RcmdrPlugin.KMggplot2_0.2-4 is on CRAN

January 21, 2017
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RcmdrPlugin.KMggplot2_0.2-4 is on CRAN

RcmdrPlugin.KMggplot2 v0.2-4 (an Rcmdr plug-in; a GUI for 'ggplot2') was released on Dec. 20, 2016. RcmdrPlugin.KMggplot2 (CRAN) NEWS Changes in version 0.2-4 (2016-12-20) ggplot2 2.2.0 was supported. Added ggplot2's colour/fill scales (scale_hue, scale_grey). New plot: Beeswarm plot in Box plot (Th…

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Implementation of a basic reproducible data analysis workflow

In a previous post, I described the principles of my basic reproducible data analysis workflow. Today, let’s be more practical and see how to implement it. Be noted that it...

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Visualizing "The Best"

January 20, 2017
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Visualizing "The Best"

How do you measure “The Best”? It’s not immediately clear. Because, “The Best” is incredibly vague and subjective. My “Best” is not the same as your “Best”. And our “Best”s...

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Finding antipodes using the globe and ggmap packages

January 20, 2017
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Finding antipodes using the globe and ggmap packages

The antipode of any place on Earth is the point on the Earth's surface that is diametrically opposite to it. How can you use ggmap to find antipodes? ...

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IMDB Movie Analysis

January 19, 2017
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IMDB Movie Analysis

Movies of late haven’t impressed (this viewer anyhow) and I keep finding myself returning to classics of the 1980’s and 1990’s to get my movie fix. While browsing through...

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A basic reproducible data analysis workflow – principles

The goal of reproducible data analysis is, according to the CRAN task view, to tie specific instructions to data analysis and experimental data so that scholarship can be recreated,...

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weakly informative reparameterisations for location-scale mixtures

January 18, 2017
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weakly informative reparameterisations for location-scale mixtures

We have been working towards a revision of our reparameterisation paper for quite a while now and too advantage of Kate Lee visiting Paris this fortnight to make a...

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Diversity in the R Community

January 18, 2017
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Diversity in the R Community

In the follow-up to the useR! conference in Stanford last year, the Women in R Task force took the opportunity to survey the 900-or-so participants about their backgrounds, experiences...

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Euler Problem 8: Largest Product in a Series

January 18, 2017
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Euler Problem 8: Largest Product in a Series

Solution to Euler Problem 8 in the R Language for Statistical Computing. Find the thirteen adjacent digits in the 1,000-digit number that have the greatest product. What is the...

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The Genetic Map Comparator: a user-friendly application to display and compare genetic maps

January 18, 2017
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The Genetic Map Comparator: a user-friendly application to display and compare genetic maps

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Two new online R courses on time series (via DataCamp)

January 18, 2017
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DataCamp recently launched two new online R courses on time series analysis. Introduction to Time Series Analysis What You’ll Learn: Chapter One: Exploratory Time Series Data Analysis (FREE) Learn how...

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Reproducible Finance with R: Sector Correlations

January 18, 2017
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by Jonathan Regenstein Welcome to the first installation of reproducible finance for 2017. It’s a new year, a new President takes office soon, and we could be entering a...

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GitHub Growth Appears Scale Free

January 18, 2017
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GitHub Growth Appears Scale Free

In 2013, a blogger claimed that the growth of GitHub (GH) users follows a certain type of diffusion model called Bass diffusion. Growth here refers to...

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Workout Wednesday Redux (2017 Week 3)

January 18, 2017
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Workout Wednesday Redux (2017 Week 3)

I had started a “52 Vis” initiative back in 2016 to encourage folks to get practice making visualizations since that’s the only way to get better at virtually anything....

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Elements of a successful #openscience #rstats workshop

January 18, 2017
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Elements of a successful #openscience #rstats workshop

What makes an open science workshop effective or successful*? Over the last 15 years, I have had the good fortune to participate in workshops as a student and sometimes...

