I'm currently taking a data mining class, and I'm trying to do as much of the coding in the class using R for practice. We are using Weka 3 which so far is proving to be a pretty neat (FREE) data mining tool. To meet my goal of improving my R skills while taking this class I needed to find a way to read .arff data files from Weka into R so that I can access the data to run the assigned tasks. The first option, which is what most of my classmates are doing, is of course is to load the data into Weka and convert it to a CSV file and then load that file into R using the read.csv() command. I was curious to see if I could do it more directly.
Welcome to the first ever Coding Pad Blog Contest!! We're giving away some stuff - so read on! What's the occasion? - None really, just thought it would be cool to celebrate the MODx Content Management Framework/System What's my goal? - To get more exposure for MODx and to get more people interested in MODx and it's power and flexibility. And ofcourse, to invite more interaction on the Coding Pad :) What's up for grabs? -
- A copy of the MODx Web Development book by Antonio Solar John. This is the first ever MODx book in the English language. I currently have three copies to give away to three winners, but hope to get more in the coming days.
- In addition to the book, the top winning entry will also get a namecheap account with $20 credit (you can use this for purchasing domain names) and a three month membership to the tuts+ network!
- In addition to the book, the second winning entry will get a three month membership to the tuts+ network.
- In addition to the book, the third winning entry will get an opportunity for some free MODx consulting from modxguru.com's Shane Sponagle, an experienced MODx Developer. You get to choose from one of two consulting options: an analysis of your MODx website with a report on how to improve your website, or 2 hours of email support consulting. You will have three months from the day the contest ends to utilize the consultation.
- The fourth and fifth winning entries will each get a one month membership to the tuts+ network
I ran into an interesting situation the other day when trying to import some data into Excel. I had a text file with words and definitions that I needed to have in two columns in Excel, one for the word and one for the definition. The words and their definitions were separated by a hyphen (-), so I could have…
In response to my post on importing large files into Excel by first splitting them, one of my readers, JP pointed out to me that you can bypass the splitting step by using a VBA macro to do the import. As you may know, Excel has a cut off of 65,536 rows, and so if you want to import a…
If you have a large csv file that you have tried to open in Excel, you know how troublesome that can be, because Excel is limited in the number of rows and columns of data it can handle - 65,536 rows of data and 256 columns per worksheet. Truncation of rows or columns in excess of the limit is automatic…