Presentations


The abstracts of the useR! 2006 presentations are linked individually below or available in a single pdf file.

For time and location of the presentations, see the conference program.

Claudio Agostinelli

Robust Estimation for Circular Data using R

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Micah Altman, Jeff Gill and Michael McDonald

R Modules for Accurate and Reliable Statistical Computing, Perturb package

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M. Rui Alves and M. Beatriz Oliveira

R algorithms for the calculation of markers to be used in the construction of predictive and interpolative biplot axes in routine multivariate analyses.

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Pedro Andrade Neto and Paulo Justinano Junior

aRT: R-TerraLib API

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Thomas Baier, Richard Heiberger, Erich Neuwirth and Wilfried Grossmann

Using R for teaching statistics to nonmajors: Comparing experiences of two different approaches

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Andreas Baierl and Andreas Futschik

Implementation of robust methods for locating quantitative trait loci in R

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Pierre-Alois Beitinger, Romain Beitinger, Stephany Fulda and Thomas-Christian Wetter

R in clinical practice - summarizing pharmacological data

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Axel Benner

Statistical Learning for Analyzing Functional Genomic Data

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Harald Binder

Comparison of approaches for fitting generalized additive models

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Gordon Blunt

Using Grid Graphics to produce linked micromap plots of large financial datasets

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Jake Bowers and Ben Hansen

The ritools package: Tools for Exact and Randomization Inference

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Adrian Bowman and Ewan Crawford

rpanel: simple interactive controls for R functions using the tcltk package

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Alessandra R. Brazzale

Applied Asymptotics in R

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Göran Broström

A fixed effects approach to GLMs with clustered data

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Jan Budczies and Joachim Grün

oligoExpress - exploiting probe level information in Affymetrix GeneChip expression data

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Patrick Burns

Using R to Evaluate Trading Strategies

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Lucas Julian Carbonaro

Studies on financial time series analysis

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Nick Carriero, J. Lai, Martin Schultz, S. Weston and Greg Warnes

Parallel Computing in R using NetWorkSpaces

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John Chambers

A History of S and R (with some questions for the future)

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Christine Choirat, Paolo Paruolo and Raffaello Seri

GEAR: GNU Econometric Analysis with R

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Christine Choirat and Raffaello Seri

Computing Weighted Chi-square Distributions and Related Quantities

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Clara Cordeiro, Alexandra Machás and Manuela Neves

Missing Data, PLS and Bootstrap: A Magical Recipe?

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Yves Croissant

plm: linear models for panel data

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Peter Dalgaard

Repeated measures tools for multivariate linear models

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Daniel Doktor

Spatial and statistical modelling of phenological data

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David Lindelöf

Integrating R in an advanced building control system

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Marcello D'Orazio, Marco Di Zio and Mauro Scanu

Some experiments on statistical matching in the R environment

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Jan de Leeuw

R in Psychometrics and Psychometrics in R

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Joris De Wolf, Koen Bruynseels, Rindert Peerbolte and Willem Broekbaert

The use of R as part of a large-scale information management and decision system

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Ramon Díaz-Uriarte, Andres Cañada, Edward Morrissey and Oscar Rueda

Asterias: an example of using R in a web-based bioinformatics suite of tools

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Jan Dienstbier and Jan Picek

Regression rank-scores tests in R

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Gemechis Dilba, Frank Schaarschmidt and Ludwig A. Hothorn

A Package for Inference about Ratios of Normal Means

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Zubin Dowlaty, Dean Mao and Simon Urbanek

Enterprise Automatons with R

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A. Pedro Duarte Silva, Jorge Cadima, Manuel Minhoto and Jorge Orestes Cerdeira

Subselect0.99: Selecting variable subsets in multivariate linear models

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Mark Dunning, Natalie Thorne, Mike Smith and Simon Tavaré

Using R for the Analysis of BeadArray Microarray Experiments

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Rudolf Dutter

Data Analysis System with Graphical Interface

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Dirk Eddelbuettel

Use R fifteen different ways: R front-ends in Quantian

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Martin Elff, Thomas Gschwend and Ron Johnston

How Much Can Be Inferred From Almost Nothing?

