Posts Tagged ‘ R-help ’

Rules of Thumb to Meet R Gurus in the Help List

April 5, 2010
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Here is my personal list of rules of thumb for people who want to meet some R gurus (quickly) in the R help mailing list ([email protected]): If you want to meet Dr Bill Venables, just say something about Type III Sum of Squares (better if you also mention the “unbeatable” SAS); If you want to

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A nice link: “Some hints for the R beginner”

March 7, 2010
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Patrick Burns just posted to the mailing list the following massage: There is now a document called “Some hints for the R beginner” whose purpose is to get people up and running with R as quickly as possible. Direct access to it is: http://www.burns-stat.com/pages/Tutor/hints_R_begin.html JRR Tolkien wrote a story (sans hobbits) called ‘Leaf by Niggle’ that has always resonated with me. I...

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Replacing 0 with NA – an evergreen from the list

June 15, 2009
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Replacing 0 with NA – an evergreen from the list

This thread from the R-help list describe an evergreen tip that, at least once, is proved useful in R practice.

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Searching through mailing list archives

May 8, 2009
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Searching through mailing list archives

Romain Francois on his blog posted a very useful function to search through the R mailing list archives. Take a look at it here. Take also a look at the tm package introduced in  R News, 8(2):19–22, Oct. 2008 with an example dealing with analysi...

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Tips from the R-help list : shadow text in a plot and bumps charts

April 28, 2009
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Tips from the R-help list : shadow text in a plot and bumps charts

Stumbling across the R-help mailing-list I found, as often happens,  two threads in the spirit of this blog (of course, since they come from the list, the quality is higher): here you can find a function allowing  a shadow outline style for a...

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