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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.

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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This isn't the kind of thing you'd want to see coming at you in a dark alley on any night, let alone Hallowe'en:   You can check our more videos from Polish prankster SA Wardega on Youtube. If you stay to the end of the video you'll see that the dog-spider is quite cute! Or, if you want some canine cuteness immediately there's always this (with thanks to reader MB):   That's all for this week! Enjoy your weekend, and we'll be back on Monday.
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The latest update to the world's most popular statistical data analysis software is now available. R 3.1.2 (codename: "Pumpkin Helmet") makes a number of minor improvements and bug fixes to the R language engine.

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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.