Articles by Vinh Nguyen

R from source

July 11, 2011 | Vinh Nguyen

The following are notes for myself. I like to use the bleeding edge version of R: svn checkout r-devel cd r-devel ./tools/rsync-recommended ## use the following to update sources: svn update ## pre-reqs sudo apt-get build-dep r-base #sudo apt-get install gcc g++ gfortran libreadline-dev libx11... [Read more...]

using R + ess-remote with screen in emacs

July 11, 2010 | Vinh Nguyen

Dear list, I brought up this issue before but a good solution never arised: being able to use screen on a remote server (so if something goes wrong on my side I can always resume that R session) inside of emacs in order to utilize ESS. The closest thing I ... [Read more...]

email yourself when a script or a job is done

December 15, 2009 | Vinh Nguyen

i usually run long simulations in R on a remote server. i’ve read an article on linux journal about emailing yourself after something happens…i forgot. since my jobs are long, and i usually have to run multiple jobs sequentially, it’d be nice to look at my results ... [Read more...]

Cool articles in the New York Time’s: Statistics + R

August 14, 2009 | Vinh Nguyen

so these articles are ‘old news,’ but here i am to blog it down before i forget. First article is entitled “For Today’s Graduate, Just One Word – Statistics,” and the second article is entitled “Data Analysts Captivated by R’s Power.” It really does feel re-enforcing and motivating when ... [Read more...]

Parallel computing in R: snowfall/snow

June 20, 2009 | Vinh Nguyen

I finally have time to try parallel computing in R using snowfall/snow thanks to this article in the 1st issue of R journal, which replaces R news. I didn’t try it before because i didn’t have a good toy example, and it seemed like a steep learning ... [Read more...]

Emacs: AucTeX + Rubber + Sweave

May 30, 2009 | Vinh Nguyen

I got rubber to work with auctex and sweave (Rnw) files with the help of this. Basically, combined with my other stuff, I tweaked my .emacs file to look like: ;;following is AucTeX with Sweave -- works ;; (setq TeX-file-extensions '("Snw" "Rnw" "nw" "tex" "... [Read more...]

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