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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 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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For more than six years, the New York Times has been using the R language to develop and implement much of the fantastic data journalism on the website and in the newspaper.
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I just got back from the Strata+Hadoop World conference in New York, and amongst the usual talks on the technology and applications of big data and data science ran a new thread: data ethics. DJ Patil, the US government's chief data scientist, made a call for comments on data ethics in his keynote and in a follow-up discussion session.

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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.