There is a handy webpage which provides a chart of colours available in R. The chart is also available in pdf from the webpage.

# Colours in R

September 19th, 2011# Getting rid of white space at the beginning and end of a string

July 28th, 2011There are situations where we are working with character strings extracted from various sources and it can be annoying when there is white space at the beginning and/or end of the strings. This whitespace can cause problems when attemping to sort, subset or various other common operations. Read the rest of this entry »

# R.NET

July 4th, 2011The **R.NET** project provides a mechanism for communicating with **R** from a .NET application. This appears to be a promising way to create simple interfaces to some of the functionality of **R**. Read the rest of this entry »

# Generalized Linear Models – Poisson Regression

June 26th, 2011The Generalized Linear Model (GLM) allows us to model responses with distributions other than the Normal distribution, which is one of the assumptions underlying linear regression as used in many cases. When data is counts of events (or items) then a discrete distribution is more appropriate is usually more appropriate than approximating with a continuous distribution, especially as our counts should be bounded below at zero. Negative counts do not make sense. Read the rest of this entry »

# Handling Errors Gracefully

May 27th, 2011In **R** functions sometimes produces warnings or errors. In the case of errors execution of a function or a series of commands can get halted when an error occurs, which can in some cases be frustrating especially if we want to continue our calculations. Read the rest of this entry »

# RStudio

April 29th, 2011# R Matrix Operations

March 27th, 2011**R** can be used to perform various matrix calculations. This include functions for creating matrices (**matrix**), addition (**+**), multiplication (**%*%**) and inversion (**solve**). Read the rest of this entry »

# R Package Automated Download

March 6th, 2011There are situations where we might want to run **R** on a standalone machine so need to download a (potentially) large number of packages to install on this system. Rather than having to through the pain of searching through CRAN to find the packages and all the dependencies and manually download, it would be nice to be able grab all available packages in one go and then set them up as a local repository. Read the rest of this entry »

# Programming with R – Processing Football League Data Part II

December 3rd, 2010Following on from the previous post about creating a football result processing function for data from the football-data.co.uk website we will add code to the function to generate a league table based on the results to date. Read the rest of this entry »