A lightweight object browser for R

January 15, 2011 | Luke Miller

Get access to a simple object browser in R so that you can see what variables, data frames, model objects and other junk you have in memory currently. If you don't want to install a full-fledged integrated development environment, this option may be fo... [Read more...]

Building a fact-based world view

January 7, 2011 | Oscar Perpiñán Lamigueiro

Gapminder is an independent foundation based in Stockholm, Sweden. Its mission is “to debunk devastating myths about the world by offering free access to a fact-based world view“. They provide free online tools, data (more than 400 datasets freely available!) and videos “to better understand the changing world“. The initial development ...
[Read more...]

Book Review: R in a Nutshell

December 29, 2010 | Luke Miller

A brief review of R in a Nutshell by Joseph Adler. This book continues to serve as a useful reference that sits on my desk next to my computer, waiting to tell me the name of that command I've just forgotten. [Read more...]

New version of solaR (0.21)

December 9, 2010 | procomun

The version 0.21 of the solaR package is now available at CRAN. This package provides a set of calculation methods of solar radiation and performance of photovoltaic systems. The package has been uploaded to CRAN under the GPL-3 license. solaR is now able to calculate from both daily and sub-daily irradiation ...
[Read more...]

Sorting out Sweave in Eclipse/StatET

November 29, 2010 | Luke Miller

Using Sweave to produce pretty-looking documentation for R is awfully handy. It takes a little tweaking to get set up in Eclipse and StatET though. I followed the information in Jeromy Anglim’s webpage to originally get Sweave set up. The followi... [Read more...]

Altering Eclipse user name

November 29, 2010 | Luke Miller

Using StatET’s code generation templates is handy, but the standard Eclipse variable for ${user} just inserts the currently logged-in user’s account name. If you want a different name to appear when ${user} is called, one method is to alter... [Read more...]

How to simulate wind speed time series with R

November 2, 2010 | procomun

If you need to generate synthetic wind speed time series, you may find useful the procedure described in  “A Markov method for simulating non-gaussian wind speed time series” by G.M. McNerney and P.S. Veers (Sandia Laboratories, 1985), and “Estimation of extreme wind speeds with very long return periods” by ...
[Read more...]

IIATMS Guest Contribution

September 23, 2010 | Millsy

After my recent posts fiddling around with heat maps for pitch location, Jason at It's About the Money, Stupid contacted me to ask if I would contribute some location maps for Yankee pitchers. Obviously, I couldn't pass up the chance to contribute to ...
[Read more...]


September 2, 2010 | Millsy

I tried using my own little palette with more traditional looking heatmap colors (red and pink are the densest, blue and green are less so, yellow in the middle, etc.). I also included the actual points, but would recommend it for more than a single g...
[Read more...]

A brief introduction to “apply” in R

August 19, 2010 | nsaunders

At any R Q&A site, you’ll frequently see an exchange like this one: Q: How can I use a loop to [...insert task here...] ? A: Don’t. Use one of the apply functions. So, what are these wondrous apply functions and how do they work? I think the ... [Read more...]

New Fantasy Ball Junkie Article

July 30, 2010 | Millsy

I have a new post up over at Fantasy Ball Junkie looking at the value of closers in H2H leagues from here on out. I simply simulated in the same way as the Stolen Bases and Home Runs articles from before. Saves are an interesting bunch, and it really...
[Read more...]

Marking Your Graphics

June 2, 2010 | Millsy

Over at The Book Blog, Tango has a post about standardizing Pitch F/X graphs to be catcher/batter/umpire view. While I don't think this should necessarily be the case for all Pitch F/X graphics, it brings up another issue that I've had with some graph...
[Read more...]

Trading for Speed in H2H Fantasy Leagues

June 1, 2010 | Millsy

As a followup to my last article at FBJ, I took a look at the distributions of weekly totals for Stolen Bases to gauge win expectancies in the SB category in H2H fantasy baseball formats. The study is again pretty simple, as I just subtract one hypoth...
[Read more...]

Testing Out my Pitch F/X Data

May 25, 2010 | Millsy

I recently got all the Pitch F/X data downloaded from Gameday, and have been fiddling around. I certainly don't have the physics knowledge to really talk about the movement at this point, and I'm still acquainting myself with the data format and what e...
[Read more...]
1 2 3 4 5 6

Never miss an update!
Subscribe to R-bloggers to receive
e-mails with the latest R posts.
(You will not see this message again.)

Click here to close (This popup will not appear again)