## RcmdrPlugin.KMggplot2_0.2-4 is on CRAN

January 21, 2017
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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…

## 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...

## Visualizing "The Best"

January 20, 2017
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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...

## Finding antipodes using the globe and ggmap packages

January 20, 2017
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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? ...

## IMDB Movie Analysis

January 19, 2017
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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...

## 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,...

## weakly informative reparameterisations for location-scale mixtures

January 18, 2017
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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...

## Diversity in the R Community

January 18, 2017
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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...

## 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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## 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...

## 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...

## GitHub Growth Appears Scale Free

January 18, 2017
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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...

## Workout Wednesday Redux (2017 Week 3)

January 18, 2017
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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....

## Elements of a successful #openscience #rstats workshop

January 18, 2017
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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...

## 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....

January 17, 2017
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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...

## ggedit 0.0.2: a GUI for advanced editing of ggplot2 objects

January 17, 2017
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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...

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

January 17, 2017
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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...

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

January 17, 2017
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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...

## Git Gud with Git and R

January 17, 2017
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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...

## Multivariate Apply Exercises

January 17, 2017
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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, ...,...

## An Analysis of Global Shark Attacks between 1543-2016

January 17, 2017
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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...

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

January 17, 2017
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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...

## 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...

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

January 17, 2017
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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...

## 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...

## Predicting the Zakopane 2017 men’s ski jumping competition

January 16, 2017
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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...

## 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: 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...