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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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by Joseph Rickert Early October: somewhere the leaves are turning brilliant colors, temperatures are cooling down and that back to school feeling is in the air. And for more people than ever before, it is going to seem to be a good time to commit to really learning R. I have some suggestions for R courses below, but first: What does it mean to learn R anyway? My take is that the answer depends on a person's circumstances and motivation. I find the following graphic to be helpful in sorting things out.
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by Andrie de Vries In one of John D. Cooke's blog posts of 2010 (Parameters and Percentiles), he poses the following problem:
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by Jens Carl Streibig, Professor Emeritus at University of Copenhagen Editor's introduction: for background on the miniCRAN package, see our previous blog posts:

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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.