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GEE using Stata vs. R

October 4, 2011
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I am running GEE logistic regression model for my fetal loss paper. As usual, I compare results between Stata and R and make sure they are consistent. To my surprise, the models assuming independent correlation structure give similar results but the mo...

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Updated examples that combine Rcpp and CppBugs

October 1, 2011
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This example is very informative in illustrating how to use CppBugs module with Rcpp to conduct fast MCMC simulation in R.

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Ra vs. compiler package

August 28, 2011
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R seems to have two byte code compilers: the Ra add-on module (and the accompanying "jit" package) and the "compiler" package came with the default installation. I wonder how they differentiate from each other and what the strengths and weaknesses...

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Legends in ggplot2

May 22, 2011
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Legends in ggplot2

A simple plot takes a few lines of coding:g1 <- ggplot(d, aes(birth.year))g2 <- g1 + geom_line(aes(y=alive0, linetype="Famale")) +  geom_line(aes(y=alive1, linetype="Male")) + scale_linetype_discrete(name = "")g3 <- g2 + geom_point(aes(y=...

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Extension to mtable function

May 4, 2011
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Here are some useful extension to the "mtable" function in the memisc package.

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Ask R not to create a local directory tree

March 12, 2011
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I don't like R to create a local directory tree in my home directory because new packages will automatically be installed into that directory. The way to do this is to modify the "/usr/local/lib64/R/etc/Renviron" and mark the line "R_LIBS_USER=${R_LIBS...

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Simulating second difference using Zelig

February 11, 2011
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I am trying to simulate second difference using Zelig, here is my code:--------------------------------------------------------data(turnout)# estimationz.out <- zelig(vote ~ race*age + educate + income,            ...

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Post-estimation results manipulation: Stata vs. R

January 26, 2011
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Stata's new "margins" command is as powerful as "Zelig" package for R for the purpose of conducting post-estimation manipulation of the results (e.g. producing predicted probabilities, confidence intervals, etc.). While "margins" uses delta method, "Ze...

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Comparison of results

December 4, 2010
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I am doing a simple comparison of different estimation procedures in dealing with a simple binomial model. Here is where I got started:---------------------------------------------library(INLA)library(npmlreg)library(MCMCglmm)library(DPpackage)data(See...

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Computational tools for Bayesian analysis

November 26, 2010
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The increasing number of R-oriented Bayesian computational tools such as MCMCpack, MCMCglmm, DPpackage, R-INLA, spBayes, have made BUGS less and less crucial for day to day Bayesian computation. Honestly, I cannot figure out a single analysis that BUGS...

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