Mac OS X Installation

I have developed a Zen-like approach to the operating systems that people use: 'When you're ready, the right operating system will appear in your life.' ~Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of ...

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Say you were standing with one foot in the oven and one foot in an ice bucket. According to the percentage people, you should be perfectly comfortable. 1 ~Bobby Bragan, 1963

Encountering data

Here we will describe the techniques you should use to give yourself and your readers/bosses/teachers ...

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R foundations with ESS

R foundations


In God we trust. All others must bring data. ~ W. Edwards Demming

R console

Start an R buffer through ess by typing M-x R. See the earlier tutorial here or here if that is mystery. At the console type:

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Emacs Speaks Statistics (ESS) Tutorial

Making your editor do statistics


All models are wrong, but some are useful.1 ~George E. P. Box

Why is ESS useful?

ESS makes your command history searchable and modifiable. When you start doing statistics you think you will always remember what you did and instantly recall why you did ...

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Intro to basic Emacs for statistics


What I cannot build, I do not understand. — Richard Feynman

Why Emacs?

The long answer (though still far from complete)

Emacs provides the same editing commands available for each language you are using. This is a big advantage ...

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Intro to Emacs Speaks Statistics

Emacs Speaks Statistics (ESS)

ESS is a library (package) for Emacs which allows it to interact with a number of statistical packages including S+, R, SaS, SPSS and Stata. For the purpose of these notes. We will only deal with R. It allows the command history to be searchable and ...

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Intro to R with Emacs-Speaks-Statistics


A number of my colleagues need to analyze data and are learning a programming language for the first time. It does not need to be said, this is a very heavy lift and occurs in the presence of a wide diversity of well intentioned opinion. It also occurs in ...

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intro to r and ess


I am trying to explain the ethos and social convention of FREE software. People have created software and they let you use it and modify it for free. Is only polite to extend them


academic courtesy and cite them for their contribution. Also it makes sense because you point ...

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