Articles by respiratoryclub

Science is vital – what we don’t know yet

October 6, 2010 | respiratoryclub

This post is not about R (for a change). For working UK scientists, science is vital – sign the on-line petition to preserve science funding. For my contribution of what we don’t know yet - We don’t know whether we can use biomarkers of kidney injury to personalise the ... [Read more...]

An HSV colour wheel in R

August 9, 2010 | respiratoryclub

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’ll notice that they’re rather scanty on colour. There’s a reason for this. Mainly, that to get a good colour output takes some time. I recently read a commentary in Nature methods (sorry if you don’t have ... [Read more...]

Summary plots

August 2, 2010 | respiratoryclub

So, when you first look at some data, it’s helpful to get a feel of it. One way to do this is to do a plot or two. I’ve found myself continuously doing the same series of plots for different datasets, so in the end I wrote this ... [Read more...]

Turning your data into a 3d chart

July 23, 2010 | respiratoryclub

Some charts are to help you analyse data. Some charts are to wow people. 3d charts are often the latter, but occasionally the former. In this post, we’ll look at how to turn your data into a 3d chart. Let’s use the data from this previous post. Use ... [Read more...]

Quick scatterplot with associated histograms

July 22, 2010 | respiratoryclub

R can produce some beautiful graphics, and there are some excellent packages, such as lattice and ggplot2 to represent data in original ways.  But sometimes, all you want to do is explore the realtionship between pairs of variables with the minimum of fuss. In this post we’ll use the ... [Read more...]

Welcome to Gosset’s student

July 19, 2010 | respiratoryclub

Welcome to Gosset’s student, a blog about statistics, with a focus on using R.  We’re all learning R, as it’s constantly being improved.  The blog will aim for brevity, and a focussed approach to getting some stats done, rather than elegance of code.  Discussions which show how ... [Read more...]

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