Monthly Archives: May 2012

Global Homicide Rates by Government Type

May 16, 2012
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Global Homicide Rates by Government Type

Surprising results For purposes of this article, any mention of homicide rates refers to reported homicide rates. Open vs Closed In mostly open countries (full democracies), the homicide rates are rather low when compared to other types of...

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My take on polar bar (a.k.a. consultant’s) charts

May 16, 2012
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My take on polar bar (a.k.a. consultant’s) charts

Once upon a time, when I was working at Johnson & Johnson (pharma branch), I was surrounded by a bunch of programmers working to develop (among other things) a nifty piece of software for internal use. Part of it was later released as freeware, cal...

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RProtoBuf 0.2.4

A new release 0.2.4 of RProtoBuf is now on CRAN. RProtoBuf provides GNU R bindings for the Google Protobuf data encoding library used and released by Google. This release once again contains a number of patches kindly contributed by Murray Stokely...

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Finding Waldo, a flag on the moon and multiple choice tests, with R

May 16, 2012
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Finding Waldo, a flag on the moon and multiple choice tests, with R

I have to admit, first, that finding Waldo has been a difficult task. And I did not succeed. Neither could I correctly spot his shirt (because actually, it was what I was looking for). You know, that red-and-white striped shirt. I guess it sho...

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Revolution Newsletter: May 2012

May 16, 2012
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The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is out. The news section is below, and you can read the full May edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email. New R Training Courses Announced. Three new R courses from leading R experts are...

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And the Winner is……

May 16, 2012
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R will overtake SAS and SPSS in 2015 - according to David Smith in his post on the Revolutions blog.I can believe that!© 2012, David E. Giles

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Stepping Outside My Open-Source Comfort Zone: A First Look at Golden Helix SVS

May 16, 2012
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Stepping Outside My Open-Source Comfort Zone: A First Look at Golden Helix SVS

I'm a huge supporter of the Free and Open Source Software movement. I've written more about R than anything else on this blog, all the code I post here is free and open-source, and a while back I invited you to steal this blog under a cc-by-sa license....

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Quickly Visualize Your Whole Dataset

May 16, 2012
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(This article was first published on W. Andrew Barr's Paleoecology Blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) To leave a comment for the author, please follow the link and comment on their blog: W. Andrew Barr's Paleoecology Blog. R-bloggers.com offers daily e-mail updates about R news and tutorials on topics such as: Data science, Big Data, R jobs, visualization (ggplot2,...

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Express Divorce in Mexico

May 16, 2012
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Express Divorce in Mexico

On October 2008 Mexico's capital, the Federal District, approved a version of no-fault divorce locally known as "express divorce". With the new law the requesting spouse no longer had to provide a cause to dissolve the marriage and the couple no longer had to live apart before filing for divorce. Furthermore, the process of...

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Submitting a package to CRAN

May 16, 2012
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The process is relatively smooth, I think - especially if you start off with a Linux machine. However, when I had to compile the package and documentation for BCEA, I still had a couple of blips. The first problem was in the documentation. R tries...

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