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Get all your Questions Answered

February 22, 2011 | Stephen Turner

When I have a question I usually ask the internet before bugging my neighbor. Yet it seems like Google's search results have become increasingly irrelevant over the last few years, and this is especially true for searching anything related to R (and pr... [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...]

ggplot2: more wicked-cool plots in R

July 20, 2009 | Stephen Turner

As far as I know there are 3 different systems for producing figures in R: (1) base graphics, included with R, (2) the lattice package, and (3) ggplot2, one of the newer plotting systems which is, according to the creator Hadley Wickham, "based on the grammar of graphics, which tries to take the good ... [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...]

The R Journal, Issue 1 Volume 1

May 29, 2009 | Stephen

The R journal just published its inaugural peer-reviewed journal. Aligned with the open-source mantra, the journal is free and openly accessible. The journal features short articles on topics focused on R, including notes about new add-on packages, hints for R newcomers, application reports detailing examples of data analysis with R, ... [Read more...]

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