To attach() or not attach(): that is the question

May 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

R objects that reside in other R objects can require a lot of typing to access. For example, to refer to a variable x in a dataframe df, one could type df$x. This is no problem when the dataframe and variable names are short, but can become burdensom...
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A plea for consistent style!

December 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

As we get close to the end of the year, it's time to look back over the past year and think of resolutions for 2011 and beyond. One that's often on my mind relates to ways to structure my code to make it clearer to others (as well as to myself ...
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Oh (de)bugger! Part II

September 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

In the first part of this series, I discussed some standard debugging techniques, like the use of the browser function. One of the limitations of browser is that it isn’t much help if the problem is somewhere higher up the call-stack. ... The function I’m going to show you ...
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Oh (de)bugger!

August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

By number of questions asked, R passed MATLAB for the first time on Stack Overflow today. Thus it seems an appropriate time to write my first R-based post. This post concerns what to  do when your R-code goes pear shaped. Back in June there were a couple of very good ...
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