Jeromy Anglim's Blog: Psychology and Statistics

Monday, May 23, 2011

Transition to Linux and Ubuntu: The Experience of a Quantitative Social Scientist

This post discusses my experience migrating to Ubuntu from Windows from the perspective of a quantitatively oriented researcher in psychology. It discusses (a) my general transition to open source tools for doing research; (b) examination of Cygwin; (c) choosing a Linux distribution; (d) preparing for installation of Ubuntu; (e) initial reflections on installing Ubuntu; and (f) a long list of various solutions to specific problems that I encountered whilst getting started with Ubuntu.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Guide to Getting Started with R: 2011 Update

In mid-2009, I wrote a post on getting started with R. A lot has happened in the world of R over the last two years. New books, videos, online documentation, blogs and other resources have emerged. New community structures have emerged. As such I've given the guide a major overhaul both to increase its usability and acknowledge the many exciting changes in the world of R. The updated Guide to Getting Started with R is available here..