R: ISO codes and country names

install.packages('maps') iso = maps::iso3166 > str(iso) 'data.frame': 269 obs. of 5 variables: $ a2 : chr "AW" ... $ a3 : chr "ABW" ... $ ISOname : chr "Aruba" .. $ mapname : chr "Aruba" ... $ sovereignty: chr "Netherlands" ...

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One picture says more than a thousand words. You have what is one the left, and you want what is on the right. my_matrix = matrix(c(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), nrow=3) #matrix is a 2D array, this next row creates a third dimension, #duplicating the data my_array = array(my_matrix, dim = c(3,3,2)) There are a few different ways to do this, but by far the cleanest and quickest way is to just select the rows and columns multiple times, by replicating row and column numbers (instead of actually replicating each element):

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Install Pandoc: http://pandoc.org/ library(knitr) knit('report.Rmd') #This creates 'report.md' Open the Terminal, Command Prompt (search for cmd) or Windows Powershell, go to the folder and do: pandoc -s report.md -o report.tex And that’s it! (Read this, if you want vector images.)

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I’ve recently started using ggplot2 in addition to lattice (see this post that I made a while ago, explaining how I got into using lattice in the first place). Hint: when using ggplot2, you’ll need to use of the reshape2 package (also written by the amazing Hadley Wickham) to get your data into a form that ggplot2 works best with. Another thing that you’ll want to think about when using ggplo2 is factor levels.

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Riinu Pius (Ots)

if it aint broke, you’re outdated

Senior Data Manager

Edinburgh, UK