Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mint Debian

After about eight months, my Mint Debian has been broken beyond reparation. So I decided to wipe it out and do a fresh installation. This time I am not pointing directly to the Debian repository but to the Mint repository.

I like Mint Debian better than Mint main edition. I have come to the conclusion that as long as I am not directly pointing to the Debian repository (or at least not taking every single update everyday), the installation should be stable enough as my main workstation OS.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Free statistics text provides a free statistical textbook, along with data sets and supplementary materials. is another one.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Simple rcpp examples

Here are some nice examples for Rcpp package.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Compiling Emacs, again

This post shows how to get Emacs compiled on Debian/Ubuntu platform.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


With the new "R2BayesX" package, now it looks like the BayesX software has been fully integrated into the R environment.

The R2BayesX provides a powerful general purpose package with simple and easy to learn syntax (compared to BUGS or ADMB). Now BayesX is under GPL, it will probably be embraced by the free software community wholeheartedly.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Nine reasons for C++ 11

Can be found in this post.

Java vs. COBOL and R vs. SAS

Here is an interesting comparison.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Multinomial logit model model with random effects

I just found out that the "mlogit" package can estimate multinomial logit model with random effects just like aML and GLLAMM.

Sex selection in historical China

Here is a short article (in Chinese).

Thursday, May 17, 2012

R, Rstudio, and Markdown

Here is a helpful tutorial.

Monday, May 14, 2012

New Rstudio is pretty cool

The new version of Rstudio has option to use "knitr" instead of "sweave", which is really cool!