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Tracer360 – Noxgear

It’s dark outside and all you want is to hit the road for some well-deserved miles. Our Tracer360 uses the full color spectrum in specially designed illumination modes to keep you highly visible. Paired with high quality 3M reflective materials the Tracer360 is the perfect, lightweight replacement for your bulky and uncomfortable safety vest. Want […]

rbenchmark: Benchmarking routine for R

rbenchmark is inspired by the Perl module Benchmark, and is intended to facilitate benchmarking of arbitrary R code. The library consists of just one function, benchmark, which is a simple wrapper around system.time. Given a specification of the benchmarking process (counts of replications, evaluation environment) and an arbitrary number of expressions, benchmark evaluates each of […]

XML: Tools for parsing and generating XML within R and S-Plus

This package provides many approaches for both reading and creating XML (and HTML) documents (including DTDs), both local and accessible via HTTP or FTP. It also offers access to an XPath “interpreter”.

xlsx: Read, write, format Excel 2007 and Excel 97/2000/XP/2003 files

Provide R functions to read/write/format Excel 2007 and Excel 97/2000/XP/2003 file formats.

jsonlite: A smarter JSON encoder/decoder for R

This package is a fork of the RJSONIO package by Duncan Temple Lang. It builds on the same libjson c++ parser, but implements a smarter mapping between JSON data and R classes. This is particularly useful when working with JSON data from pipelines and web APIs. The vignettes describe the behavior in great detail. In […]

eval-in-repl: Consistent ESS-like eval interface for various REPLs

This package does what ESS does for R for various REPLs, including ielm. Emacs Speaks Statistics (ESS) package has a nice function called ess-eval-region-or-line-and-step, which is assigned to C-RET. This function sends a line or a selected region to the corresponding shell (R, Julia, Stata, etc) visibly. It also start up a shell if there […]

Advanced R

For experienced programmers, Advanced R will serve you as an excellent resource to learn about specific aspects of R in a comprehensive manner, in addition to digging through the individual (and wonderful) documentation entries inside of R. Getting through the book requires experience with R to make sense of it, so it may not be […]

10 R packages I wish I knew about earlier by yhat

yhat posted a nice detailed and light overview.

Teaching Statistics: A Bag of Tricks

This volume takes a positive spin on the field of statistics. Statistics is seen by students as difficult and boring, however, the authors of this book have eliminated that theory. Teaching Statistics: A Bag Of Tricks, brings together a complete set of examples, demonstrations and projects that not only will increase class participation but will […]

How Students Learn Statistics

Research in the areas of psychology, statistical education, and mathematics education is reviewed and the results applied to the teaching of college-level statistics courses. The argument is made that statistics educators need to determine what it is they really want students to learn, to modify their teaching according to suggestions from the research literature, and […]