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    Just saw the new release on a beta version of knitr. it's a package that supposedly does what you wish sweave did. I can use sweave but I'm still not sold on it as being efficient. I see sweave a more of a way of producing reproducible research than saving time (unless you have to make adjustments after the paper has been written, then it may save time). Anyway I thought I'd share the link about knitr.

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    Yihui strikes again. I didn't even know he was working on that...

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    Re: R News and Updates

    In case you missed Hadley Wickham's ggplot webinar and wanted to see it here's the link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnVJJYi1mbw
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    That's what I was wondering about (the webinar). I'll have to watch that later tonight.

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    Norman Matloff has released a book called The Art of R Programming: A Tour of Statistical Software Design(LINK). I think I'll get the university library to order it in so I can take it for a spin for free.
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    Interesting. I don't think I actually have books that focus solely on programming in R (not that I feel that I need them but I always like having a reference) and this doesn't look too expensive.

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    That depends on

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    Re: R News and Updates

    Looks like the book isn't available to my library loan program yet. I'll keep an eye out for it. I want to learn more about programming in R. Chapter 16 on "Parallel R" could be interesting! I was actually going to start a thread to talk about S3 programming. I'm going to be working on a pretty complex project. In Java or C, I know how to organize my functions. I'll have a main one that basically calls everything else. I wonder what is the better way to program in R. Do you keep everything as separate functions, or should one use nested functions? Do we keep them in one file or have separate files to source? I think there's a lot to be discussed about this, and there is definitely a lot for me to learn about it.

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    It looks like the first (most) of the chapters are very basic. I'm guessing it's not what I hope it will be. I'll get UB to get it inter library loan (or purchase it if they can't get it via loan) and I'll check it out for free.

    What I need is a book that talks about programming the way Robert I. Kabacoff (Author of R in Action adn the website Quick-R) talks about stats. Something that covers cool stuff like gWidgets.
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    Maybe a search for courses someone might teach on R and specifically R programming? Even better, search Google with the "filetypedf" string to find accessible pdfs on the topic! I'll look into this tomorrow.

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    Found an early free release of Norman Matloff's The Art of R Programming. http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/~matloff/132/NSPpart.pdf

    I just put in for the University to get a copy though.

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    Thank you and darn you! Now I'm gonna get to bed late because I'll be blasting through this book to see where the good stuff is at (the first part just seems like the R Introduction with a bit extra elaboration and perspective).

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    This R in the clouds deal-io looks pretty interesting. I haven't checked it out in detail but thought I'd share.

    http://www.r-bloggers.com/cloudstat%...ographic-with/
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    ggplot Update from Wickham

    Quote Originally Posted by Hadley
    Hi all,

    We're getting very close to another release of ggplot2. I think it's
    now at the point where it would be useful for more people to start
    trying out the development version. The easiest way to get it is:

    install.packages("devtools")
    library(devtools)
    dev_mode() # to avoid clobbering existing install

    install_github("scales")
    install_github("ggplot2")

    Please read the news file for an extensive list of changes:

    news(Version == "0.9.0", package = "ggplot2")

    If you do discover problems, please sign up for the ggplot-dev mailing
    list and discuss them there. That will help keep discussions about
    the released version separate from the development version.

    You can follow progress on bugs etc at
    https://github.com/hadley/ggplot2/issues?milestone=1

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    R 2.14.1 Released


    R 2.14.1 is released today:http://www.r-bloggers.com/r-2-14-1-is-released/.

    Here is a list of changes found in the new release: http://cran.r-project.org/src/base/NEWS.html
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