Articles by Malarkey

ggheat : a ggplot2 style heatmap function

March 11, 2011 | Malarkey

I hope the code here is fairly self-explanatory with the inset annotations. I feel this is just a bit 'prettier' than heatmap.2 and has for me the right balance of options and extensibility. I have also found it difficult to produce high quality plots... [Read more...]

I love RStudio

March 1, 2011 | Malarkey

Typically if I am working with R I will have a lot of different windows open all at once. I'll have the R Console (for Mac) of course and a text editor (Xcode or TextEdit), plus there will usually be some help windows to examine particular functions o... [Read more...]


January 31, 2011 | Malarkey

I have just discovered yet another public data site Most of the data are time-series. It collects together things like World bank, Eurostat, Gapminder into the one place. It also allows you to download data as csv files or to creat... [Read more...]


January 13, 2011 | Malarkey

I'm writing a new package that will create nice publication quality graphics of genome information. It's really an adaptor sitting between the biomaRt and ggplot2 packages. Here is the code so far: ## this function integrates 3 steps to creating a g... [Read more...]


January 13, 2011 | Malarkey

I have just remembered a package called 'prettyR' that pretty much does what it says. It makes R code more readable.. so an example from my forthcoming genomeplot package (see forthcoming blog entry):   ## this function integrates 3 steps to creat... [Read more...]

survival curves for Leonid

January 7, 2011 | Malarkey

Leonid asked me to do a quick survival analysis of two different types of mouse (m430 and m210) with surgically implanted tumours (or something like that). The data was in the wrong format but after transforming it looked like this: In my opini... [Read more...]

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