Articles by Gregor Gorjanc

smoothScatter in base R

October 2, 2009 | Gregor Gorjanc

smoothScatter function is now available also in base R - in the recommended package graphics that is shipped with R. Originally this function was in the genepplotter package from Bioconductor. I really like it since it can nicely plot large datasets. B... [Read more...]

Fitting lactation curves/functions in R

September 3, 2009 | Gregor Gorjanc

It is quite some time ago since I wrote a set of lactation curves/functions in R. I put those functions in the animSci package. However, the package is in a mess for quite some time now - I was adding some new functions, but did not have time to ... [Read more...]


June 18, 2009 | Gregor Gorjanc

bugsparallel is a Metrum Institute project to run BUGS (via R2WinBUGS) in parallel - McMC is an application, where parallel runs can be used very efficientlly. Here is the code for one example using bugsparallel.Some usefull links:Rosenthal, Parallel c... [Read more...]

Embeding fonts in figures produced by R

May 27, 2009 | Gregor Gorjanc

Some publishers insist that we embed (include) the fonts in each figure. Here is a set of links regarding this issue for figures produced by R: [Read more...]

Inference for R

April 8, 2009 | Gregor Gorjanc

I got a message from Inference for R team. Their work is interesting, especially if you are bound to MS Excel and Word environment! It would be great if they would also support OpenOffice. They "benefit" from open source R and it would be great if they... [Read more...]

R graphics: margins are way to large

February 22, 2009 | Gregor Gorjanc

For me R has a very nice and powerfull capabilities for graphics (for example see this gallery). However, I dislike the default setting for margins and placement of axis numbers and labels. Since I always forget the setting of parameters I prefer I am adding this post. For example: library(... [Read more...]

R in SAS

February 15, 2009 | Gregor Gorjanc

Another "proof" that R definitely is one of mainstream statistical packages is the news that SAS will provide an interface to R via SAS/IML Studio (today known as SAS Stat Studio).
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MCMCglmm package for R

January 29, 2009 | Gregor Gorjanc

Jarrod Hadfield published MCMCglmm package on CRAN. The package can fit generalised linear mixed models via MCMC methods. Bellow is the abstract from the vignette. The list of supported models is quite impressive. Nice job Jarrod! This is not the first...
[Read more...] plays with weaver

January 21, 2009 | Gregor Gorjanc

After adding support for the cacheSweave package (see here) I have also added support for the weaver package to my script. The experimental version is available here. After testing and feedback I will upload it to CRAN. One can use this new f...
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Versions of

January 16, 2009 | Gregor Gorjanc

There are now many places where one can find "my" shell script for running Sweave and post processing with LaTeX directly from the command line. I published first version of here (web page of the department). Later I moved my pages ...
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New stuff in the gdata R package

December 30, 2008 | Gregor Gorjanc

I have moved quite some functions from my "testing/playground" R package ggmisc to the gdata package. Bellow is the relevant text from the NEWS file. Here are the links:SVNSource packageWindows ZIP packageNEWS:New function .runRUnitTestsGdata that enab...
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gdata gains trimSum function

December 20, 2008 | Gregor Gorjanc

I was doing some drawing in R and I needed to trim some values to keep the data (x axis) in reasonable limits, but I did not want to loose that info. Therefore, I summed the values that would be trimmed. Since I was repeating this, I wrote a function ...
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Rtools and Cygwin on MS Windows

December 20, 2008 | Gregor Gorjanc

Duncan Murdoch provides Rtools which ease the installation of tools that are needed to do R package development/testing on MS Windows. The Rtools is a collection of various tools. However, if you also use Cygwin on MS Windows, you can expect problems s...
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