Monthly Archives: February 2011

RStudio, new open-source IDE for R

February 28, 2011
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RStudio, new open-source IDE for R

RStudio is a new open-source IDE for R which we’re excited to announce the availability of today. RStudio has interesting features for both new and experienced R developers including code completion, execute from source, searchable history, and support for authoring Sweave documents. RStudio runs on all major desktop platforms (Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, or

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Example 8.28: should we buy snowstorm insurance?

February 28, 2011
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Example 8.28: should we buy snowstorm insurance?

It's been a long winter so far in New England, with many a snow storm. In this entry, we consider a simulation to complement the analytic solution for a probability problem concerning snow. Consider a company that buys a policy to insure its revenue ...

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R Tutorial Series: Two-Way ANOVA with Unequal Sample Sizes

February 28, 2011
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R Tutorial Series: Two-Way ANOVA with Unequal Sample Sizes

When the sample sizes within the levels of our independent variables are not equal, we have to handle our ANOVA differently than in the typical two-way case. This tutorial will demonstrate how to conduct a two-way ANOVA in R when the sample sizes withi...

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What $480M of Gross Revenue Looks Like to Groupon

February 28, 2011
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What $480M of Gross Revenue Looks Like to Groupon

On Saturday, the Wall St. Journal posted details of an internal Groupon memo that reported $760 million in revenue last year. The WSJ article came just as I was finishing up a visualization of some data I had collected on … Continue reading →

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Visualizing Soccer League Standings

February 27, 2011
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Visualizing Soccer League Standings

I feel ashamed for this boring title, but hope that the entry can make up for it. This visualization did inspire me, as a comment did point to my Tour de France visualizations. As with all visualizations, we need data first – this sounds trivial, but is sometimes a frustrating show-stopper. After I found the

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About the RStudio Project

February 27, 2011
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About the RStudio Project

We started the RStudio project because we were excited and inspired by R. The creators of R provided a flexible and powerful foundation for statistical computing; then made it free and open so that it could be improved collaboratively and its benefits could be shared by the widest possible audience. It’s better for everyone if the

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Welcome to our Weblog

February 27, 2011
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Welcome to our Weblog

Welcome to the RStudio weblog! We’ll use the weblog to talk about both the product and its features as well as broader issues that concern the R community.

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John Chambers, the inventor of S, added reference classes to R…

February 26, 2011
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John Chambers, the inventor of S, added reference classes to R…

John Chambers, the inventor of S, added reference classes to R 2.12, and oh boy are they fun to look at! What you see in the picture above is a “Hello World” web application for R. It’s written using the Rack R package (not unlike Ruby’s Rac...

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More Chicago Mayoral Analaysis

February 26, 2011
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More Chicago Mayoral Analaysis

I perform a precincts-votes analysis on the returns from the Chicago Democratic Mayoral primary of 2011.

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The split-apply-combine paradigm in R

February 25, 2011
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The split-apply-combine paradigm in R

Last night at the DC R Users meetup, which was our largest meetup to date, I gave an introductory presentation on data munging, and spent a bit of time on the split-apply-combine paradigm that I use almost daily in my work. I talked mainly about the packages plyr and doBy, which I use a lot

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