Tuesday, August 31, 2010


BayesX now has a source code version that can be directly build under Linux. This is really cool.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Some Fortran code

Here are some Fortran code for Stata-related operations.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

JAGS tutorial

This is a nice tutorial for JAGS. Here is another one.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


From a quick look at the web site, R-INLA seems to be able to carry out bayesian analysis without the actual MCMC sampling. This makes it possible to quickly try various different model specifications without hours of waiting time. This package looks very interesting and definitely deserves more attention.

Since the Linux version is binary,  I have to manually set the two main files so they are allowed to run. I hope the team can soon make a version ready for CRAN.

Monday, August 23, 2010


To my knowledge, there are three interface packages between R and JAGS: rjags, R2jags, and runjags. I just realized that with runjags, you don't have to have a separate JAGS model file but to embed it in your R source file. This certainly has its appeal and might be considered as a unique advantage of runjags.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Introduction to Data Technologies

Here is another free data analysis book that can be used to teach students to work with different types of data.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Is Incanter a reincarnation of Lisp-Stat? I thought the battle between Lisp and S/R was over long time ago...

JAGS tutorial

Here is a JAGS tutorial, very helpful.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Revolution R Enterprise

I realized that the Revolution R Enterprise has only a version for Redhat Linux but not Ubuntu. Too bad.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Grocer is a econometric toolbox for Scilab. Looks promising.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

R package for hidden Markov model

The depmixS4 package estimates hidden Markov models, among many others. I found it very useful. Here is a short into. paper.

I like this new theme

Just replaced this new theme with the good old ClearLook theme.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Integrating R with Geany

According to landroni, R can also be easily integrated with Geany:

Download 0.19 (non-optional), then you need to set send_selection_unsafe=true in geany.conf and assign "Send selection to terminal" to a ctrl+r keybinding or similar.

As long as your Geany installation has support for the embedded virtual terminal emulator (VTE), you're ready to go (as far as I know, this requirement excludes Windows). Start R in the terminal, write some R code and send the line or selection with ctrl+r.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Integrating R and Gedit

Here is how to integrate R and Gedit using Rgedit plugin.

Sunday, August 01, 2010


Here is a bridge between NetLogo and R, which looks very interesting. But I was not able to get it work on my Ubuntu box (running the latest R).

Programming in NetLogo

Here is a nice introduction to NetLogo from a programming language perspective.