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Shiny

A web application framework for R
Turn your analyses into interactive web applications
No HTML, CSS, or JavaScript knowledge required

– Via the homepage

Wait a bit until getting aggressive about error handling in R

You might want to handle all unexpected situations in your code doing something like options(error=recover) and options(warn=2) in your .Rprofile. That is a good thing.

Just be sure to do it after your system is initialized, because if you don’t then you are sure to kill your startup!

save() vs saveRDS()

saveRDS() is an easy way to save the definition of a single unnamed object in R.

Good to know. Via fromthebottomoftheheap

How to generate a random number in R

How to generate a random number in R has a handful of nice examples.

help(‘$’)

The R documentation is concise and rich. Documentation on $ is one example of those properties. The examples teach so much more than the few lines of space that they take up! The best practices advised and detailed explanations in the commentary make this literature required reading.

The ultimate form of travel

Truck camper magazine

The ultimate form of travel, and maybe even living.

Lexical Scope and Statistical Computing

Any paper that references SICP must be read.

It is curious how key computational ideas have propagated to one area of application exactly and one may have expected they would do so.

prog-proc-mode

FWIW, I have started a `prog-proc-mode’, which is supposed to be a minor mode used in a programming mode and that makesthe link to an underlying comint mode.

– Stefan Monnier

It will make the link easier; every mode has to do it all themselves.

Via emacs.devel via ESS-help.

Equanimity is a supreme goal

Equanimity is a state of psychological stability and composure which is undisturbed by experience of or exposure to emotions, pain, or other phenomena that may cause others to lose the balance of their mind.

Via wp.

Debugging in R

Debugging in R is quite fine.

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