Monthly Archives: October 2009

InferenceR looks interesting

October 21, 2009
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InferenceR looks interesting

I obtained a free academic copy of the InferenceR, which is a R IDE for Windows. I has several interesting features such as a visual debugger. It is definitely worth some further exploration. Of course, the problem (and the only problem for now) is tha...

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[, [[, $: R accessors explained

October 21, 2009
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[, [[, $: R accessors explained

For more than ten years, I have been teaching R both formally and informally. One thing that I find often trips up students is the use of R’s accessors and mutators. ( For those readers not from a formal computer science background, an accessor is a method for accessing data in an object

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Lots of maps using R

October 21, 2009
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Lots of maps using R

http://r-spatial.sourceforge.net/gallery/#fig01.RVery helpful!

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AlgoCompSynth Reading List

October 21, 2009
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Gerhard Niehaus Algorithmic Composition: Paradigms of Automated Music Generation by Gerhard Nierhaus Iannis Xenakis Formalized Music by Iannis Xenakis Music and Architecture: Architectural Projects, Texts, and Realizations by Iannis Xenakis Harry Partc...

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The geese are migrating, and so have I

October 20, 2009
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topsyWidgetPreload({ "url": "http%3A%2F%2Fborasky-research.net%2F2009%2F10%2F20%2Fthe-geese-are-migrating-and-so-have-i%2F", "style": "big", "title": "The geese are migrating, and so have I" }); As someone wiser than I once said, “It’s fall – time to roast footballs and play touch marshmallow.” Or something like that. It’s the time of the year when geese migrate. From somewhere to somewhere else..Somewhere south of where they started.

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Editing while running R within Emacs

October 20, 2009
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Editing while running R within Emacs

Simply press "Ctrl + g" will return the control back to the user.

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Running JAGS via R2jags

October 20, 2009
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Running JAGS via R2jags

I finally figure out how to run WinBUGS examples in JAGS via R2jags. JAGS is preferred over WinBUGS for its cross-platform compatibility and performance (it was written in C++).

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Some Interesting Packages in R: swfDevice, RGoogleTrends, FlashMXML, SVGAnnotation

October 19, 2009
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I love R because there are always exciting new packages which can be far beyond your imagination. Here I’d like to introduce a couple of packages that look really awesome: 1. swfDevice: R graphics device for SWF output (by Cameron Bracken) This package is still at a pre-alpha stage but you can see a sketch now in

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RPostgreSQL 0.1-6

October 19, 2009
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A quick bug fix released of RPostgreSQL was uploaded to CRAN earlier today; it updates last week's 0.1-5 release. An editing error left one of the helper functions broken. I also updated a few of the test scripts to also allow for optional environmen...

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Comments on the "R Clinic"

October 19, 2009
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Comments on the "R Clinic"

Theresa Scott runs an R Clinic at Vanderbilt. Researchers bring their questions along to weekly sessions and some answers are posted on this website.  It's great to see the combination of statistical consulting services and public posting of answe...

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