R can perform the usual mathematical operations, below are the functions:Arithmetic + - addition- - subtraction* - multiplication/ - divisionTrigonometrysin ...

R can perform the usual mathematical operations, below are the functions:Arithmetic + - addition- - subtraction* - multiplication/ - divisionTrigonometrysin ...

How does habitat diversity affect species richness? Perhaps intuition suggests that habitat diversity increases species richness by facilitating niche or resource partitioning among species. But, for a fixed area, as habitat heterogeneity increases, the area that can be allocated to each habitat type decreases. In a recent paper, Allouche and colleagues (2012) provide a theoretical and empirical treatment...

The results from the 2013 Future of Open Source Survey are in — thanks to everyone who contributed by completing the survey. You can read an overview of the results here, or see the detailed breakdowns in the slides at the end of this post. For me, one of the most interesting nuggets from the survey is that a...

Daniel Kaplan and Libby Shoop have developed a one-credit class called Data Computation Fundamentals, which was offered this semester at Macalester College. This course is part of a larger research and teaching effort funded by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to help students … Continue reading →

Third Milano R net meeting took place on April, 18. More than thirty R users and a lot of enthusiasm! You can download presentations and view pictures of the meeting. If you attended the meeting, please leave a comment. Stay … Continue reading →

Welcome presentation Nicola Sturaro, Consultant at Quantide (download PDF, 0.5 MB) Machine learning A case of digit recognition based on a shallow neural network implemented in R. Michele Vitali, Statistical consultant (download PDF, 0.2 MB) Chess betting odds How to develop … Continue reading →

I was Inspired from Ben Frys all Streets project. There he plotted all streets of the United States of America (about 240 million segments). I tried this first for the countries in Europe, France has about 22 million segments, with the goal to get an all street map of Europe. My data source originate from the OpenStreetMap project and was...

Data - the econometrician's life-blood! Can't function without it.So, when a new source of data becomes available - especially one that's sophisticated, reliable, and FREE - it's time to sit up and take notice. Quandl is a recent Canadian start-up that delivers economic and financial time-series data, and then some.It's an interesting business model. When you go...

Today at Davis R Users’ Group, Michael Hannon gave a great talk on how to use R’s native debugging functions. Here are his notes and code. Introduction This is a discussion of debugging techniques in R. It is based on a paper by Roger Peng, now at Johns Hopkins University (http://www.biostat.jhsph.edu/~rpeng/docs/R-debug-tools.pdf) Focus on five functions: traceback debug browser trace recover Severity level R mainly uses...

Not the start Blue Jays fans were looking for. With a 6-9 record at the time of publication they already trail Boston (led by reviled ex-BJ manager, John Farrell) by 4.5 games. The batting has been particularly anemic but the pitching – particularly the starting rotation – has also been a concern I have whipped

It is now increasingly common for experimental psychologists (among others) to use multilevel models (also known as linear mixed models) to analyze data that used to be shoe-horned into a repeated measures ANOVA design. Chapter 18 of Serious Stats introduces multilevel models by considering them as an extension of repeated measures ANOVA models that can

Frequently I need to recode a date column to quarters. For example, at Excelsior College we have continuous enrollment so we report new enrollments per quarter. To complicate things a bit, our fiscal year starts in July so that July, August, and September represent the first quarter, January, February, and March are actually the third quarter. But sometimes...

Exploring Gaussian Mixture Models Exploring Gaussian Mixture Models This week in the Empirical Research Methods course, we've been talking a lot about measurement error. The idea of having some latent variable of interest, coupled with 'flawed' measures reminded me of a section of Cosma's course I really enjoyed, but haven't gotten a change to go...

Since I have not posted in quite a while, I wanted to let everyone know that I am still alive and kicking. The resurrection of excitement (opportunity) in the markets, quarterly reporting cycle, and the overwhelming number of unbelievable R/javascript releases have kept me from writing something good enough to justify a post. In the markets, Japan and gold...

As if the London Whale nearly bankrupting Chase Bank wasn't lesson enough, we now hear that an Excel error impacted the conclusions of a major economics paper that influenced the recent austerity policies in the US, UK and elsewhere. Matt Frost says enough is enough, and implores to everyone to stop using error-prone point-and-click tools, and instead use a...

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Aannounced: the 177 mentoring organizations accepted for 2013’s Google Summer of Code program. We’re proud that Bioconductor is one the organizations chosen. Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends (USD$5000) to write code for open source projects. We’ve proposed three ideas. Students may also propose their own ideas. Project 1: ExperimentHub AnnotationHub and its supporting packages are primed to support such a project. AnnotationHub provides infrastructure...

We’re very pleased to announce the release of devtools 1.2. This version continues to make working with packages easier by increasing installation speed (skipping the build step unless local = FALSE), enhancing vignette handling (to support the non-Sweave vignettes available in R 3.0.0), and providing better default compiler flags for C and C++ code. Also

At RStudio, we’re hosting our Introduction to R Workshop this May in two locations. As an R-help subscriber, we’re offering 10% off! Intro to data science with R (http://goo.gl/bplg3) May 13-14 New York City Intro to data science with R (http://goo.gl/VCUFL) May 20-21 San Francisco Bay Area What will you learn? Practical skills for visualizing, transforming, and modeling data in R....