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Generating APA style tables in R: Current challenges

March 30, 2017
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This post reviews some aspects of generating formatted tables using R suitable for inclusion in a manuscript conforming to APA style. I review my current workflow that involves a large amount of manual formatting in Excel. I then discuss what it would take to automate more of these manual steps in R.My current workflow for incorporating tables into a...

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Suggestions for how R and RStudio could improve auto-completion and usability of R

September 11, 2016
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RStudio has improved the power of auto-completion in R and generally increased usability. However, there remains the potential to improve discoverability and usability. There are also coding practices that R package authors can adopt both to work better with auto-complete and make the features of their R package more discoverable.  After using and teaching R for the last ten...

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Customising ProjectTemplate in R

May 28, 2014
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This post talks about my workflow for getting started with a new data analysis project using the ProjectTemplate package. Overview of ProjectTemplate ProjectTemplate is an R Package which facilitates data analysis, encourages good data analysis habit...

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Using R to replicate common SPSS multiple regression output

December 4, 2013
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Using R to replicate common SPSS multiple regression output

(This article was first published on Jeromy Anglim's Blog: Psychology and Statistics, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) The following post replicates some of the standard output you might get from a multiple regression analysis in SPSS. A copy of the code in RMarkdown format is available on github. The post was motivated by this previous post that discussed using...

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Evaluating the Potential Incorporation of R into Research Methods Education in Psychology

July 17, 2013
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I was recently completing some professional development activities that required me to write a report on a self-chosen topic related to diversity in student backgrounds. I chose to use the opportunity to reflect on the potential for using R to teach psychology students research methods. I thought I'd share the report in case it interests anyone. Abstract Research...

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Video: knitr, R Markdown, and R Studio: Introduction to Reproducible Analysis

July 19, 2012
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This post presents the video of a talk that I presented in July 2012 at Melbourne R Users on using knitr, R Markdown, and R Studio to perform reproducible analysis. I also provide links to a github repository where the R markdown examples can be examin...

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Converting Sweave LaTeX to knitr LaTeX: A case study

June 9, 2012
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The following post documents the steps I needed to take in order to convert a project using Sweave LaTeX into one using knitr LaTeX. Additional Resources It is fairly straightforward to convert a document from Sweave LaTeX to knitr LaTeX. Yihui Xie on...

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How to Convert Sweave LaTeX to knitr R Markdown: Winter Olympic Medals Example

June 4, 2012
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How to Convert Sweave LaTeX to knitr R Markdown: Winter Olympic Medals Example

The following post shows how to manually convert a Sweave LaTeX document into a knitr R Markdown document. The post (1) reviews many of the required changes; (2) provides an example of a document converted to R Markdown format based on an analysis of Winter Olympic Medal data up to and including 2006; and (3) discusses the pros...

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Example Reproducible Report using R Markdown: Analysis of California Schools Test Data

May 18, 2012
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Example Reproducible Report using R Markdown:  Analysis of California Schools Test Data

This is a quick set of analyses of the California Test Score dataset. The post was produced using R Markdown in RStudio 0.96. The main purpose of this post is to provide a case study of using R Markdown to prepare a quick reproducible report. It provides examples of using plots, output, in-line R code, and...

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Getting Started with R Markdown, knitr, and Rstudio 0.96

May 16, 2012
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Getting Started with R Markdown, knitr, and Rstudio 0.96

This post examines the features of R Markdown using knitr in Rstudio 0.96. This combination of tools provides an exciting improvement in usability for reproducible analysis. Specifically, this post (1) discusses getting started with R Markdown and knitr in Rstudio 0.96; (2) provides a basic example of producing console output and plots using R Markdown;...

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