Monthly Archives: July 2013

Network visualization – part 2: Gephi

July 26, 2013
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Network visualization – part 2: Gephi

In the second part of my “how to quickly visualize networks directly from R” series, I’ll discuss how to use R and the “rgexf” package to create network plots in Gephi. Gephi is a great network visualization tool that allows … Continue reading →

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save.ffdf and load.ffdf: Save and load your big data – quickly and neatly!

July 26, 2013
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save.ffdf and load.ffdf: Save and load your big data – quickly and neatly!

I’m very indebted to the ff and ffbase packages in R.  Without them, I probably would have to use some less savoury stats program for my bigger data analysis projects that I do at work. Since I started using ff … Continue reading →

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Creating Catch Data from Individual Length Measurements II

July 26, 2013
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Creating Catch Data from Individual Length Measurements II

Note that this is largely a repeat of a previous post (except that I have added a few plots at the bottom) as I am experimenting with being able to write posts here directly from R using the knit2wp() function … Continue reading →

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Easy pictograms using R

July 26, 2013
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Easy pictograms using R

I have been amazed for a while that there is no major stats software offering pictograms. You know the sort of classic infographic I mean: Well, I have been working on an R function to help with this. It’s at … Continue reading →

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ggplot2 with Noam Ross theme

July 26, 2013
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ggplot2 with Noam Ross theme

When I first saw Noam Ross' blog post "The null model for age effects with overdispersed infection", I immediately liked the look of his ggplot2 graphs. I was even more delighted when I discovered that he has made his theme available on github. Even though I am all into rCharts, I still love a beautiful publication...

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Evolve your own beats — automatically generating music via algorithms

July 26, 2013
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Evolve your own beats — automatically generating music via algorithms

Update: you can find the next post in this series here. I recently went to an excellent music meetup where people spoke about the intersection of music and technology. One speaker in particular talked about how music is now being generated by computer. Music has always fascinated me. It can make us feel emotions in a way few...

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Evolve your own beats: automatically generating music via algorithms

July 26, 2013
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Evolve your own beats: automatically generating music via algorithms

I recently went to an excellent music meetup where people spoke about the intersection of music and technology. One speaker in particular talked about how music is now being generated by computer. Music has always fascinated me. It can make us feel emotions in a way few media can. Sadly, I have always been unable...

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Architect 0.9.3

July 26, 2013
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Architect 0.9.3

Friday 26 July 2013 - 13:35 Architect is an Eclipse-based cross-platform IDE for R packed with features for advanced R users. Need convincing? Let's take a look at some of Architect's most popular features. Visual Debugger Architect comes eq...

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Let’s Go to Rome

July 25, 2013
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Let’s Go to Rome

Although virtually obsolete, Roman Numerals are subtly embedded into our culture. From the Super Bowl and Olympics to royal titles, Roman Numerals refuse to fully be extinguished from our every day lives. And that’s not without reason. All numbers are beautiful and Roman Numerals are no exception, even if they are written a little differently from their Arabic counterparts. In...

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Amount of end-user usage of code in Firefox

July 25, 2013
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Amount of end-user usage of code in Firefox

How much end-user usage does the code in Firefox receive over time? Short answer: The available data is very sparse and lots of hand waving is needed to concoct something. The longer answer is below as another draft section from my book Empirical software engineering with R. As always comments and pointers to more data

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