Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Endnote and Openoffice

The new Endnote (X3) supports Openoffice. This is a positive development.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Graph with two axes

In R: http://robjhyndman.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=233:r-graph-with-two-y-axes&catid=32:mbr&Itemid=103

In Stata: http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/library/GraphExamples/code/twobar.htm

Also, R package "plotrix" has a function "twoord.plot" designed specifically for this.

Friday, June 26, 2009

New releases

While waiting for R 2.9.1, I saw the release notes for Stata 11.

Google scholar search

This google scholar search of "shared latent variable random effects" yields some interesting results.

Monday, June 22, 2009


SabreR consists three components: a Sabre binary, a R wrapper that communicate with the binary file (input and output), and a short R function to print the output.

The developer of SabreR wrote the wrapper in the somewhat unconventional way, which makes table making and simulation difficult.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Statistical simulation

Chapter 7 of Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models by Gelman and Hill offers good description of why use statistical simulation in quantitative research. Their R package ARM provides a good place to get started to program one's own simulation module. Of course, Zelig has already had a impressive collection of models pre-programmed; but custom programming is always more fun.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Table making in R

Both MEMISC and APSRTABLE can automatically generate publication-quality tables from estimated models in R.

In addition, MEMISC also provides infrastructure for survey data analysis.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Thank Apple for the Linux 'desktop'



Looks like the author of Apophenia library finally fixed the compilation problem under Ubuntu 9.04.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Interesting article


Wednesday, June 03, 2009

CVS repository for Emacs

The CVS repository for Emacs seems to be broken during the past couple of days. Don't know what is going on there.


An Emacs-based IDE for ADMB: http://admb-project.org/community/editing-tools/admb-ide