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Scoring the St George’s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) using R

Background The St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) is an instrument for the measuring of Health-Related Quality-of-Life in patients with diseases of airways obstruction. The SGRQ contains 50 items covering three domains: Symptoms (8 items), Activity (16 items), and Impacts (26 … Continue reading

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srir: A new R package for scoring the Severe Respiratory Insufficiency Questionnaire (SRI)

Background The SRI is a multidimensional general health questionnaire “to assess HRQL in patients with chronic respiratory failure due to various underlying diseases” [1]. Based on 49 items, seven sub scales addressing the following domains are calculated: Respiratory Complaints (8 … Continue reading

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How to install and use the hexSticker package

Intro A couple of days ago, the hexSticker package was published on CRAN. The package provides some functions to plot hexagon stickers that may be used to promote R packages. As described on GitHub, the stickers can be plotted either … Continue reading

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My first R package: streetsofle

Intro A couple of days ago I published my first R package on GitHub. I’ve named the package streetsofle standing for streets of Leipzig because it includes a data set containing the street directory of the German city of Leipzig. … Continue reading

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How to install the ‘RWordPress’ package in R

The RWordPress package is a very convenient tool for publishing blog posts from R to WordPress. In his blog post Publish blog posts from R + knitr to WordPress, Yihui Xie explains how to install and use the package. Furthermore, … Continue reading

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