Articles by Jeffrey Breen

Slides from today’s Big Data Step-by-Step Tutorials: Infrastructure series and Intro to R+Hadoop with RHadoop’s rmr

March 10, 2012 | Jeffrey Breen

Slides from the Boston Predictive Analytics Big Data Workshop tutorials: Big Data Step-by-Step: Infrastructure 1/3: Local VM Big Data Step-by-Step: Infrastructure 2/3: Running R and RStudio on EC2 Big Data Step-by-Step: Infrastructure 3/3: Taking it to the cloud... easily... with Whirr Big Data Step-by-Step: Using R & Hadoop (with RHadoop's rmr package) [Read more...]

Slides: “Accessing Databases from R” #rstats

May 7, 2011 | Jeffrey Breen

For the past few meetings of the Greater Boston useR Group, we have been opened with an introductory “useR Vignette” talk on a topic which may be helpful for new R users. This week, I presented an overview of accessing databases from R. Several people have tweeted and blogged nice ... [Read more...]

Nightlights: cool data, bad geocoding

October 14, 2010 | Jeffrey Breen

A global source of population density has been on my low-priority wish list for some time, so I was very excited when I found Steve Mosher’s work with the Nighlights data set. “Nightlights” refers to the artificial lights seen from space at night. Astronomers call it “light pollution” which ...
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rgdal and other GIS-related packages for Mac OS X

January 23, 2010 | Jeffrey Breen

CRAN contains ready-made binary packages for nearly all of its packages, but rgdal is one which I keep finding myself trying to install from source whenever I upgrade R. Compiled versions of rgdal, along with prerequisites and complements like the GDAL framework, GRASS, and even the old FFTW3 can be ... [Read more...]

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