3 votes
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Free online courses at the top universities!

Coursera is a “social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free”. Those of you who are looking to improve your resume, advance your career, or expand your knowledge will find this program interesting. From here you can see the list of offered courses.

2 votes
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Lecture notes on intermediate to advanced proficiency in working with the S/R environment

I had some questions on programming with S4 classes (also known as new-style S class) in R and I was browing the Net that I suddenly found lecture notes of a nice workshop on S programming in University of Auckland. Although the workshop was old (held back in 2003) but there were some names among the lecturers like Bill Venables that made me more interested to read some of the lecture notes. After reading some of them, I think they are very helpful for anybody from intermediate to advanced proficiency in working with the S/R environment.

2 votes
1106 reads

Nice lectures notes on GEE Models!

I've found some very nice lectures on GEE available here: http://gbi.agrsci.dk/statistics/courses/phd07/material/Day10/

There are many other nice lectures available in the parent directory here: http://gbi.agrsci.dk/statistics/courses/phd07/material/

2 votes
1036 reads

A great tutorial on Genetic Algorithm!

The Genetic Algorithm (GA) is a search heuristic that mimics the process of natural evolution. GA has very wide applications. One of the applications of this heuristic method is to generate useful solutions to optimization and search problems.

2 votes
1323 reads

Thorough tutorial on SPSS (UCLA)

UCLA has very useful tutorials for different statistical packages online free of charge. Particularly, it has a thorough instructions on learning SPSS available here: http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/spss/

To see a list of tutorials on other statistical packages: http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/


3 votes
940 reads

Patsy: A Python package for describing statistical models and for building design matrices

A Python package for describing statistical models and for building design matrices. It is closely inspired by and compatible with the 'formula' mini-language used in R and S:


3 votes
1958 reads

Using LaTeX to prepare your slide presentations rather than powerpoint!

Jeromy has a useful post on his blog that provides a guide to getting started with Beamer, a popular LaTeX package for preparing slide presentations. This post:

1) Lists some of the benefits of Beamer in comparison to PowerPoint

2) Links to tutorials and suggestions for learning Beamer for both people who do and do not know LaTeX

3) Documents problems that Jeromy encountered when learning to use Beamer and the solutions that I developed to overcome them.

I found Jeromy's post very useful. You may see the full post in the address below:

3 votes
1055 reads

R Manuals!

Some useful R manuals from CRAN:

1) R-intro.html

2) R-lang.html

The link below is also very useful:

2 votes
982 reads

Introduction to Reproducible Analysis - an Interesting Talk by Jeromy Anglim

Jeremy recently had an interesting talk on using R to generate reproducible research. He introduces R markdown and he provides examples of using R Markdown in R Studio. I've embedded the videos in this post. For more information please visit Jeremy's blog here:


Part 1:


2 votes
1025 reads

A very useful LaTeX website!

http://texblog.org/ (LaTeX Matters) is the name of a blog that I usually use to learn new tricks in LaTeX. If you are a TeX/LaTeX programmer, you definitely find it very useful.



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