Friday, December 21, 2012


Cinnarch is a new Linux distro. It combines the minimalist design of Arch and the cinnamon desktop environment.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Emacs support for knitr

Here is a simple elisp script.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Six cores with HT vs. eight physical cores

This blog is very helpful in clarifying things.

Friday, December 07, 2012

GCC for windows

TDM-GCC is good windows port of the GCC tool set. It has been integrated into the windows version of Code::Blocks.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Knitr problem

I got some weird problem with my R workflow recently. For example, the very simple code chunk below:


qplot(displ, hwy, data = mpg, colour = factor(cyl))


would not build correctly. Sometimes it gave error message, sometimes it created empty page, etc. Installing the latest version of knitr from the github repo seemed to solve the problem.