R: ISO codes and country names

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install.packages(‘maps’)

Adding a Cron job using the ed editor

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These commands (after the first one) work in the ed editor. ed editor is used in the RStudio server shell.

In this example the script will run every 0 hours, 30 minutes, see Ubuntu: How do I set up a CRON job for other options.

Adding space between rows in LaTex tables

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By default, LaTex tables are very tight:

Adding this to the document preamble will add space between the rows:

And this command can be used to add space between rows manually:

My minimal LaTex preamble

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My minimal example:

How to “increase” array resolution in R (replicate each element both column-wise and row-wise)

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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.

resolution_cut

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):

Note that by default, in rep(something, n) the n is times so equivalent to rep(something, times=n), but in this case we need to use each instead of times.

Converting R Markdown to Latex

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Install Pandoc: http://pandoc.org/

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.)