least). And when she whispered in my ear, “I make no assumptions regarding the underlying distribution”, I was in love. This love...

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R User Group Meetings this week in the Bay Area and around the world

April 16, 2015
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R User Group Meetings this week in the Bay Area and around the world

by Joseph Rickert Tracking R user group meetings is a good way to stay informed about what's happening in the R world. On Tuesday the Bay Area useR Group (BARUG) met at AdRoll in San Francisco. It was a mini-conference with 6 talks: Bryan Galvin our host at AdRoll (many thanks for the pizza and beer) kicked off the...

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Using R in Myanmar (and other low-bandwidth environments)

April 15, 2015
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Using R in Myanmar (and other low-bandwidth environments)

R is already in use in well over 100 cities around the world, and now we can add another to the list: Yangon, Myanmar. Ben Marwick is a trainer with Software Carpentry (a non-profit organization devoted to improving basic computing skills among researchers in science, engineering, medicine, and other disciplines), and last month he visited the University of Yangon...

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RStudio v0.99 Preview: Tools for Rcpp

April 14, 2015
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RStudio v0.99 Preview: Tools for Rcpp

Over the past several years the Rcpp package has become an indispensable tool for creating high-performance R code. Its power and ease of use have made C++ a natural second language for many R users. There are over 400 packages on CRAN and Bioconductor that depend on Rcpp and it is now the most downloaded R package. In

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A new interactive interface for learning R online, for free

April 13, 2015
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A new interactive interface for learning R online, for free

Using the open-source swirl project and RStudio server, DataCamp has created an exciting new online learning interface. Discover a fun collection of free interactive R tutorials covering basic R functions, the apply-family, base graphics, data structures and much more. www.datacamp.com/swirl-r-tutorial Together with the team behind swirl, we want to make it fun and easy to learn R programming The post

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drat 0.0.3: More features, more fixes, more documentation

April 10, 2015
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Several weeks ago we introduced the drat package. Its name stands for drat R Archive Template, and it helps with easy-to-create and easy-to-use repositories for R packages. Two early blog posts describe drat: First Steps Towards Lightweight Repositor...

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Six Ways You Can Make Beautiful Graphs (Like Your Favorite Journalists)

April 8, 2015
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Six Ways You Can Make Beautiful Graphs (Like Your Favorite Journalists)

This post shows how to make graphs like The Economist, New York Times, Vox, 538, Pew, and Quartz. And you can share–embed your beautiful, interactive graphs in apps, blog posts, and web sites. Read on to learn how. If you like interactive graphs and need to securely collaborate with your team, contact us about Plotly Enterprise.

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