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John Emerson, Walton Green, Avi Feller and John Hartigan

SparcMats and Generalized Pairs Plots

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Brian Everitt

Cluster Analysis: Past, Present and Future

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Stefan Evert and Marco Baroni

ZipfR: Working with words and other rare events in R

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Robert Ferstl

Term structure and credit spread estimation with R

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Peter Filzmoser

Outlier Detection with Application to Geochemistry

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Peter Filzmoser and Heinrich Fritz

Robust Principal Component Analysis by Projection Pursuit

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John Fox and Sanford Weisberg

UseR! for Teaching

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Romain Francois and Florent Langrognet

Double Cross Validation for Model Based Classification

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Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter and Christoph Pamminger

Capturing Unobserved Heterogeneity in the Austrian Labor Market Using Finite Mixtures of Markov Chain Models

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Mario Gellrich, Rudolf Gubler, Andreas Papritz and Andreas Schönborn

SimSurvey - an R-based E-learning tool for geo-statistical analyses

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Vincent Goulet

Introduction to S programming: a teaching experience and a manual

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Alexander Gribov

Interactive Glyph Analysis with R

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Philippe Grosjean

Collaborative writing of R documentation using a Wiki

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Philippe Grosjean, Richard Hillary, Ernesto Jardim, Laurie Kell, Iago Mosqueira, Jan Jaap Poos, Robert Scott and Hunter S. Thompson

Fisheries modelling in R: the FLR (Fisheries Library in R) project

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Ben B. Hansen

The Optmatch Package: Flexible, Optimal Matching for Observational Studies

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Frank Harrell

Statistical Principles to Live By

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Justin Harrington and Matias Salibian-Barrera

Adventures in High Performance Computing and R: Going Parallel

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Trevor Hastie

Data Mining in R: Path Algorithms

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Reinhold Hatzinger and Patrick Mair

eRm - extended Rasch modelling

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Arne Henningsen and Jeff D. Hamann

systemfit: A Package to Estimate Simultaneous Equation Systems in R

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Arne Henningsen and Ott Toomet

Microeconomic Analysis with R

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Tim Hesterberg

Resampling Libraries in S-PLUS and R

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Tim Hesterberg and Chris Fraley

Least Angle Regression

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Heike Hofmann, Karen Kafadar and Hadley Wickham

Letter-Value Box Plots: Adjusting Box Plots for Large Data Sets

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Jeffrey Horner

Using R/Apache as the Statistical Engine for Web Applications

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Luis Huergo, Ralf Münnich and Michaela Saisana

Robustness assessment for composite indicators with R

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François Husson and Sébastien Lê

SensoMineR: a package for sensory data analysis with R

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Rob Hyndman

Automatic time series forecasting

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Stefano Iacus and Davide La Torre

Iterated function system and simulation of Brownian motion

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Stefano Iacus, Uwe Ligges and Simon Urbanek

R on Different Platforms: The useRs' Point of View

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Stefano Iacus and Giuseppe Porro

Matching and ATT Estimation via Random Recursive Partitioning

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Kosuke Imai, Gary King and Olivia Lau

A Unified User Interface for Single and Multi-Equation Models (aka "Zelig: Everyone's Statistical Software")

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Thomas Jakobsen and Jeffrey Todd Lins

Sequential Monte Carlo Methods in R

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David James, John Chambers, Diane Lambert and Scott Vander Wiel

A Quick-and-Dirty Quantile Tracker

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Vojtech Janousek, Vojtech Erban and Colin Farrow

Using the R language for graphical presentation and interpretation of compositional data in mineralogy – introducing the package GCDkit-Mineral

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Markus Kalisch

pcalg: Estimating and visualizing high-dimensional dependence structures using the PC-algorithm

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Stephen Kaluzny

The S Package System

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Juha Karvanen

Visualizing covariates in proportional hazards model using R

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Christian Kleiber and Achim Zeileis

Applied Econometrics with R

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Jussi Klemelä

Visualization of multivariate functions, sets, and data with package ``denpro''

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Sigbert Klinke, Sibylle Schmerbach and Olga Troitschanskaia

