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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 Antony UnwinUniversity of Augsburg, Germany   David Moore's definition of data: numbers that have been given a context. Here is some context for the finch dataset: Fig 1: Illustrations of the beaks of four of Darwin's finches from "The Voyage of the Beagle".  Note that only one of these (fortis) is included in the dataset.
1 day 11 hours ago
by Richard Kittler, Revolution R Enterprise PM, Microsoft Advanced Analytics
4 days 8 hours ago
There hasn't really been a break-out Summer hit this season, but Macklemore's latest — an ode to mopeds, of all things — might just be it (some language NSFW):   Loving the 70's styling and dance moves. And despite the Seattle-focused lyrics, Spokane makes a great backdrop for the music video. That's all for this week. See you back here on Monday!

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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.