mercoledì 29 aprile 2009

screen in ubuntu 9.04

As I told in a previous post, I consider the unix tool screen essential for my work. It seems that the just released Ubuntu 9.04  contains a package that make it easier to configure and use. You can find the full story here.

martedì 28 aprile 2009

Tips from the R-help list : shadow text in a plot and bumps charts

Stumbling across the R-help mailing-list I found, as often happens,  two threads in the spirit of this blog (of course, since they come from the list, the quality is higher): here you can find a function allowing  a shadow outline style for a text in a plot. From here you can follow an interesting thread depicting how to produce bumps charts in R.

venerdì 24 aprile 2009

Colors in the R terminal

Today, I'd like to suggest a new R package that you can download from here.
Still in its early development, the xterm256 package allows to print text in the R terminal using different colours. You can find more information here.
The picture below depicts a basic example of its use.