I wrote my first runall.sh file and it took me longer than it should have to make it work. I am therefore writing it down for future reference and maybe it also helps some other people. The task was to have a shell file that I could run from Atom on my Mac and it … Continue reading Matlab and Stata in a Shell file
My final post about my "animation journey" was published this week on texblog.org. It discusses how to make animations in LaTeX with the animate package. You can check it out here.
If you want to use Atom as your Stata editor, here is what you need to know. First, you need the language-stata package for proper syntax highlighting. To actually run code from Atom in Stata, you can either use the script or the stata-exec package in Atom. Alternatively, you can use hydrogen, this approach is … Continue reading Stata in Atom
I just published another article on texblog.org on "Making animations in R for LaTeX". You can check it out here.
Today, I tried to plot some spatial data in R and observed some weird behavior. Digging deeper revealed some interesting differences between plotting in R with different operating systems. My work computer is a Mac and my private computer runs Windows, but I still use it primarily for work (for private life - and, well, … Continue reading R and graphics devices on Mac and Windows
This post summarizes what happens under different graphics devices on Mac and Windows when the resolution is such that the data can't be correctly represented. Just for fun. Everything is the same as in R and graphics devices on Mac and Windows except that I changed border='transparent', col='blue' to border='blue', col='transparent'. The filling of each ploygon … Continue reading R and graphics devices on Mac and Windows – part 2
I just researched ways to make animated .gif files in R. In particular, I wanted to animate a map over a number of years to visualize the change of a variable over these years. There are a lot of different options out there and I am trying to summarize their different functionalities here. Many people … Continue reading Options to create animated plots in R
I recently started contributing to texblog.org. My first article is The Path to your Figures. You can check out this article (and also all my future articles) here.
I finished my dissertation this year, which was a grueling process. Something that helped was a Columbia University LaTeX dissertation template provided by Charles McNamara on GitHub. However, I and some of my colleagues had some problems with the template and had to change some things. I have forked off the GitHub repository and made … Continue reading LaTeX Dissertation Template
This fall I have once more tried to figure out the best way for me to manage my papers and make referencing as easy as possible. Long answer short: I am not happy with the outcome. In the past six years I have repeatedly looked into different bibliography and referencing services and software and they … Continue reading Bibliography & Referencing Software