Monthly Archives: June 2010

Calling Ruby, Perl or Python from R

June 16, 2010
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Calling Ruby, Perl or Python from R

If you want to interact with other programming languages from R, there are various packages and bindings available. These packages provide a pretty high degree of integration between the langages and allow you to pass objects back and forth seemlessl...

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Conferenza a Padova

June 16, 2010
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Conferenza a Padova

Today and tomorrow, I am attending the annual Italian statistical society meeting. While I appreciate very much the invitation, as well as the opportunity to walk through  Padova and Venezia for a short (and alas rainy!) hour on the way there (leaving home at 8am, walking in Venezia at noon!), I am rather skeptical of

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Mary, Chloe, and Miriam at breakfast

June 16, 2010
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Mary, Chloe, and Miriam at breakfast

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R-help follow-up: truncated exponential

June 16, 2010
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R-help follow-up: truncated exponential

I recently posted the message below with regard to sampling from the truncated exponential distribution. I left out the derivation of the CDF (mostly because text math is ugly), so I’ve included it here. There is also a short JSS article about truncated distributions in R. This problem in particular may likely be found in

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R Sapply Problem

Any expert in R please educates me. I have got a problem about the sapply (or lapply), it made me headache for over two hours.As "for loop" is very slow in R, we should try best to avoid using it, and to use vectorization instead. sapply is designed for this, for example, instead of:for (i in 1:10) {z <-...

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R Commander – hypothesis testing

June 16, 2010
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R Commander – hypothesis testing

The R Commander GUI can be used to perform classical hypothesis testing. There are menu options to undertake the variants on the t-test as well as tests on proportions or equality of variances for two samples of data. Fast Tube by Casper The “Statistics” menu provides access to various hypothesis tests via the “Means” sub-menu including: Single sample

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The distribution of online data usage

June 16, 2010
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The distribution of online data usage

AT&T has recently announced it will no longer offer unlimited data plans for new iPhone users in the US, and now some carriers in the UK have followed suit. In each case, the providers claim that only a very small number of users actually use enough data to warrant an unlimited plan, and most users use relatively little and...

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Date and Time in R

June 15, 2010
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Date and Time in R

The following are a few date and time functions that I needed to figure out early on when working with R.We will start when we are... the current system date.Sys.Date()Notice that this function returns a Date object.class(Date)A string in this format i...

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Welcome guest blogger, Joseph Rickert

June 15, 2010
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I'm about to head out for a two-week holiday, so I'll be off the grid for a little while. But I have queued up some (hopefully!) interesting stories to auto-post while I'm away, so there'll still be plenty to read every weekday as usual here on the blog. Also joining us for the next couple of weeks is guest...

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Updated SoilWeb for the iPhone + Alpha Android Version

June 15, 2010
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Major updates to the SoilWeb iPhone Application. read more

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