Jeromy Anglim's Blog: Psychology and Statistics

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Blogs on R | Statistics

What are the current blogs on R? What do they cover?
What makes a good blog on R?
Of course different readers look for different things, but for me a good blog on R:
  • Provides a Gateway: The blog discovers and shares useful external material and explains why it's useful
  • Provides A Forum: The blog raises important issues and topics. Better yet if the blog can initiate debate.
  • Generates Original Content: In particular it is useful if it can teach the reader how to do something. Better yet if the thing taught is of general appeal and is taught clearly.
  • Posts Frequently: E.g., 2+ posts per week.
Blogs on R:
UPDATE: R bloggers compiles many of the blogs on R into a single source and is probably the best place to find a list of Blogs on R. You can also subscribe to all of them through R bloggers.

These are some blogs on R to which I subscribe.
I've probably left some out and new blogs on R seem to be coming up all the time. Feel free to add any missing ones in the comments to this post.

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  1. I installed the latest R 2.14 on my Solaris x86 successfully (except for the latex stuff, which if it is needed - why wasn't it included?). But when I try to add a package I get:

    Warning message:
    In doTryCatch(return(expr), name, parentenv, handler) :
    unable to load shared object '/usr/local/bin/R-2.14.0/modules//': R: fatal: relocation error: file /usr/local/bin/R-2.14.0/modules// symbol png_set_longjmp_fn: referenced symbol not found

    I've tried editing the ldpaths and copying to the different R libs and still no differences.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

  2. @NaturalIRP

    LaTeX is a completely different program to R. That's why you need to install it separately.
    With regards to your specific question, I recommend posting it on Stack Overflow with the R tag or Rhelp mailing list.