I get very excited about new R packages, but rarely is my excitement so fulfilled as with knitr. Even with no skill, I have already been able to adapt the example Yihui Xie provides in his knitr Graphics Manual into a crude first version of a per...

This post shows how to print a prettier nested pivot table, created using the {reshape} package (similar to what you would get with Microsoft Excel), so you could print it either in the R terminal or as a LaTeX table. This task is done by bridging between the cast_df object produced by the {reshape} package,

On my road to eventually running all of my programs off an USB device I’ve gotten a little bit closer yesterday thanks to input from Duncan Murdoch and Yihui Xie. Eventually running the entire Windows OS off a USB drive would be nice (not talking about running it as a Virtual Machine, but to have … Continue reading...

This post is a quick follow up from my initial article on Sweave to add a note on how to get a plot in landscape orientation to fill the whole page, plus a little example of using BibTex.Just to clarify my … Continue reading →

I do reports for clients with LyX and Sweave. It took me an extremely long time to get them working, but now that they’re working I can do more in an hour and thus charge more per hour. If you’re not familiar, here’s a rundown: LaTeX is the stand...

For this years Halloween I presented the mathematical biology seminar at the Centre for Mathematical Biology. Here is the title and the abstract… Cycles in finite populations: a reproducible seminar in three acts Many natural populations exhibit cyclic fluctuations. Explaining the underlying … Continue reading →

If you use R and haven’t discovered Sweave then go and find out about it. It enables R code and plots to be incorporated into a document so the analysis and report can be combined together in a single document. … Continue reading →

The pgf drawing package for LaTeX provides facilities for drawing simple of complicated pictures within a LaTeX document. There are many options available within the package and in this post we consider some of the basics to get up and running. Fast Tube by Casper As with all LaTeX documents we need to select a

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