Posts Tagged ‘ beginner tips ’

Hadley Wickham’s ggplot2 basics

August 1, 2012
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If you haven't made the plunge yet to making R graphics with Hadley Wickham's ggplot2 package, his "ggplot2 basics" slides (from the recent Introduction to Data Visualization and Analysis course at JSM) is a good place to start. Once you get the hang of the "grammar of graphics" notation, you'll be building beautiful data visualizations like this or this...

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20 free R tutorials (and one reference card)

April 25, 2012
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If you're just getting started with the R language, R user Pairach Piboonrungroj has published a handly list of 20 free R tutorials published by university departments. Included on the list: Getting Started with the R Data Analysis Package (by Norm Matloff), Getting Started with R (from York University), and An Introduction to R (by Phil Spector). Paraich also...

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Two-minute tutorials for R beginners

March 9, 2012
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R user Anthony Damico has created "Twotorials": a series of two-minute tutorials for newcomers to R. Topics include how to download and install R, how to do simple arithmetic in r, how to work with data tables in r and many others. The tutorials are especially useful for users of R on Windows, with video demonstrations using the Windows...

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‘S Poetry’ and ‘The R Inferno’: Hardcopies on Sale

January 12, 2012
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Patrick Burns' informative and entertaining books for R programmers, 'S Poetry' and 'The R Inferno', which have long been available as free downloads, are now available in an attractive hardcover format from Lulu Press and are on 25% sale through the end of January (use discount code LULUBOOKUK305). 'S Poetry', although written more than a dozen years ago for...

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Review of ‘R in Action’ by Robert I. Kabacoff

December 20, 2011
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Review of ‘R in Action’ by Robert I. Kabacoff

By Joseph Rickert Yesterday, the cosmic randomizer placed me next to a newly minter lawyer in a crowed Los Gatos coffee shop. In three minutes of conversation I learned that that the fellow was interested in corporate law, was about to take a job that would give him a seat in the great VC/start-up game and that he had...

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How to speed up loops in R

November 28, 2011
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How to speed up loops in R

As with any language, there are often several ways to code up the solution to a programming problem in R. If performance of the code is important (i.e. it's something you plan to run many times, or with a lot of data), how you code the solution can often have a big impact on how fast it runs. For...

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Three free books on R for Statistics

November 8, 2011
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Avril Coghlan, a lecturer at University College Cork in Ireland, has written and made available for free three books ideal for students or practitioners new to R who want to use it for multivariate analysis, time series analysis or biomedical statistics. Each book begins with practical advice for installing and using R in general, before diving into their specialized...

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Slides and replay for "Introduction to R for SAS and SPSS users"

October 12, 2011
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If you missed last week's webinar from Bob Muenchen, "Introduction to R for SAS and SPSS users", you missed a great overview of the R Project and how it compares to commercial statistical software. Bob's slides are below, and you can download the slides and replay from the Revolution Analytics website. Bob pointed out a couple of really useful...

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A brief introduction to R for SAS and SPSS users

September 29, 2011
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If you've used SAS or SPSS and want a jump-start into the basics of the popular R language, next week's webinar, Introduction to R for SAS and SPSS Users will be of interest to you. While R, SAS and SPSS are all three software systems for data analysis and graphics, the underlying concepts in R are quite different to...

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R in the Bioinformatics Knowledgeblog

June 21, 2011
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The Knowledge Blog progect is a new, light-weight way of publishing scientific, academic and technical knowledge on the web, across several scientific disciplines. One such discipline is bioinformatics, and the Bioinformatics Knowledgeblog contains useful scientific reference material for bioinformatics, including several resources for R users. There you'll find an R Guide for Complete Beginners, a tutorial on analyzing microarray...

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