I get very excited about new R packages, but rarely is my excitement so fulfilled as with knitr. Even with no skill, I have already been able to adapt the example Yihui Xie provides in his knitr Graphics Manual into a crude first version of a per...

This post shows how to print a prettier nested pivot table, created using the {reshape} package (similar to what you would get with Microsoft Excel), so you could print it either in the R terminal or as a LaTeX table. This task is done by bridging between the cast_df object produced by the {reshape} package,

On my road to eventually running all of my programs off an USB device I’ve gotten a little bit closer yesterday thanks to input from Duncan Murdoch and Yihui Xie. Eventually running the entire Windows OS off a USB drive would be nice (not talking about running it as a Virtual Machine, but to have … Continue reading...

This post is a quick follow up from my initial article on Sweave to add a note on how to get a plot in landscape orientation to fill the whole page, plus a little example of using BibTex.Just to clarify my … Continue reading →

I do reports for clients with LyX and Sweave. It took me an extremely long time to get them working, but now that they’re working I can do more in an hour and thus charge more per hour. If you’re not familiar, here’s a rundown: LaTeX is the stand...

I do reports for clients with LyX and Sweave. It took me an extremely long time to get them working, but now that they’re working I can do more in an hour and thus charge more per hour. (Which is, like, the point.) If you’re not familiar, here’s ...

For this years Halloween I presented the mathematical biology seminar at the Centre for Mathematical Biology. Here is the title and the abstract… Cycles in finite populations: a reproducible seminar in three acts Many natural populations exhibit cyclic fluctuations. Explaining the underlying … Continue reading →

If you use R and haven’t discovered Sweave then go and find out about it. It enables R code and plots to be incorporated into a document so the analysis and report can be combined together in a single document. … Continue reading →