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knitr: Elegant, flexible and fast dynamic report generation with R

December 1, 2011
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The world has changed. You can feel it on GitHub. You can smell it on Google+. The knitr package, as an alternative tool to Sweave, has features that you have been longing for, and features that you might have never imagined. Thumb through the PDF manu...

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Surveillance Out of the Box – The #Zombie Experiment

September 24, 2016
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Surveillance Out of the Box – The #Zombie Experiment

Abstract We perform a social experiment to investigate, if zombie related twitter posts can used as a reliable indicator for an early warning system. We show how such a system can be set up almost out-of-the-box using R - a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. Warning: This blog entry contains toxic doses of Danish irony and sarcasm...

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R Markdown: How to number and reference tables

September 22, 2016
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R Markdown: How to number and reference tables

R Markdown is a great tool to make research results reproducible. However, in scientific research papers or reports, tables and figures usually need to be numbered and referenced. Unfortunately, R Markdown has no “native” method to number and reference table and figure captions. The recently published bookdown package makes it very easy to number and Related Post

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How to add pbapply to R packages

September 16, 2016
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How to add pbapply to R packages

As of today, there are 20 R packages that reverse depend/import/suggest (3/14/3) the pbapply package. Current and future package developers who decide to incorporate the progress bar using pbapply might want to customize the type and style of the progress bar in their packages to better suit the needs of certain functions or to create a distinctive look. Here is a quick guide to help...

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What Every R Package Must (REALLY) Contain? An Example on the eRum2016 Package

September 7, 2016
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What Every R Package Must (REALLY) Contain? An Example on the eRum2016 Package

The R package development is a complex process of creating (mostly) a useful software, that will (probably) be used by other users. This means the provided tool should be resistant, immune, well tested and properly documented. Developers from many dif...

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How to add pbapply to R packages?

September 6, 2016
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How to add pbapply to R packages?

As of today, there are 20 R packages that reverse depend/import/suggest (3/14/3) the pbapply package. Current and future package developers who decide to incorporate the progress bar using pbapply might want to customize the type and style of the progress bar in their packages to better suit the needs of certain functions or to create a distinctive look. Here is a quick guide to help...

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Showing a different approach to making statistical tests

September 5, 2016
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Showing a different approach to making statistical tests

In this post, I will talk about an alternative way to choose quantiles (and more broadly, decision boundaries) for statistical tests, the ones you choose in order to have a 95% confidence interval (5% of type-I error). I will then show that this idea can be used to combine tests. I will use some illustrations in R to make...

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Analysis of the #7FavPackages hashtag

August 26, 2016
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Analysis of the #7FavPackages hashtag

Twitter has seen a recent trend of “first 7” and “favorite 7” hashtags, like #7FirstJobs and #7FavFilms. Last week I added one to the mix, about my 7 favorite R packages: devtoolsdplyrggplot2knitrRcpprmarkdownshiny#7FavPackages #rstats— David Robinson (@drob) August 16, 2016 Hadley Wickham agreed to share his own, but on one condition:

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R Markdown: How to format tables and figures in .docx files

August 25, 2016
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R Markdown: How to format tables and figures in .docx files

In research, we usually publish the most important findings in tables and figures. When writing research papers using Rmarkdown (*.Rmd), we have several options to format the output of the final MS Word document (.docx). Tables can be formated using either the knitr package’s kable() function or several functions of the pander package. Figure sizes Related Post

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useR and JSM 2016 conferences: a story in tweets

August 23, 2016
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useR and JSM 2016 conferences: a story in tweets

I was amused by a Guardian article last month that declared “I’m a serious academic, not a professional Instagrammer,” arguing that social media is a distraction for scientific research. This attitude was, to say the least, not popular on academic Twitter, which responded with the #seriousacademic hashtag. When someone tries to claim that a...

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