Articles by Ronert Obst

StarCluster and R

August 31, 2013 | Ronert Obst

StarCluster is a utility for creating and managingdistributed computing clusters hosted on Amazon's Elastic ComputeCloud (EC2). StarCluster utilizes Amazon´s EC2 web service to createand destroy clusters of Linux virtual machines on demand. Justin Riley StarCluster documentation StarCluster provides a convenient ... [Read more...]

List Comprehensions in R

July 13, 2013 | Ronert Obst

List comprehensions in Python or Haskell are popular and useful tools to filter a list given some predicates. The foreach package by Revolution Analytics gives us a handy interface to list comprehensions in R. Quicksort is a recursive algorithm to ... [Read more...]


July 9, 2013 | Ronert Obst

I just stumbled across a really useful infix function in R: %in%. It compares two vectors and returs a logical vector if there is a match or not for its left operand. Let us look at some examples: __ 1:10 %in% c(1,3,5,9) [1] TRUE FALSE TRUE... [Read more...]

Using ESS-Remote

July 1, 2013 | Ronert Obst

If you use R and ssh into other machines a lot, e.g. for doing some big data stuff on ec2, ess-remote is a great tool. Just use M-x ssh to ssh into the remote machine, then launch R. Now just M-x ess-remote and you can use the R process ... [Read more...]

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