Monthly Archives: March 2010

New Le Monde puzzle

March 3, 2010
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New Le Monde puzzle

When I first read Le Monde puzzle this weekend, I though it was even less exciting than the previous one: find and , such that is a multiple of . The solution is obtained by brute-force checking through an R program: and then the a next solution is (with several values for N). However, while

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Quality trimming in R using ShortRead and Biostrings

March 3, 2010
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I wrote an R function to do soft-trimming, right clipping FastQ reads based on quality.This function has the option of leaving out sequences trimmed to extinction and will do left-side fixed trimming as well.#softTrim#trim first position lower than minQuality and all subsequent positions#omit sequences that after trimming are shorter than minLength#left trim to firstBase, (1 implies no left trim)#input:...

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Example of plotting a serial position curve in R

March 3, 2010
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Example of plotting a serial position curve in R

A while ago I wrote a co-wrote chapter for an introductory psychology text book Essential Psychology: A Concise Introduction. This is a book edited and written by members of the department where I work. My contribution was the chapter on huma...

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R-bloggers (with ~50 blogs) has just crossed the 1000 subscribers mark!

March 3, 2010
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R-bloggers (with ~50 blogs) has just crossed the 1000 subscribers mark!

I am very happy to discover so many of you readers are interested in the content that bloggers are posting about R. Over the past few months, 50 bloggers have come together in this place to share with all of us what they write about R. If you wish, you can see all of the articles they wrote in...

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Intelligent Enterprise: You Can Predict that R Will Succeed

March 3, 2010
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Analyst David Stodder at Intelligent Enterprise also noted the activity around R at the recent Predictive Analytics World conference in San Francisco, and he reviews his impressions in a column today. In fact, he attributes the increasing prominence of predictive analytics to R: Possibly the most important factor influencing the spread of predictive analytics is the growing popularity of...

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Arrange multiple ggplot2 plots in the same image window

March 3, 2010
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In a previous tutorial I showed you how to create plots faceted by the level of a third variable using ggplot2. A commenter asked about using faceted plots and viewports and reminded me of this function I found in the ggplot2 Google group. The arrange function below is similar to using par(mfrow=c(r,c)) in base graphics to put more than...

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Augmented support for complex survey designs in R

March 3, 2010
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Augmented support for complex survey designs in R

We'll get back to code examples later this week, but wanted to let you know about an R package with updated functionality in the meantime.The appropriate analysis of sample surveys requires incorporation of complex design features, including stratification, clustering, weights, and finite population correction. These can be address in SAS and R for many common models. Section...

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Analyzing Google’s Winter Olympics Search Traffic with R

March 2, 2010
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Analyzing Google’s Winter Olympics Search Traffic with R

The Official Google Blog today includes an analysis of Google's search traffic related to the recently-concluded Winter Olympics, correlating various high-profile events with searches from particular countries. For example, traffic from the United States shows the expected diurnal cycle but with promintent peaks for the opening ceremony and the hockey matches featuring the USA team: It's not specifically stated...

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MySQL alum Zack Urlocker join’s REvolution’s board

March 2, 2010
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As you might have heard from this morning's press release, we've just welcomed a new member to REvolution's board of directors: Zack Urlocker. Zack has an impeccable open-source pedigree: until recently, he was responsible for engineering and marketing at MySQL, the wildly successful open-source database company recently acquired by Oracle (via its acquisition of Sun). Zack is also a...

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ACM Data Mining Camp, March 20

March 2, 2010
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Following last year's successful unconference on data mining, the Bay Area Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) will again host the 2010 ACM Data Mining Camp on March 20 in San Jose, CA. The event is free and runs from 11:15am - 7:30pm, with an optional 2-hour pre-camp training in the morning. (REvolution Computing is a proud sponsor of this...

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