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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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When I was a kid, my favourite TV show -- by far -- was Thunderbirds. I'm not sure how popular it was in the States (it was huge in Australia and in the UK, where it was made), but it was a show where every week some perilous emergency would happen somewhere around a world of the near future, and the five Tracey sons would use their incredible machines (the five eponymous Thunderbirds) to save the day.
1 day 19 hours ago
It's not an overstatement to say that, at least for me personally, Edward Tufte's book The Visual Display of Quantitative Information was transformative. Reading this book got me and, I feel confident saying, many many other data scientists passionate about visualizing data.
2 days 20 hours ago
by Joseph Rickert

Featured How To

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.