Integration of R into Wikis

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Roger Koenker

Parametric link functions for binary response models: A Fisherian Holiday

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Andrea Konnert

LabNetAnalysis - An instrument for the analysis of data from laboratory networks based on RExcel

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Katarzyna Kopczewska

Geographical benefits in socio-economics development in post-socialist countries

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Eberhard Korsching, Walter Nadler and Horst Bürger

Cancer research - R package to analyze genomic regulation and tumor pathways based on array data from single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) experiments

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Elena Kulinskaya, Stephan Morgenthaler and Robert G. Staudte

Calibrating the evidence in experiments with applications to meta-analysis

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Luca La Rocca, Jens Henrik Badsberg and Claus Dethlefsen

The giRaph package for graph representation in R

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Olivia Lau, Ryan Moore and Michael Kellermann

Ecological Inference and Higher Dimension Data Management

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T. Laurent, A. Ruiz-Gazen, and C. Thomas-Agnan

GEOXP: An R package for interactive exploratory spatial data analysis

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Michael Lawrence and Hadley Wickham

Rggobi2 - Bringing R and GGobi Closer

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Javier López-de-Lacalle

The uroot and partsm R-Packages: Some Functionalities for Time Series Analysis

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Tim F. Liao

Using R as a Wrapper in Simulation Studies

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Jeffrey Lins and Thomas Jakobsen

Markov Decision Processes, Dynamic Programming, and Reinforcement Learning in R

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Gunther Maier

Simple-R - A Windows-based interface to R for basic statistics

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Massimiliano Mascherini

MASTINO: a suite of R functions to learn Bayesian Networks from data.

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Geoffrey Matthews

Four Dimensional Barycentric Plots in 3D

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Geoffrey Matthews and Robin Matthews

Riffle: an R Package for Nonmetric Clustering

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Martin Mächler and Andreas Ruckstuhl

Robust Statistics Collaborative Package Development: 'robustbase'

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Giulio Mignola and Roberto Ugoccioni

Statistical Approach to Operational Risk Management

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Angelo Mineo and Alfredo Pontillo

Using R via PHP: R-php

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Ivan Mizera

Graphical Exploratory Data Analysis Using Halfspace Depth

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Marlene Müller

KernGPLM - A Package for Kernel-Based Fitting of Generalized Partial Linear and Additive Models

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Katharine M. Mullen and Ivo H. M. van Stokkum

TIMP: A package for parametric modeling of multiway spectroscopic

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Paul Murrell

Can R Draw Graphs?

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Tomoaki Nakatani and Timo Teräsvirta

Testing volatility interactions in a constant conditional correlation GARCH model

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Yuji Nakayama, Tomonori Ishigaki and Nagateru Araki

Estimating Consumer Demand for Hedonic Portfolio Products: A Bayesian Analysis using Scanner-Panel Data of Music CD Stores

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Stefan Neubauer and Georg Dorffner

Neural network algorithms and related models

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Pin Ng

RXL - A Free Excel Add-in for Introductory Business Statistics

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Keiji Osaki

Spatial characteristics of vegetation index map in urban area derived by variogram analysis

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Giovanni Petris

Bayesian analysis of Dynamic Linear Models in R

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Thomas Petzoldt, Karsten Rinke and Louis Kates

Population ecology modelling with R: a comparison of object oriented approaches

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Rafael Pino Mejías and María Dolores Cubiles de la Vega

Teaching the Theory of Information and Coding with R

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Martyn Plummer

Bayesian Modeling in R with JAGS

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Jim Porzak

Data Profiling with R

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Christophe Pouzat, Andrea Ridolfi and Pascal Viot

Spike Sorting with R and GGobi

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Kevin Quinn and Andrew Martin

Applied Bayesian Inference in R using MCMCpack

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Jeff Racine

np - A Package for Nonparametric Kernel Smoothing with Mixed Datatypes

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Lisbeth Riis and Mikkel Grum

Using R to Reduce Pesticide Usage in the Horticultural Industry

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Brian D. Ripley

Does R speak your language?

