Friday, September 27, 2013

Rstudio, Markdown, and presentation

I recently discovered that using Markdown and Rstudio together can greatly simplify the kind of presentation I do for teaching and professional conference, that is, put computer code and the output side by side. Here is a simple demonstration.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

R to LaTeX options

This post provides a thorough comparison among a number of options. If one wants full Zelig support, stargazer seems to be the only option (it handles more Zelig model types than texreg does).

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Are We Witnessing the Decline of Ubuntu?

A thoughtful post here.

Mint Debian update pack #7

A new update pack for Mint Debian is out! Among many other things, it comes with Linux kernel 3.10 and gcc 4.7.3. My upgrade process went well (had to manually remove and re-install a number of packages such as Freepascal, Lazarus though).

Sunday, September 08, 2013


The RNetLogo package is a small piece of wonder. One can conduct agent-based simulation, try different model parameters, and then collect and conduct statistical analysis of the simulation results.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

R and Hadoop

Some useful information here.

Monday, September 02, 2013