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RProtoBuf 0.4.8: Windows support for proto3

January 17, 2017
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Issue ticket #20 demonstrated that we had not yet set up Windows for version 3 of Google Protocol Buffers ("Protobuf") -- while the other platforms support it....

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Introducing padr

January 17, 2017
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Introducing padr

I am happy to introduce the padr package, which is now available on CRAN. If you frequently work with data containing a timestamp, especially automatically created data, you might...

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ggedit 0.0.2: a GUI for advanced editing of ggplot2 objects

January 17, 2017
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ggedit 0.0.2: a GUI for advanced editing of ggplot2 objects

Guest post by Jonathan Sidi, Metrum Research Group Last week the updated version of ggedit was presented in RStudio::conf2017. First, a BIG thank you to the whole RStudio team...

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Regression model with auto correlated errors – Part 3, some astrology

January 17, 2017
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Regression model with auto correlated errors – Part 3, some astrology

The results of the study are interesting from an astrological point of view. Astrological signs are divided into groups by order. The first grouping is by alternating order, with...

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R Jobs for R users – 12 jobs from around the world (2017-01-17)

January 17, 2017
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R Jobs for R users – 12 jobs from around the world (2017-01-17)

  To post your R job on the next post Just visit this link and post a new R job to the R community. You can post a job for free (and there is also...

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Git Gud with Git and R

January 17, 2017
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Git Gud with Git and R

If you're doing any kind of in-depth programming in the R language (say, creating a report in Rmarkdown, or developing a package) you might want to consider using a...

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Multivariate Apply Exercises

January 17, 2017
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Multivariate Apply Exercises

mapply() works with multivariate arrays, and applys a function to a set of vector or list arguments. mapply() also simplifies the output. Structure of the mapply() function: mapply(FUN, ...,...

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An Analysis of Global Shark Attacks between 1543-2016

January 17, 2017
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An Analysis of Global Shark Attacks between 1543-2016

Travelling to a warm country and plan on hitting the beach? “Beware of the sharks!!” While the expression has almost become a cliché at this stage, shark attacks do...

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Two meanings of priors, part II: Quantifying uncertainty about model parameters

January 17, 2017
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Two meanings of priors, part II: Quantifying uncertainty about model parameters

by Angelika Stefan & Felix Schönbrodt This is the second part of “Two meanings of priors”. The first part explained a first meaning – “priors as subjective probabilities of...

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New version of WEC: focus on interactions

January 17, 2017
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We have uploaded a new version of WEC, an R package to apply ‘weighted effect coding’ to your dummy variables. With weighted effect coding, your dummy variables represent the...

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Research lessons learnt the hard way #1: maintaining organised data files

January 17, 2017
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Research lessons learnt the hard way #1: maintaining organised data files

This is the first post in a (hopefully not long) series of research lessons learned from making mistakes. Most of the lessons have been in various aspects of programming...

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EARL 2017: Abstract submissions open for San Francisco and London + San Francisco dates and venue announced

January 17, 2017
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Share your knowledge – speak at EARL 2017 Mango Solutions are delighted to announce the call for abstracts for EARL London and EARL San Francisco 2017. EARL (Effective Applications...

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Predicting the Zakopane 2017 men’s ski jumping competition

January 16, 2017
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Predicting the Zakopane 2017 men’s ski jumping competition

When I was a young boy with a wild imagination, I used to try my hand at numerous sports ranging from tennis to gaelic footbal to soccer, each with...

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R For Beginners: Basic Graphics Code to Produce Informative Graphs, Part Two, Working With Big Data

January 16, 2017
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R For Beginners:  Basic Graphics Code to Produce Informative Graphs, Part Two, Working With Big Data

R for beginners: Some basic graphics code to produce informative graphs, part two, working with big data A tutorial by D. M. Wiig In part one of this tutorial...

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