Daily Archives: February 12, 2010

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Bookmarks for February 12th from 15:49 to 15:54

These are my links for February 12th from 15:49 to 15:54: Comparison of data analysis packages: R, Matlab, SciPy, Excel, SAS, SPSS, Stata – Brendan O’Connor’s Blog – Lukas and I were trying to write a succinct comparison of the most popular packages that are typically used for data analysis. I think most people choose one based on what people around them use or what they learn in school, so I’ve found it hard to find comparative information. I’m posting the table here in hopes of useful comments. Thin Film Turns Any Surface Into a Touchscreen | Gadget Lab | […]

Bookmarks for February 12th from 15:07 to 15:48

These are my links for February 12th from 15:07 to 15:48: Revolutions: How to combine Google maps and data in R – Every good artist needs a canvas, and when it comes to displaying geographic data placing those data in context — on a map — makes all the difference. A new package for R from Markus Loecher, RgoogleMaps, allows you to download a street or satellite map from Google simply by specifying the bounding latitude/longitude coordinates. (You need to sign up for a free Google API key first, though.) You can then overlay data from objects in R, using […]

Bookmarks for February 8th through February 12th

These are my links for February 8th through February 12th: Found Functions – Photographs with superimposed graphs and functions Corrupted Blood incident – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – The Corrupted Blood incident was a widely reported virtual plague outbreak and video game glitch found in the Blizzard Entertainment computer game World of Warcraft, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game in the Warcraft series. The plague began on September 13, 2005, when an area was introduced in a new update. One boss could cast a spell called Corrupted Blood, which would deal a certain amount of damage over a period of […]