I am glad to announce that I shall be presenting a live webinar with Domino Data Labs on February 24, 2016 from 11:00 – 11:30 AM PST: Getting Started with Spatial Data Analysis with R. If you are interested or know someone interested in learning how to manipulate spatial and spatial-temporal data with R, please send
The latest update to RStudio, the cross-platform open-source integrated development environment for the R language from the team at RStudio, adds many new features for R developers. But perhaps the most significant update is one which allows R developers to add their own new features to RStudio: add-ins. RStudio Add-ins appear under the new "Add-ins" menu in the RStudio...
We’re pleased to announce that a new release of RStudio (v0.99.878) is available for download now. Highlights of this release include: Support for registering custom RStudio Addins. R Markdown editing improvements including outline view and inline UI for chunk execution. Support for multiple source windows (tear editor tabs off main window). Pane zooming for working
My traditional work flow for embedding R graphics into a blog post has been via a PNG files that I upload online. However, when I created a 'simple' graphic with only basic curves and triangles for a recent post, I noticed that the PNG output didn't look as crisp as I expected it to be. So, eventually I...
On May 19 and 20, 2016, Hadley Wickham will teach his two day Master R Developer Workshop in the centrally located European city of Amsterdam. Are you ready to upgrade your R skills? Register soon to secure your seat. For the convenience of those who may travel to the workshop, it will be held at
Introduction to Digital democracy is here. Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are providing inexpensive ways for individuals to engage on political issues, therefore providing a wealth of data that provides insight on an underlying trend that spans both geography and demography. Outbox Uganda carried out a sentiment analysis of Uganda’s first ever presidential debate last month and...
The Numerical Template Toolbox (NT2)
collection of header-only C++ libraries that make it
possible to explicitly request the use of SIMD instructions
when possible, while falling back to regular scalar
operations when not. NT2 itself is powered
by Boost, alongside two proposed
Boost libraries – Boost.Dispatch, which provides a
mechanism for efficient tag-based dispatch for functions,
and Boost.SIMD, which provides a framework for the
The for-loop in R, can be very slow in its raw un-optimised form, especially when dealing with larger data sets. There are a number of ways you can make your logics run fast, but you will be really surprised how fast you can actually go. This posts shows a number of approaches including simple tweaks
Mark Andrews and I launched our Prior Exposure Bayesian Data Analysis workshop series last year and are pleased to announce that bookings for year the 2016 workshops 1 and 2 are now open. This is part of the ESRC Advanced Training Initiative.Further details including booking links and details of bursaries for UK PhD students are available here. The dates are 31...
By Steph Locke Get the fully qualified domain name for your machine This is just a quick post, to mention how you can get your computer name with the domain it is registered in i.e. Â the fully qualified domain name … Continue reading →