Articles by Christopher Brown


April 30, 2010 | Christopher Brown

Come see my talk on hashes in R at useR! 2010. ( July 20-23 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA [Read more...]


February 17, 2010 | Christopher Brown

hash-2.0.0 has been released please read about it here: Earlier today, hash-1.99.x was released to CRAN. This is a stable release and adds some more functions to an already full-featured hash implementation. This version fixes some bugs, adds some features, improves performance and stability. You can read about the ... [Read more...]

[, [[, $: R accessors explained

October 21, 2009 | Christopher Brown

For more than ten years, I have been teaching R both formally and informally. One thing that I find often trips up students is the use of R’s accessors and mutators. ( For those readers not from a formal computer science background, an accessor is a method for accessing data ...
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R: The Dummies Package

September 30, 2009 | Christopher Brown

R-2.9.2 was released in August. While R can be considered stable and battle-ready, it is also far from stagnation. It is humbling to see such an intelligent and vibrant community helping CRAN grow faster than ever. Every day I see a new package or read a new comment on R-Help [...] [Read more...]

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