Articles by jebyrnes

A Quick Note in Weighting with nlme

December 18, 2012 | jebyrnes

I’ve been doing a lot of meta-analytic things lately. More on that anon. But one quick thing that came up was variance weighting with mixed models in R, and after a few web searches, I wanted to post this, more … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Running OpenBUGS on a Mac Running OSX

March 20, 2012 | jebyrnes

After writing up my tutorial regarding getting WinBUGS running on a Mac in R, a friend sent me this fantastic simple tutorial on the same thing for OpenBUGS on a mac in R. So, for those that want it, install away! Looks a good bit simpler, actually! Tweet [Read more...]

Missing my Statsy Goodness? Check out #SciFund!

March 6, 2012 | jebyrnes

I know, I know, I have been kinda lame about posting here lately. But that’s because my posting muscle has been focused on the new analyses for what makes a succesful #SciFund proposal. I’ve been posting them at the #SciFund blog under the Analysis tag – so check it ... [Read more...]

Running R2WinBUGS on a Mac Running OSX

January 18, 2012 | jebyrnes

I have long used JAGS to do all of my Bayesian work on my mac. Early on, I tried to figure out how to install WinBUGS and OpenBUGS and their accompanying R libraries on my mac, but, to no avail. I just had too hard of a time getting them ... [Read more...]

Easy Upgrading of R

April 14, 2011 | jebyrnes

For those who are excited about the new 2.13.0 release of R (particularly the compiler package) but are grumbling about having to remember what packages they have and re-install them, see this great advice or this piece on upgrading in osx for how to a... [Read more...]

Extra! Extra! Get Your gridExtra!

April 7, 2011 | jebyrnes

The more I use it, the deeper I fall in love with ggplot2. I know, some of you have heard me kvel about it ad nauseum (oh, yiddish and latin in one sentence – extra points!). But the graphs really look great, and once you wrap your head around a few ... [Read more...]

More, Please!

March 17, 2011 | jebyrnes

Thanks to Jim, I’ve been using R in the shell more and more – in concert with vi. It’s been fun, and nice to integrate my workflows all on the server (although I haven’t had to do much graphing yet – I’m sure I’ll start kvetching then ... [Read more...]

RStudio – An IDE for the Masses!

March 1, 2011 | jebyrnes

I’ll admit it. There’s one thing that always makes me sad working on a mac. R. How does R make me sad on a mac? I look over at my compatriots in Windows using fun Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) like Tinn-R, and I sigh. On the other hand, ... [Read more...]

Merge Me Baby One More Time!

January 24, 2011 | jebyrnes

OK – has this ever happened to you? You are working with a team of collaborators all using a common dataset – maybe from an Agency, and LTER, or someone else’s data altogether. Each of you has some task – incorporating new data, running fancy models and putting the results back into ... [Read more...]

Do Not Log-Transform Count Data, Bitches!

June 17, 2010 | jebyrnes

OK, so, the title of this article is actually Do not log-transform count data, but, as @ascidacea mentioned, you just can’t resist adding the “bitches” to the end. Onwards. If you’re like me, when you learned experimental stats, you were taught to worship at the throne of the ...
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Web-Based Multilevel Modeling

September 18, 2009 | jebyrnes

This is tremendously cool. A nice intuitive web-based interface for the lme4 package in R (and you neither need to know R or understand the intricacies of the lme4 package) that gives you pdf output and plots. If you just want to play around and not worry about coding things ... [Read more...]

Let’s All Go Down to the Barplot!

September 3, 2009 | jebyrnes

I’m back for another pean to ANOVA-loving experimental ecology. Barplots (or point-range plots – but which is better is a discussion for a different time) are the thing! And a friend of mine was recently asking me how to do a decent barplot with ggplot2 for data of moderate complexity (...
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Simple Data Visualization

July 16, 2009 | jebyrnes

OK, so, I know I already raved about one Hadley Wickham project and how it has changed my life last week. But what can I say, the man is a genius. And if you are using R (and let’s face it, you should be) and you want simple sexy ... [Read more...]

Sometimes, you just need to use a plyr

July 10, 2009 | jebyrnes

I haven’t posted anything about R-nerdery in quite some time. But I have to pause for a moment, and sing the praises of a relatively new package that has made my life exponentially easier. The plyr package. R has the capability to apply a single function to a vector ...
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Baby Got Stats!

February 8, 2009 | jebyrnes

I was completely tickled last year with the oh so amusing Statz Rappers. It kept me and my nerdy stats friends laughing for days. Rapping. Stats. The Internet. Good times. But little did I know that rapping about statistics was really just hitting its stride on youtube. This is Why ... [Read more...]

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