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Misleading Statistics: Too much risk without a financial adviser?

November 22, 2011
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Misleading Statistics: Too much risk without a financial adviser?

This popular article references a report by financial consulting firms that makes a fairly convincing argument (even though they mostly neglect inferential statistics, and some parts of their argument are misleading, or otherwise not convincing) that 401(k) participants who accept "help" from financial experts take less risk and have better returns than those who do

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RStudio Update

October 27, 2011
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RStudio Update

With R 2.14 slated to be released next week we wanted to encourage everyone planning to upgrade to also update to the latest release of RStudio (v0.94.110). For R 2.14 users this release includes tweaks related to compatibility with the R 2.14 graphics engine as well as compatibility with the new parallel package. There are

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Introduction

August 17, 2011
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Introduction

I’m at the useR! Conference in Coventry, UK, this week. It’s been every bit as inspiring, interesting and useful as I’d hoped. Particularly interesting were the Lightning talks: a series of 5 minute presentations with one minute in between, with each presentation having 15 slides of 20 sec each, moved forward automatically.  It worked extremely

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RStudio Beta 3 (v0.94)

June 14, 2011
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RStudio Beta 3 (v0.94)

RStudio Beta 3 (v0.94) is available for download today. The goal for this release was to refine and improve our core features based on the feedback we’ve gotten on our first two betas. Highlights of the new release include: Source editor enhancements — New editor features include brace/paren/quote matching, more intelligent cursor placement after newlines, function

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RStudio Beta 2 (v0.93)

April 11, 2011
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RStudio Beta 2 (v0.93)

RStudio Beta 2 (v0.93) is available for download today. We’ve gotten incredibly helpful input from the R community and this release reflects a lot of that feedback. The release notes have the full details on what’s new. Some of the highlights include: Source Editor Enhancements Highlight all instances of selected text Insert spaces for tabs (soft-tabs)

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RStudio, new open-source IDE for R

February 28, 2011
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RStudio, new open-source IDE for R

RStudio is a new open-source IDE for R which we’re excited to announce the availability of today. RStudio has interesting features for both new and experienced R developers including code completion, execute from source, searchable history, and support for authoring Sweave documents. RStudio runs on all major desktop platforms (Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, or

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New versions for ggplot2 (0.8.8) and plyr (1.0) were released today

July 6, 2010
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New versions for ggplot2 (0.8.8) and plyr (1.0) were released today

As prolific as the CRAN website is of packages, there are several packages to R that succeeds in standing out for their wide spread use (and quality), Hadley Wickhams ggplot2 and plyr are two such packages. And today (through twitter) Hadley has updates the rest of us with the news: just released new versions of plyr and ggplot2. source...

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R is going to have a GUI to ggplot2! (by the end of this years google-summer-of-code)

April 26, 2010
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I was delighted to see the following e-mail post from Dirk Eddelbuettel regarding the google-summer-of-code R google group: * * * Earlier today Google finalised student / mentor pairings and allocations for the Google Summer of Code 2010 (GSoC 2010). The R Project is happy to announce that the following students have been accepted: Colin Rundel, “rgeos – an...

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NYT: SAS threatened by R

November 23, 2009
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The New York Times had an interesting piece yesterday about how SAS is facing several business threats from companies like the recently IBM-acquired SPSS, and from burgeoning interest in open-source software like R.  The NYT ran an entire article about R earlier this year, and this article discusses how SAS has been revamping their technology to work seamlessly with...

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Bioconductor 2.5 is out

October 29, 2009
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Bioconductor 2.5 is out

For all bioinformaticians and R users out there: the Bioconductor project  for the analysis and comprehension of genomic data is out! A lot of interesting new stuff! See the full announcement here.

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