New in forecast 4.0

A few days ago I released version 4.0 of the forecast package for R. There were quite a few changes and new features, so I thought it deserved a new version number. I keep a list of changes in the Changelog for the package, but I doubt that many people…

Makefiles for R/LaTeX projects

Updated: 21 November 2012
Make is a marvellous tool used by programmers to build software, but it can be used for much more than that. I use make whenever I have a large project involving R files and LaTeX files, which means I use it for almost all of …

YSC2013 funding support

Young Victorian statisticians should be attending the YSC conference in Melbourne in February 2013. It promises to be a great event, and the speaker line-up looks first-class (apart from one dodgy keynote speaker).
If you think you can’t afford i…

LaTeX loops

Today I was writing a report which included 20 figures, with the names demandplot1.pdf, demandplot2.pdf, …, demandplot20.pdf, and all with similar captions. Clearly a loop was required. After all, LaTeX is a programming language, so we should be…

Forecasting research grants

The International Institute of Forecasters and SAS have an annual research grant scheme that has been offered for the past ten years. The amounts offered are small (a total of $10K per year, usually split between 2 or 3 projects), but it might be usefu…