Monthly Archives: May 2012

PubMed publications in 2011 by 202 world countries: who’s the winner?

May 7, 2012
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PubMed publications in 2011 by 202 world countries: who’s the winner?

Which country had the most PubMed citations in 2011? To find out I used R statistical software to analyze the affiliation of 986 427 articles.

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Waterfall charts in style of The Economist with R

May 7, 2012
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Waterfall charts in style of The Economist with R

Waterfall charts are sometimes quite helpful to illustrate the various moving parts in financial data, in particular where I have positive and negative values like a profit and loss statement (P&L). However, they can be a bit of a pain to produce in Ex...

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Presentations of the first Milano R net meeting

May 7, 2012
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Welcome presentation Andrea Spanò, Partner at Quantide (download PDF, 0.2 MB) Past, present and future of R Stefano Iacus, Department of Economics, Business and Statistics, University of Milan and R Development Core Team (download PDF, 7.3 MB) R and Operational … Continue reading →

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Portfolio diversity

May 7, 2012
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Portfolio diversity

How many baskets are your eggs in? Meucci diversity Attilio Meucci directly addresses the adage: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. His idea is to think of your portfolio as a set of  subportfolios that are each uncorrelated with the rest.  If your portfolio can be configured to have a lot of roughly … Continue reading...

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playitbyr 0.2-1: data through sound, now with layers, facets, and more pleasure

May 6, 2012
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The recent Sonification Handbook has a chapter devoted to exploratory data analysis using sound. With some help from Sam Ferguson, one of the chapter's authors, I've made it easy to implement those techniques using R with playitbyr.

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clusterProfiler: an R Package for Comparing Biological Themes Among Gene Clusters

May 6, 2012
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Increasing quantitative data generated from transcriptomics and proteomics require integrative strategies for analysis. Here, we present an R package, clusterProfiler that automates the process of biological-term classification and the enrichment analysis of gene clusters. The analysis module and visualization module were combined into a reusable workflow. Currently,...

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ninety two-minute r tutorial videos

May 6, 2012
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ninety two-minute r tutorial videos now posted.  three hours of ultra-concentrated r.new videos include topics like:setting your preferences (options) (Rprofile.site) random number generation (runif) (rnorm) (set.seed) (rbinom)creating and accessi...

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Online resources for handling big data and parallel computing in R

May 6, 2012
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Online resources for handling big data and parallel computing in R

by Yanchang Zhao, RDataMining.com Compared with many other programming languages, such as C/C++ and Java, R is less efficient and consumes much more memory. Fortunately, there are some packages that enables parallel computing in R and also packages for processing … Continue reading →

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Improving script_001: “Monitor”

May 6, 2012
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Improving script_001: “Monitor”

After having a look to this video: http://www.screenr.com/UxH8 from rtwotutorials, and reading some tutorials, I decided to modified the script from the previous post: Practicing Script with “ R”: Monitor , in order to make it more r...

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I’ve Converted to R Full-Time

May 6, 2012
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It's been over four years that I've been using both R and Stata, but as of last week I've become an R convert. For several years I had conducted statistical analyses in R (since many complex models can only be programmed in R), but I used Stata before ...

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