Category Archives: R statistics

Why use R instead of Excel or SPSS, for quantitative archaeology or any social science for that matter!

For a long time archaeologists had few options to deal with these problems because there were few alternative programs. The general alternative to using a point-and-click program is writing scripts to program algorithms for statistical analysis and visualisations. Writing scripts … Continue reading

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Something I need to remember…

reading a 100M csv file into R, read.csv takes 61s, and with read_csv in readr just 3s. That’s amazing. #rstats @hadleywickham a great job via Hadley Wickham (@hadleywickham) | Twitter.

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Microsoft to acquire Revolution Analytics

I’m very pleased to announce that Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire Revolution Analytics. Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, the world’s most widely used programming language for statistical computing and predictive … Continue reading

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Using quotes in local and global macros in Stata

For some reason I spent a lot of time yesterday doing this: turn a list of variables into a list with doublequotes for each variable, then separated by commas.  I confess I still do not really understand the logic of … Continue reading

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Coding Stata and listening to The Format, On the Porch, over and over…

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