How To Pages on the Biostatistics Wiki

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How Pages on the Biostat Wiki

How To ... Link Key Words/Brief Description
Get answers to frequently asked questions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Answers to questions about linux and general computing that we often hear
Annotate a PDF document PdfAnnotation draw, highlight, add typed text to pdf; also for note taking and collaborating over the web
Convert LaTeX documents produced by sweave SweaveConvert convert, LaTex, Sweave, HTML, rtf, doc, ms word, microsoft word
Convert html code to TWiki syntax HtmlToTwiki This is a perl script to assist in converting your html files to TWiki syntax.
DeIdentify data DataDeidentificationChecklist deidentify data
Enable Firefox to use Java JavaSetup Requires superuser privilege
Export data from redcap within R using the API and a convenience function RedcapApiExportR  
Export data from SAS for use in R SASexportHowto Using SAS exportlib Macro with R sasxport.get Function
Find an article in a statistical journal ResResource No how to instructions, but when tracking down a statistics journal this page is indispensable.
Find the impact factor for a journal JournalImpactFactors find impact factor
Get notified when a topic/wikipage is edited HowToGetNotified Notify, alert, email.
Give better presentations HowToPresent Tips for Better Presentations
GnuPG privacy guard instructions GnupgInstructions How to install and configure the high-security free and open source encryption/decryption software called gnupg.
Import data from SAS to R SAStoR How to import SAS data to R using Stat Transfer and keep all the labels and formats.
Konqueror/Cervisia/CVS KonqCervisiaCvs A Quick Howto for Konqueror/Cervisia/CVS
Lead/participate in a Biostat Clinic ClinicHowTo Tips on helping investigators at one of our daily free biostatistics clinics.
R RS Page contains extensive links and information for R and S-Plus Packages, Functions, and Documentation
R Clinic RClinic Under the section Helpful R code find help on dates, coding factors, plotting, writing functions, viewing wide matricies/datasets/data frames, etc.
R Cook Book RCookBook This page is dedicated to the little R functions that we write to do various things.
Use knitr KnitrHowto How to use knitr, especially in R to create latex documents
Create an R package HowToCreateAnRPackage Five easy steps to R packaging, and related resources.
Release the edit lock by default HowToReleaseEditLock How to check the release edit lock option by default.
Save 10% at Courtyard Cafe HowToSave10PercentAtCourtyardCafe How to get the 10% VUMC employee discount at the Courtyard Cafe.
Interview HowToInterview How to avoid asking inappropriate and/or illegal questions.
Complete COI HowToCompleteCOI How to complete your Conflict of Interest Disclosure for your annual evaluation.
Name a TWiki topic How To Name A Twiki Topic This topic has such a good name that it needs no explanation.
Use the wiki WikiUsage Includes how to understand the wiki philosophy
Use Firefox UsingFirefox General Firefox usage tips
Use Instant Messaging Pidgin Instant Messaging Client Setup Jabber is an instant-messaging protocol (like AIM) that has been installed on the Biostat server for use throughout the department.
Use VPES How To Use VPES How To Use The Vanderbilt Performance Evaluation System (VPES)
Open unicode data files How To Open Unicode Data Files Open data files encoded in unicode
Get emailed by NCBI when your papers get published How To Get Emailed Custom Searches On NCBI Searches include pubmed and you can search for your name as an author.
Get the most out of a statistics conference How To For Statistics Conferences Tips for maximizing your learning experience.
How to use VA remote access systems (VPN, CAG) Va How To Use Vpn Instructions and tips for working remotely with VA data.

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Topic revision: r44 - 03 Nov 2015, RobertGreevy

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