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

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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.

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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 Matt Sundquistco-founder of Plotly
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Computerworld's Sharon Machlis has done a great service for the R community — and R especially novices — by creating the on-line Beginner's Guide to R. You can read our overview of her guide from 2013 here, but it'
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The internet is agog over this picture of a dress, which appears white and gold to some, and blue and black to others:

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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.