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Peter Rossi

Bayesian Statistics with Marketing Data in R

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Peter Ruckdeschel and Bernhard Spangl

A package on Robust Kalman filtering

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Oscar Rueda and Ramón Díaz-Uriarte

RJaCGH, a package for analyisis of CGH arrays with Reversible Jump MCMC

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Eduardo San Miguel

3D Semantic Knowledge Retrieval

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Seisho Sato

Web Decomp and E-Decomp - Time Series Analysis using R

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Benjamin Saussen, Marc Kirchner, Judith A. J. Steen and Fred A. Hamprecht

The rpm package: aligning LC/MS mass spectra with R

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Harald Schmidbauer and Vehbi Sinan Tunalioglu

mgarch: A package for the analysis of multivariate GARCH models

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Ralf Seger and Antony Unwin

Managing Large Sets Of Models

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Ching-Fan Sheu and Cheng-Te Chen

Turing Output of IRT Data Analysis into Graphs with R

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Tom Short and Philippe Grosjean

Online Applications with Rpad

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Sukbir Singh, Loy Chen Change and Lai Weng Kin

Proteomic Mass Spectrometry Data Analysis Software Suite

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Mike Smith, John Marioni, Natalie Thorne and Simon Tavaré

snapCGH (segmentation, normalisation and processing of arrayCGH data) and methods for combining with gene expression information

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Norbert Solymosi, Andrea Harnos, Jenő Reiczigel and Ferenc Speiser

RpostGIS an R-library for using PostGIS spatial structures and functions

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Soeren Sonnenburg, Fabio De Bona and Gunnar Raetsch

SHOGUN - A Large Scale Machine Learning Toolbox

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Hutcha Sriplung, Edward McNeil, Apiradee Lim and Naratip Junsakul

R-ICE - A Modular R GUI

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Mikis Stasinopoulos, Bob Rigby and Popi Akantziliotou

The generalized additive model for location, scale and shape

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Carolin Strobl, Achim Zeileis, Anne-Laure Boulesteix and Torsten Hothorn

Variable Selection Bias in Classification Trees and Ensemble Methods

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Yu-Sung Su

Remittances and Political Liberalization

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Matthias Templ and Peter Filzmoser

Stability of Cluster Analysis

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Martin Theus and Simon Urbanek

Extending interactive statistical graphics

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Andrew Thomas

Extending BRugs

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Gregoire R. Thomas, Sven Degroeve, Luc Krols and Koen Kas

Biomarker detection in LC-MALDI mass spectrometry proteomic profiles using R

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Susan Thomas and Shobhana Vyas

Bringing transparency to commodity markets in India: A real-world mission-critical deployment of R

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Valentin Todorov

Robust Location and Scatter Estimators for Multivariate Analysis

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Shusaku Tsumoto and Yuko Tsumoto

Construction of Statistical Models for Hospital Management

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Regina Tüchler and Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter

Bayesian Covariance Selection in Hierarchical Linear Mixed Models

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Heather Turner and David Firth

gnm: a Package for Generalized Nonlinear Models

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Svetlana Unkuri

Automated Lag Order Selection and Forecasting in VAR modeling

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Zdenek Valenta

Estimating survival from Gray’s flexible model

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Ravi Varadhan, Christophe Roland and Hormuzd Katki

Accelerating Any EM Algorithm Without Sacrificing Simplicity and Stability

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Pascale Voirin, Omar Abou Khaled and Tadeusz Senn

R as integrated engine in blended learning environment

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Gregory Warnes, Max Kuhn and Jim Rogers

Open Source Software in Pharmaceutical Research

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Gregory Warnes, Ross Lazarus, Scott Chasalow and Scott Henderson

The R Genetics Project: `Bioconductor' for Genetics

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Ron Wehrens, Egon Willighagen, Willem Melssen and Lutgarde Buydens

Supervised Self-Organising Maps

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Tobias Wichtrey, Alexander Gouberman, Martin Theus and Simon Urbanek

iPlots 2.0

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Hadley Wickham

An implementation of the grammar of graphics in R: ggplot

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Douglas Wood, David Chang, Solomon Henry and Balasubramanian Narasimhan

Using R as a web service

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Achim Zeileis and Giovanni Millo

A framework for heteroskedasticity-robust specification and misspecification testing functions for linear models in R

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