Automatic drug utilization reports with R and ggplot2

September 18, 2012 | John

This program takes a data set of drug utilisation of 4 fictional drugs in 10 fictional hospitals and plots each time-series with a locally weighted regression (Lowess) trend line. It also places an time-series trend of the usage for each … Continue reading → [Read more...]

R script to manipulate health data

June 3, 2012 | John

Here is the code that fixed up the World Bank data export for use in Tableau. The databank spits out everything in an untidy format for grouping and aggregating. The reshape2 and plyr packages  make it easy to manipulate the whole set … Continue reading → [Read more...]

managing projects using RStudio

February 10, 2012 | Nick Horton

We're continually amazed with new developments within RStudio, the integrated developed environment for R that we highlighted previously (Among others, Andrew Gelman agrees with us about its value). The most recent addition addresses one of our earlie...
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Apologies and Style Guides

August 13, 2010 | Ryan

I have to say that it’s pretty exciting to watch your blog go from a few hits over its lifetime to getting almost 200 in a single day.  I am currently negotiating with Google over the purchase of this blog.  Or maybe not.  Again, thanks be to @revodavid for posting ... [Read more...]

GitHub Stats on Programming Languages

August 9, 2010 | C

GitHub has become a popular site for Open Source Developers to stash code and collaborate on projects.  The following are some stats and analysis related to programming languages in use based upon the number of users and repositories.  T...
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