Ruben C. Arslan

About this page.

This page is intended to help me organize and document some of my (side) projects, especially my nontraditional publications, like preprints, blog posts, supplementary websites, software, tutorials, workshops and outreach slides, and small simulations. You can find my traditional publications on my Google Scholar profile for now. The blog’s name (One lives only to make blunders) is taken from this famous letter from Darwin to Lyell.

This website was generated using these great tools R Core Team (2020) Allaire et al. (2020) Xie (2020) Allaire, Iannone, and Xie (2020)

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Allaire, JJ, Rich Iannone, and Yihui Xie. 2020. distill: ’R Markdown’ Format for Scientific and Technical Writing.

Allaire, JJ, Yihui Xie, Jonathan McPherson, Javier Luraschi, Kevin Ushey, Aron Atkins, Hadley Wickham, Joe Cheng, Winston Chang, and Richard Iannone. 2020. rmarkdown: Dynamic Documents for R.

Arslan, Ruben. 2014. formr: Formr Survey Framework.

Arslan, Ruben C. 2019. “How to Automatically Document Data with the Codebook Package to Facilitate Data Re-Use.” Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science 2 (2).

Bates, Douglas, Martin Mächler, Ben Bolker, and Steve Walker. 2015. “Fitting Linear Mixed-Effects Models Using lme4.” Journal of Statistical Software 67 (1): 1–48.

Bürkner, Paul-Christian. 2017. “brms: An R Package for Bayesian Multilevel Models Using Stan.” Journal of Statistical Software 80 (1): 1–28.

Chamberlain, Scott, Hao Zhu, Najko Jahn, Carl Boettiger, and Karthik Ram. 2020. rcrossref: Client for Various ’Crossref’ ’Apis’.

Chan, Chung-hong, Geoffrey CH Chan, Thomas J. Leeper, and Jason Becker. 2018. rio: A Swiss-Army Knife for Data File I/O.

Chang, Winston, and Hadley Wickham. 2019. ggvis: Interactive Grammar of Graphics.

Clarke, Erik, and Scott Sherrill-Mix. 2017. ggbeeswarm: Categorical Scatter (Violin Point) Plots.

Fox, John, and Sanford Weisberg. 2019a. An R Companion to Applied Regression. Third. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage.

———. 2019b. An R Companion to Applied Regression. 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage.

Gehlenborg, Nils. 2019. UpSetR: A More Scalable Alternative to Venn and Euler Diagrams for Visualizing Intersecting Sets.

Grolemund, Garrett, and Hadley Wickham. 2011. “Dates and Times Made Easy with lubridate.” Journal of Statistical Software 40 (3): 1–25.

Hafen, Ryan, and Continuum Analytics, Inc. 2020. rbokeh: R Interface for Bokeh.

Harrell Jr, Frank E, with contributions from Charles Dupont, and many others. 2020. Hmisc: Harrell Miscellaneous.

Kovalchik, Stephanie. 2017. RISmed: Download Content from Ncbi Databases.

Kunst, Joshua. 2019. highcharter: A Wrapper for the ’Highcharts’ Library.

Kuznetsova, Alexandra, Per B. Brockhoff, and Rune H. B. Christensen. 2017. “lmerTest Package: Tests in Linear Mixed Effects Models.” Journal of Statistical Software 82 (13): 1–26.

Lander, Jared P. 2018. coefplot: Plots Coefficients from Fitted Models.

Muschelli, John. 2019. rscopus: Scopus Database ’Api’ Interface.

Ram, Karthik. 2017. rAltmetric: Retrieves Altmerics Data for Any Published Paper from ’’.

R Core Team. 2020. R: A Language and Environment for Statistical Computing. Vienna, Austria: R Foundation for Statistical Computing.

Robinson, David, and Alex Hayes. 2020. broom: Convert Statistical Analysis Objects into Tidy Tibbles.

van der Loo, M. P. J. 2014. “The Stringdist Package for Approximate String Matching.” The R Journal 6 (1): 111–22.

Wickham, Hadley. 2007. “Reshaping Data with the reshape Package.” Journal of Statistical Software 21 (12): 1–20.

———. 2016. ggplot2: Elegant Graphics for Data Analysis. Springer-Verlag New York.

———. 2019a. httr: Tools for Working with Urls and Http.

———. 2019b. stringr: Simple, Consistent Wrappers for Common String Operations.

———. 2020. forcats: Tools for Working with Categorical Variables (Factors).

Wickham, Hadley, Mara Averick, Jennifer Bryan, Winston Chang, Lucy D’Agostino McGowan, Romain François, Garrett Grolemund, et al. 2019. “Welcome to the tidyverse.” Journal of Open Source Software 4 (43): 1686.

Wickham, Hadley, Romain François, Lionel Henry, and Kirill Müller. 2020. dplyr: A Grammar of Data Manipulation.

Wickham, Hadley, Jim Hester, and Winston Chang. 2020. devtools: Tools to Make Developing R Packages Easier.

Wickham, Hadley, and Evan Miller. 2020. haven: Import and Export ’Spss’, ’Stata’ and ’Sas’ Files.

Wilke, Claus O. 2019. cowplot: Streamlined Plot Theme and Plot Annotations for ’Ggplot2’.

Xie, Yihui. 2020. knitr: A General-Purpose Package for Dynamic Report Generation in R.

Xie, Yihui, Joe Cheng, and Xianying Tan. 2020. DT: A Wrapper of the Javascript Library ’Datatables’.

Zeileis, Achim, and Gabor Grothendieck. 2005. “zoo: S3 Infrastructure for Regular and Irregular Time Series.” Journal of Statistical Software 14 (6): 1–27.


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