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  1. Dason

    A good reminder

    For those of us with kids...
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    pdf scraping tools

    I've been needing to do some pdf scraping lately. I've just been using the pdftools package in R to accomplish this task. It does a pretty good job reading in the pdf but still requires some moderate post processing to get things formatted as desired. Are there other tools that you know of...
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    Google Home

    Does anybody else have a google home? My wife got me a home mini for Christmas. I've mainly just been using it to get a morning update, play music, and set timers (it's basically my Pomodoro timer). Was wondering if anybody else has one and does anything more interesting with it.
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    New Year resolutions

    Anybody making any resolutions for this upcoming year?
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    Do you use `return`

    When you write functions do you include a `return` statement? It isn't necessary in most cases since R will return the last evaluated expression as what it returns when it reaches the end of the function. I know some people feel passionately that since it isn't necessary that it's misguided...
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    [Interview] SPUNKY IN YOUR FACE

    It's been a while since we've had an interview thread! Spunky graciously accepted the request to do an interview. Spunky has been a member since January of 2011. Spunky was recently on a TS hiatus (very dark times for TS) but has had a glorious return! Typically we give about a week for each...
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    How to use Code tags

    Using Code Tags This thread contains a brief introduction to using code tags and presenting code in general on this forum. I'm biased toward R so that is what I'll be focusing my example on but the same advice holds true for SAS, C, LaTeX, ... as well. Let's say you want to present some...
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    [LaTeX] - What is your favorite LaTeX editor?

    I've been doing some heavy LaTeX editing recently after a period of relative downtime with respect to LaTeX. I also just reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 so I decided to give a few different editors a try. I thought I'd solicit the fine community here for your opinions on the best latex editor around...
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    [Interview]: Dason - that guy that isn't a bot

    Welcome to the first interview thread! In this thread you have the chance to ask me (Dason) any question about myself that you want! I reserve the right to refuse to answer questions if they are inappropriate but I doubt that will happen. Any other question I will answer truthfully. This...
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    How do tags help?

    This was just going to be a private message to quark but I figured anybody could chip in if they want. There is the option to add 'tags' to threads to help describe what is contained in them. What does this achieve exactly? I know when searching you can add an option to search only for...
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    Today I Learned: ____

    I thought it might be nice to just have a place to post some happy little things you learned or (re)discovered about R that makes your life nicer and you just want to share! Heck it can be just some nice things that you really appreciate or love about R that you just want to share. With that...
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    Logit v. Probit: A fight to the death

    Every now and then I have to work with binary responses with continuous covariates. So of course this screams generalized linear model. The question then arises as to what link function to use. In the past (before I really knew any alternatives) I would just do a logistic regression (logit...
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    Linux

    Any other Linux users out there? What's your preferred distro? What is your desktop environment / window manager of choice? I got started using Ubuntu with the gnome desktop environment. I've tried quite a few different distros though including: Fedora, Arch, Debian, Puppy Linux, ****...
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    R tutorial within R itself

    Hi all, I was just wondering if anybody knew of a package whose goal was to give the user a basic introduction to R within the R interpreter. If you've on a linux/mac machine for an example of what I mean you could type 'vimtutor' in the command line and it will bring up an introduction to...
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    How to use Math tags

    A previous thread covered this topic (found here) but I figured a more detailed explanation could be given to help some people out. Contents How do I use math tags? Symbols Subscript/Superscript/Other Modifiers Fractions/Integration/Summation/Limits Tables Misc. 0.5) Why math tags? Why not...