Posts Tagged ‘ packages ’

June 2010 edition of R Journal available

June 30, 2010
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The latest edition of the R Journal is now available. This issue includes in-depth articles on the packages IsoGene, glmmBUGS, cshapes, tmvtnorm, neuralnet, glmperm and exactci/exact2x2, plus an example of reproducible research in R. There's also a review of the book A Beginner's Guide to R. The complete edition is available for download in PDF format at the link...

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Connecting Revolution R to MySQL on Windows

June 4, 2010
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My colleague Saar Golde was having some troubles connecting Revolution R to MySQL on Windows (64-bit). Turned out the problem was the lack of an environment variable. He documented the instructions for fixing the problem on Windows 7, below. Thanks, Saar! The Problem: A client is about to send me a couple of large MySQL tables, so I needed...

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Package Update Roundup: Feb 2010

March 12, 2010
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This is a list of new or updated packages that were released for R in February, as announced on the r-packages mailing list. To include other updates on this list, please email David Smith. For a complete list of all updates on CRAN, see the CRANberries archive for February 2010. Follow package name links for ratings and other information...

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Package Update Roundup: Dec 2009 – Jan 2010

February 9, 2010
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A special double edition of the Package Update Roundup this month! This is a list of new or updated packages that were released for R in December and January, as announced on the r-packages mailing list. To include other updates on this list, please email David Smith. For a complete list of all updates on CRAN, see the CRANberries...

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New features in ggplot2 version 0.85

January 18, 2010
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Hadley Wickham recently updated the ggplot2 package for R to version 0.8.5. In addition to bugfixes and performance improvements, this version introduces some handy new features. Among them: the ability to display mathematical equations as text, automatic legends for color scales, and user-configurable axis labels and legend titles. The Learning R blog runs through the new features with worked...

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Equivalents to SAS, SPSS modules in R

January 15, 2010
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Bob Muenchen, the author of R for SAS and SPSS Users, has created a handy table listing the R packages that implement the statistical methods included in add-on modules for SAS and SPSS. For example, if you're looking for the equivalent structural equation modeling functions you might be using in PROC CALIS from SAS/STAT or the SPSS "Amos" software,...

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R’s exponential package growth, ctd.

January 7, 2010
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R’s exponential package growth, ctd.

Reader SK has collected the most recent data on R's package growth, through the latest 2.10 release. The three most recent releases fall slightly below the exponential growth line, which isn't altogether surprising (that's a lot of growth to sustain!). Another interesting thing to look at would be the combined rate of new packages submitted to CRAN and packages...

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The number of R packages is growing exponentially

January 6, 2010
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The number of R packages is growing exponentially

The second issue of the R Journal is out now, and in addition to a bevy of contributed articles and some news from the R Core Group on the new help system introduced in R 2.10, there's an invited section called, intriguingly, "The Future of R". In that section John Fox provides an exhaustively researched and insightful review of...

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Why use plyr?

December 17, 2009
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The "apply" family of functions in R (apply, sapply, lapply) is a very powerful suite of tools for iterating through structures of data and returning the combined results of each iteration. But with great power comes great responsibility (or something like that): these functions can sometimes be frustratingly difficult to get working exactly as you intended, especially for newcomers...

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R Site Search with the ‘sos’ Package

December 15, 2009
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REvolution Computing is a sponsor of the Bay Area R User Group, which gathered on Tuesday for its monthly meeting. This month's meeting was in a cozy setting at San Jose State University, and was hosted by David Czerwinski who teaches data mining there. The topic at hand was search, and finding R packages to compliment the functionality requirements...

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