R’s Distrotheque

November 28, 2011

(This article was first published on Statisfactions: The Sounds of Data and Whimsy » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

(Update: The csound package is now available on CRAN.)

Do your random variables need to groove more? Of course they do. That’s why I’ve been working on the upcoming csound package for R, which connects to Csound computer synthesis software to make any sound imaginable. Your computer’ll be the hippest sample space on the randomized block.

You can grab an alpha version of the package and the code for these examples if you’re that kind of gal. Here’s a sneak preview for getting your distro dance on:

Hey, even The Bee Gees had to start somewhere. That’s frequency-modulated tones with every parameter normally distributed, and bursts of noise uniformly distributed. Here’s the other way around:

Can you handle these hot beats?

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