Saturday, April 28, 2012

Disk partition guide for Mint Debian

This post explains how to partition hard disk for Mint Debian.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New version of g++, a good reason to upgrade

My Ubuntu 10.04 runs fine on my workstation except for one thing ... its g++4.4.3 does not have the new c++ language feature which is used in software like CppBugs and its R binding called rcppbugs. The idea behind these two packages are very interesting, which gives me a good reason to upgrade to a new version of the OS (Debian, Mint, or Ubuntu).

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Is Markdown/Pandoc any good?

Here is a post about LaTeX vs. Markdown. Looks like it is not easy to translate between the two systems automatically.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Beta regression examples

Here are some examples of beta regression model.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Cinnamon really works

Mint Linux's Cinnamon works rather well on my old laptop. It takes a bit longer to boot up to the desktop than Xfce, but once you get there, the user experience is rather good. In addition, it is very easy to use themes contributed by others (just put them into ~./theme folder).

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

JAGS resources

Very good resource list of using JAGS for Bayesian computing

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New output processing package

The "rockchalk" package looks promising. I hope it can be as general as the "esttab" package for Stata.

A practical Bayesian book

Introduction to WinBUGS for Ecologists is a good practical Bayesian book. I find the sample code very useful. The simple example of forming predictions (p. 116) is straightforward and can be easily tailored to be used in different research situations.

Doing Bayesian Data Analysis: A Tutorial with R and BUGS is another useful practical Bayesian book. My copy just arrived today. Can't wait to play with some of the examples there.