googleVis 0.3.0/0.3.1 is released: It’s faster!

October 23, 2012 | Markus Gesmann

Version 0.3.0 of the googleVis package for R has been released on CRAN on 20 October 2012. With this version we have been able to speed up the code considerably. The transformation of R data frames into JSON works significantly faster. The execution of the gvisMotionChart function in the World Bank demo is ...
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Next Kölner R User Meeting: 6 July 2012

May 1, 2012 | Markus Gesmann

The next Cologne R user group meeting is scheduled for 6 July 2012. All details are available on the new KölnRUG Meetup site. Please sign up if you would like to come along, and notice that there is also pub poll for the after "work" drinks. Notes fr...
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Kölner R User Meeting 30 March 2012

March 1, 2012 | Markus Gesmann

Am 30. März 2012 möchte ich gerne das erste Kölner R Benutzer Treffen organisieren. Ich habe an den Treffen in London in den vergangen Jahren teilgenommen und hoffe auch in Köln Gleichgesinnte zu finden, die sich gerne bei einem Kölsch über R and...
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Misleading Statistics: Too much risk without a financial adviser?

November 22, 2011 | BioStatMatt

This popular article references a report by financial consulting firms that makes a fairly convincing argument (even though they mostly neglect inferential statistics, and some parts of their argument are misleading, or otherwise not convincing) that 401(k) participants who accept "help" from financial experts take less risk and have better ... [Read more...]

NYT: SAS threatened by R

November 23, 2009 | Stephen Turner

The New York Times had an interesting piece yesterday about how SAS is facing several business threats from companies like the recently IBM-acquired SPSS, and from burgeoning interest in open-source software like R.  The NYT ran an entire article about R earlier this year, and this article discusses how SAS ... [Read more...]

Bioconductor 2.5 is out

October 29, 2009 | Paolo

For all bioinformaticians and R users out there: the Bioconductor project  for the analysis and comprehension of genomic data is out! A lot of interesting new stuff! See the full announcement here.
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Comprehensive Change Detection Suite: Free & Available

October 15, 2009 | jennarussell

October 2009 Open Data Group has launched a changed detection project on Google Code, This is an introduction and demonstration of using open source software and the Data Mining Group’s Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML) standard to perform data analytics.  Specifically, we show how ... [Read more...]

NYT: In Simulation Work, the Demand Is Real

June 16, 2009 | Stephen Turner

The New York Times published this interesting article on how the ability to design and perform computer simulations is a highly marketable skill for careers across many disciplines.In methodology development we use simulation nearly every day. We've developed our own specialized genetic data simulation software, genomeSIMLA, that's freely available ... [Read more...]

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