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How to merge a shapefile and set the encoding with R

May 6, 2014
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I’ve struggled all morning on how to set shapefile encodings in R. Finally I got this solution to handle both French and Spanish characters. Happy coding! The post How to merge a shapefile and set the encoding with R appeared first on Jose Gonzalez.

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Customising lines and points with googleVis

May 6, 2014
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At the end of March Google released a new version of the Chart Tools API with new options for point shapes and line brushes. The arguments are called pointShape and lineDashStyle and can be set directly via googleVis. We published googleVis 0.5.2 on CR...

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R jobs (May 5th 2014)

May 5, 2014
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R jobs (May 5th 2014)

A short update: in the past month, R-users.com has received between 200 to 400 views a day, and 1,000 to 2,000 views after the bimonthly R Jobs post is published on r-bloggers. Below is the site stats for the past month (click for a larger image): That said, this is the bimonthly R Jobs post (for 2014-05-05), based on the R-bloggers’ sister website: R-users.com. If you are...

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7 R Quirks That Will Drive You Nutty

May 5, 2014
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7 R Quirks That Will Drive You Nutty

7 R Quirks That Will Drive You Nutty StumpedEvery language has its idiosyncrasies. Some “designer”“ type languages have less due to extreme thoughtfulness of language engineers. I suspect Julia for example has many less quirks. However, despite...

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What are the most overrated films?

May 5, 2014
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What are the most overrated films?

“Overrated” and “underrated” are slippery terms to try to quantify. An interesting way of looking at this, I thought, would be to compare the reviews of film critics with those of Joe Public, reasoning that a film which is roundly-lauded by … Continue reading →

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European MEP Data

May 4, 2014
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European MEP Data

Pretty soon we will be having European Elections. I cannot tell when exactly, that depends on country. Over here the elections get a some attention, which is how I ran into data from votewatch.eu on voting of MEPs. That was just too interesting, so I made some plots.Data Data describe how often MEPs voted what in the...

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How much code have you written?

May 3, 2014
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How much code have you written?

This past week I attended the National Water Quality Monitoring Conference in Cincinnati. Aside from spending my time attending talks, workshops, and meeting like-minded individuals, I spent an unhealthy amount of time in the hotel bar working on this blog post. My past experiences mixing coding and beer have suggested the two don’t mix, but

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Playing Threes and 2048 with R

May 2, 2014
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Playing Threes and 2048 with R

I'll say it again: the 2048 game is horribly addictive. Luckily for my productivity, though, I've been playing a lot less of it since I finally managed to complete the game's main goal: combine and double-up like-numbered tiles until you create the ultimate 2048 tile: My strategy? Play the game like Tetris. Only move tiles down, left, and right...

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Searching an R Function’s Source Code

May 1, 2014
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This is not nearly as interesting as it might first sound, but every function in R contains R code; this is true of core R code as well as extension packages. Sometimes the R code is just a very shallow wrapper around some compiled code, such as in sum() and is.null(). Other times, as in lm.fit(), there is a...

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RSS statistical analytics challenge 2014

May 1, 2014
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RSS statistical analytics challenge 2014

Great news! The RSS is setting a data analysis challenge this year, sponsored by the Young Statisticians Section and Research Section of the Royal Statistical Society: Details are available on the wordpress website of the Challenge. Registration is open and the Challenge goes live on Tuesday 6 May 2014 for an exciting 6 weeks competition. (A

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