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Eclipse – an alternative to RStudio – part 2

July 29, 2016
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Eclipse – an alternative to RStudio – part 2

In part one of this tutorial, I showed how to install R and LaTeX for Eclipse. Sadly, Eclipse doesn’t yet know where to find these resources, so we need to configure it appropriately. Statet provides a wizard to walk you through the setup, but I find the wizard difficult to follow. However, we can set Related Post

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The reproducibility crisis in science and prospects for R

July 26, 2016
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Guest post by Gregorio Santori (<[email protected]>) The results that emerged from a recent Nature‘s survey confirm as, for many researchers, we are living in a weak reproducibility age (Baker M. Is there a reproducibility crisis? Nature 2016;533:453-454). Although the definition of reproducibility can vary widely between disciplines, in this survey was adopted the version for … Continue...

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Eclipse – an alternative to RStudio – part 1

July 22, 2016
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Eclipse – an alternative to RStudio – part 1

Many R users enjoy working in RStudio, but it’s not your only option for reproducible research in R. Stephen Wahlbrink has written a plugin for Eclipse, Statet, that offers similar functionality to RStudio within the popular Eclipse framework. You can run an R console, compose a document in LaTeX with R code chunks, and link Related Post

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githubinstall: New R Package for Easy to Install R Packages on GitHub

June 14, 2016
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1. OverviewA growing number of R packages are created by various people in the world. A part of the cause of it is the devtools package that makes it easy to develop R packages . The devtools package not only facilitates the process to develop R packages but also provides an another way to distribute R packages.When developers...

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R 3.3.0 is released!

May 3, 2016
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R 3.3.0 is released!

R 3.3.0 (codename “Supposedly Educational”) was released today. You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here). The full list of new features and bug fixes is provided below. Upgrading to R 3.3.0 on Windows If you are using Windows you can easily upgrade to the latest version of R using the installr package. … Continue reading...

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Hunspell: Spell Checker and Text Parser for R

March 13, 2016
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Hunspell: Spell Checker and Text Parser for R

Hunspell is the spell checker library used in LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Mac OS X, InDesign, and a few more. Base R has some spell checking functionality via the aspell function which wraps the aspell or hunspell command line program on supported systems. The new hunspell R package on...

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Advanced R programming topics course in Leuven

Last call for registration of the course on Advanced R programming topics. Next week on February 17/18, the yearly R course on Advanced R programming topics in Leuven (Belgium) is scheduled. Registration can be done at https://lstat.kuleuven.be/training/coursedescriptions/AdvancedprogramminginR.html. The course is rewritten based on 3 years of extensive customer feedback and because of the tremendous evolution R has encountered in...

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My favorite tools for helping future me

My favorite tools for helping future me

Reproducible research is a topic that people like to talk about these days. Thinking about reproducible research and learning the important tools is what improved my work more than anything. Not in a sense that my results got better. More in a sense that my feeling about the work got better and my analyses got easier to understand for future...

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R trends in 2015 (based on cranlogs)

January 20, 2016
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It is always fun to look back and reflect on the past year. Inspired by Christoph Safferling's post on top packages from published in 2015, I decided to have my own go at the top R trends of 2015. Contrary to Safferling's post I'll try to also (1) look at packages from previous years that hit the big...

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Automating R exercises and exams using the exams package

January 17, 2016
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It's a pain to design statistics exercises each semester, and because students from previous share old exercises with the new incoming students, it's hard to design simple exercises that students haven't already seen the answers to. On top of that, som...

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