01 June 2016
Recently, in my own little scientific community bubble there was increasing interest in markdown and its use for science. As a big fan of markdown and espacially rmarkdown, I created the following cheat sheet and shared it at a couple of events. Since it felt that the cheat sheet was somewhat usefull, I wanted to share it here.
QuantumPlots with ggplot2 and spatstat
20 October 2015
Lately, I was plotting, comparing and trying to make a sense out of a lot of spatial statistic functions. To facilitate the procedure I wrote the following function to create a plot for the spatstat class ‘fv’, combined with 'Quantum Plots'.
Building a user interface for spatstat
31 July 2015
RStudio developed shiny, an R package that, quoting from their website, makes it super simple for R users like you to turn analyses into interactive web applications that anyone can use. It leverages the power of R and its vast collection of packages to allow users to efficiently perform predesigned data tasks, such as visualization and statistics.
Replacing LaTeX with Pandoc and Markdown
11 July 2015
I started with LaTeX quite some time ago, but now, for my Master's thesis, I wanted to go simpler. Plus, I would like to have a simple conversion in a .docx format to share the work with colleagues for revision, which is not that easy with plain TeX. Two tools came in my mind when I thought of this: markdown and pandoc.
Creating a presentation with R
21 June 2015
Enter slidify written by Ramnath Vaidyanathan, a wrapper of several libraries which allows you to go from simple R Markdown to slick HTML presentations. This introduction gives an overview of what’s possible and how simple these slide decks can be to write.
Interactive Mapping with Leaflet in R
20 June 2015
Leaflet lets you create interactive maps right from the R console. Interactive panning and zooming allows for an explorative view on your pinpointed location. Leaflet provides a simple and fast way to host interactive maps online in R, requiring only 2 lines of code for a basic web map. It is developed by the RStudio team and has therefore a great integration in a workflow with shiny.
Marco Sciaini —
University of Göttingen