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Disable auto-update from R (Windows)

January 21, 2011
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There are two major threats to complex MCMC estimations:Wrong energy settings (hibernate after 2 hours of inactivity)Automatic Updates (install updates at 3 a.m.)I thought about the latter threat. At times, you may hand some R code to other co-workers,...

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table() in R

January 11, 2011
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The table function in R is very useful, especially when working with survey data. Often you may have Likert scales for levels of agreement or satisfaction. table() quickly gives the distribution of answers, which can then be used for (bar)plots.However...

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User Account Control (Windows)

January 11, 2011
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When using Windows Vista / 7, Windows' User Account Control can be annoying. When is R going to be Windows 7 ready, asking for elevated priviliges only when needed? I guess the problem lies in the structure of packages.Running Rgui.exe "as Administrato...

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Install R Packages wherever needed

January 10, 2011
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I frequently occupy computers everywhere with extensive MCMC tasks. Installing R doesn't take long, but it can be very annoying if you manually have to install dozens of R packages before your code is able to run. Well, now I use the following command ...

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General-purpose MCMC draw saver for R

January 10, 2011
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If you do MCMC with R, you probably know how nasty "bookkeeping" of draws can be. So I quickly coded up a small function which does everything for you. Every parameter has to begin with "mcmc_" or another to-be-defined string, then just run mcmcsave...

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