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Call them what you will

I’ve been playing around with the R package texreg for creating combined regression tables for multiple models. It’s not the only package to do that – see here…

Damaged and can’t be opened

Perhaps you tried to open some application or mount some DMG on your Mac and encountered the following alarming message “[Application] is damaged and can’t be opened. You…

EPSA 2013 Programme

If you are planning to attend the European Political Science Association (EPSA) meeting in Barcelona next week you might find a searchable online programme helpful (scraped out of…

Which political science journals will have a data policy?

Making available replication materials for the research you do is A Good Thing. It’s also work, and it’s quite easy to never get around to. Certainly¬†I claim no…

R to Latex packages: Coverage

There are now quite a few R packages to turn cross-tables and fitted models into nicely formatted latex. In a previous post I showed how to use one…

Tools for making a paper

Since it seems to be the fashion, here’s a post about how I make my academic papers. Actually, who am I trying to kid? This is also about…

Quantifying the international search for meaning

Inspired by Preis et al.’s article Quantifying the advantage of looking forward, recently published in Scientific Reports (one of Nature publishing group’s journals), I wondered if similar big-data…

Show me the pdf already

You’ve got a pdf file and you’d like to view it with whatever the system viewer is. As usual, that requires something special for Windows and something general…

No more ascii-art

At least fourfive R packages will turn your regression models into pretty latex tables: texreg, xtable, apsrtable, memisc, and stargazer. ¬†This is very nice if you happen to…

On the use and abuse of weasels in science journalism

Dean Burnett writes a column in Guardian, sometimes about science but more entertainingly on pseudo-, wannabe-, and not-actually- science. Most of the time this is good BS-shovelling fun…