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Function of the day

Construct the path to a file from components in a platform-independent way.

Package of the day

This package implements a data structure similar to hashes in Perl and dictionaries in Python but with a purposefully R flavor. For objects of appreciable size, access using hashes outperforms native named lists and vectors.

Question of the day

On general request, a community wiki on producing latex tables in R. In this post I'll give an overview of the most commonly used packages and blogs with code for producing latex tables from less straight-forward objects. Please feel free to add any I missed, and/or give tips, hints and little tricks on how to produce nicely formatted latex tables with R.

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One of the most memorable dance moves from the past few years starts at around 4:15 in the music below:   The performers are the Japanese band World Order. If you like the music and moves you can find plenty of their other videos on YouTube, but this is their best-known song. That's all for this week! Monday is a holiday here in the States, so we'll be back on Tuesday. Have a great (long, for our US readers) weekend!
3 days 16 hours ago
KDNuggests asked its readers the question "What programming/statistics languages you used for an analytics / data mining / data science work in 2014?" and one again, R was the #1 response.
4 days 13 hours ago
by Joseph Rickert In the first half of 2014, worldwide R user group activity continued to increase, showing impressive growth over the same periods for the past couple of years.  For the last four months, the pace has been over 50 meetings per month.

Featured How To

The following list of data sources has been modified as of 3/18/14. Most of the data sets listed below are free, however, some are not.