Monthly Archives: April 2009

Review of ‘Analysis of Integrated and Cointegrated Time Series with R (2nd ed)’ in JSS

April 27, 2009
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A few weeks ago I wrote up a short review of Bernhard Pfaff's nice (but somewhat dry) Analysis of Integrated and Cointegrated Time Series with R (2nd ed) on unit root and cointegration modeling with R. This is now online at the Journal of Statistical Software.

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Interesting R Packages

April 27, 2009
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  CHNOSZ Chemical thermodynamics library and activity diagram software   read more

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R / Finance 2009

April 26, 2009
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Our inaugural R / Finance conference, mentioned here twice is now over. We were fortunate to get seven outstanding invited keynote speakers, as well as eleven excellent presentations. This was preceded by four short tutorials (and I'll post slides from my Introduction to High-Performance Computing with R soon). With about 150 registered participants, plus keynoters, presenters, committee members, representatives from the sponsors (a quick shout of...

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Colors in the R terminal

April 24, 2009
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Colors in the R terminal

Today, I'd like to suggest a new R package that you can download from here. Still in its early development, the xterm256 package allows to print text in the R terminal using different colours. You can find more information here. The picture below depic...

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Real nice Boston Marathon writeup

April 23, 2009
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This article from the Boston Globe gives an excellent description of what running Boston last Monday was like, and why we keep coming back, almost regardless. The writer, for whom it was the fifth Boston and ninth total, expresses the range of emotions, expectations, frustrations, excitements, ups, downs, ... all of which form the challenge of racing a marathon in general, and...

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useR! 2009 acceptance: presenting influence.ME

April 23, 2009
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The organizing committee of the useR! 2009 conference just informed me, that my submission for presenting my extension package influence.ME, has been accepted! Influence.ME is a new R package that I’m currently developing, with the indispensable ...

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How to get ESS style indentation in textmate

April 23, 2009
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This should be standard in Textmate, I don't know why one has to go through so many steps to get it working:http://gragusa.wordpress.com/2007/11/11/textmate-emacs-like-indentation-for-r-files/

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Boston Marathon 2009

April 22, 2009
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Monday was the 113th Boston Marathon. Just like in 2007 (and having skipped last year as I ran London the week before), I went as part of a group of local running friends. We once again had a blast---Boston on Marathon weekend is a real spectacle. Lots of people, lots of excitement, and this time even great weather. The race...

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Visulization of correlation matrix 2

April 22, 2009
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The plot.corr() function was updated, now it can1. Add colorkey and text labels more flexible.2. Reorder the variables using PCA or hierarchical clustering methods.3. Excellent in details.4. Other.What's more, I found a new method to display correlatio...

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R 2.9.0 is Out!

April 21, 2009
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R 2.9.0 is Out!

The new R 2.9.0 is out! Get it here. If you like take a look at these posts for some miscellaneous advices to make the upgrade easier.

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