knitr, Slideshows, and Dropbox

May 29, 2012 | Christopher Gandrud

I just noticed that Markus Gesmann has a nice post on using RStudio, knitr, Pandoc, and Slidy to create slideshows. After my recent attempt to use deck.rb to turn a Markdown/knitr file into a deck.js presentation I caved in and also decided to go with ...
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Disproportionality Data

March 25, 2012 | Christopher Gandrud

So I was hunting around for some data on disproportional electoral outcomes (when the proportion of voters cast for political parties is not close to the proportion of legislative seats that they win).Michael Gallagher keeps an updated version of his L...
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OpenCPU, R in the Cloud

February 8, 2012 | Christopher Gandrud

I ran across OpenCPU today. If you have any intest in R and reproducible research this is definitely worth checking out. Also, it looks like I might want to explore the potential of embedding functions in websites. Hm . . . .
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Japan Stagnation Myth?

December 28, 2011 | Christopher Gandrud

I came across this piece on The Atlantic website by Eamonn Fingleton arguing that Japan's two decade long stagnation is largely a myth. I'm not willing, just yet, to completely go along with his thesis that this myth has been stoked by the Japanes...
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The next generation of parallel R

November 2, 2011 | Markus (cloudnumbers.com)

In view of open-source parallel computing with R this week presents a big step to the future. R 2.14.0 was released at October 31th, 2011. Now, R base ships with a parallel computing package called “parallel”.  library(parallel) It combines advantages of the packages multicore and snow and it contains support for ... [Read more...]

Batch Processing vs. Interactive Sessions

October 26, 2011 | Markus (cloudnumbers.com)

We introduced batch processing 3 weeks ago. Many people asked about differences and benefits of batch processing or interactive sessions. Lets start with the definitions: Batch Processing / Batch Jobs: Batch processing is the execution of a series of programs or only one task on a computer environment without manual intervention. All ... [Read more...]
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