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Pitchfork Search: An application for fast searching of pitchfork reviews.

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Braindead Chores: A chore reminder service for the dead of brain.

This is intended to be a customizable chore reminder service for households. You can set up custom notifications of reoccurring or one time chores.


tikzDevice: A Device for R Graphics Output in PGF/TikZ Format

The TikZ device enables LaTeX-ready output from R graphics functions. This is done by producing code that can be understood by the TikZ graphics language. All text in a graphic output with the tikz() function will can be typeset by LaTeX and therefore will match whatever fonts are currently used in the document. This also means that LaTeX mathematics can be typeset directly into labels and annotations! Graphics produced this way can also be annotated with custom TikZ commands.

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pgfSweave :Quality speedy graphics compilation with Sweave


The pgfSweave package provides capabilities for ‘caching’ graphics generated with Sweave. Using pgfSweave, figure labels are converted to LaTeX strings so not only do they match the style of the document but math can be put in labels. pgfSweave provides a new driver for Sweave (pgfSweaveDriver) and new chunk options tikz, pgf and external on top of the cache option provided by cacheSweave. This package is built upon cacheSweave and therefore also Sweave.

This project hasn’t been maintained in a while and most of the cool concepts in this project have been improved upon by knitr. Go check out that project.

swfDevice R graphics output in swf (flash) format

A graphics device which allows for R graphics output as swf (shockwave flash) files. Uses the Ming library (

This project as now been incorporated into the R2SWF project.

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