Inference and R

Dan Goldstein posted a short overview of Inference which allows working with R code in Microsoft Office and Excel. I want to point at Sweave which does an excellent job in connecting R to LaTeX. Here is a short demo of Sweave which also connects the approach of Sweave to the ‘literate programming‘ idea of Donald Knuth (Father of ‘The Art of Computer Programming’ and TeX). The basic idea is to combine programming (an analysis in the case of R) with documentation into one process.

create colored title in R plot

David Smith has a very nice code example in which he sets the color of title word in a plot to the actual grouping color. Code can be found here. This seems extremely useful for posters and presentations. I doubt however that journals would pick up on that …