The Non-parametric Bootstrap as a Bayesian Model

April 17, 2015
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The Non-parametric Bootstrap as a Bayesian Model

The non-parametric bootstrap was my first love. I was lost in a muddy swamp of zs, ts and ps when I first saw her. Conceptually beautiful, simple to implement, easy to understand (I thought back then, at least). And when she whispered in my ear, “I make no assumptions regarding the underlying distribution”, I was in love. This love...

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R 3.2.0 is released (+ using the installr package to upgrade in Windows OS)

April 17, 2015
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R 3.2.0 is released (+ using the installr package to upgrade in Windows OS)

R 3.2.0 (codename “Full of Ingredients”) was released yesterday. You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here). The full list of new features and bug fixes...

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It’s a Batsman’s World (Cup)

April 17, 2015
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It’s a Batsman’s World (Cup)

The 2015 Cricket World Cup rewrote the record books in dramatic fashion. Amidst the usual insanity that surrounds this event, there were some amazingly good - and bad - performances. Batting-wise,...

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R 3.2.0 released

April 17, 2015
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The R Core Team announced yesterday that the latest update to R, R 3.2.0 (codename: "Full of Ingredients") is now available. As of this writing the source bundle is...

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R User Group Meetings this week in the Bay Area and around the world

April 16, 2015
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R User Group Meetings this week in the Bay Area and around the world

by Joseph Rickert Tracking R user group meetings is a good way to stay informed about what's happening in the R world. On Tuesday the Bay Area useR Group...

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Now you can start every R tutorial for free @DataCamp

April 16, 2015
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Now you can start every R tutorial for free @DataCamp

Want to learn more on topics such as R programming, dplyr, data.table, ggvis, and R Markdown? You can now start every DataCamp course for free, and discover how fun it...

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Statistics journals network

April 16, 2015
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Statistics journals network

Xian blogged recently on the incoming RSS read paper: Statistical Modelling of Citation Exchange Between Statistics Journals, by Cristiano Varin, Manuela Cattelan and David Firth. Following the last JRSS B read paper by...

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Knitr with Bio7

April 16, 2015
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16.04.2015 In Bio7 it is possible to write a documentation in knitr. A simple visual and textual HTML editor (based on JavaFX) and an embedded Latex editor (based on...

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Python and R: Basic Sampling Problem

April 16, 2015
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In this post, I would like to share a simple problem about sampling analysis. And I will demonstrate how to solve this using Python and R. The first...

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Drawing rarefaction curves with custom colours

April 16, 2015
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Drawing rarefaction curves with custom colours

I was sent an email this week by a vegan user who wanted to draw rarefaction curves using rarecurve() but with different colours for each curve. The solution to...

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Scraping Web Pages With R

April 15, 2015
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Scraping Web Pages With R

One of the things I tend to avoid doing in R, partly because there are better tools elsewhere, is screenscraping. With the release of the new rvest package, I...

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Recommending Recommender Systems When Preferences Are Not Driven By Simple Features

April 15, 2015
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Recommending Recommender Systems When Preferences Are Not Driven By Simple Features

Why does lifting out a slice make the pizza appear more appealing?We can begin our discussion with the ultimate feature bundle - pizza toppings. Technically, a menu would only...

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New Packages for Reading Data into R

April 15, 2015
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New Packages for Reading Data into R

Hadley Wicham has announced two new package for reading external data into R that will likely be of great interest to fisheries scientists. readr — Several new functions that...

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Using R in Myanmar (and other low-bandwidth environments)

April 15, 2015
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Using R in Myanmar (and other low-bandwidth environments)

R is already in use in well over 100 cities around the world, and now we can add another to the list: Yangon, Myanmar. Ben Marwick is a trainer...

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Get data out of excel and into R with readxl

April 15, 2015
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excel_to_R

I’m pleased to announced that the first version of readxl is now available on CRAN. Readxl makes it easy to get tabular data out of excel. It: Supports both...

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R and package masking – a real life example

April 15, 2015
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R and package masking – a real life example

From original post @http://analyticsblog.mecglobal.it/e

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The Problem with Propensity Scores

April 14, 2015
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The Problem with Propensity Scores

Are Propensity Scores Useful? Effect estimation for treatments using observation data isn't always straight forward. For example,...

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Bernouilli, Montmort and Waldegrave

April 14, 2015
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Bernouilli, Montmort and Waldegrave

In the last issue of Statistical Science, David Belhouse   and Nicolas Fillion published an accounting of a discussion between Pierre Rémond de Montmort, Nicolaus...

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Interactive time series with dygraphs

April 14, 2015
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Interactive time series with dygraphs

The dygraphs package is an R interface to the dygraphs JavaScript charting library. It provides rich facilities for charting time-series data in R, including: Automatically plots xts time-series objects...

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ModSpace as a SAS DD Replacement

April 14, 2015
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ModSpace as a SAS DD Replacement

ModSpace is our web-based collaborative platform used by groups of analysts to store, share and discover models, data and scripts in a version controlled environment. We were approached by...

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RStudio v0.99 Preview: Tools for Rcpp

April 14, 2015
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RStudio v0.99 Preview: Tools for Rcpp

Over the past several years the Rcpp package has become an indispensable tool for creating high-performance R code. Its power and ease of use have made C++ a natural second...

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Beautiful plots while simulating loss in two-part procrustes problem

April 14, 2015
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Beautiful plots while simulating loss in two-part procrustes problem

Today I was working on a two-part procrustes problem and wanted to find out why my minimization algorithm sometimes does not converge properly or renders unexpected results. The loss...

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RPowerLabs: Electric power system virtual laboratories online

April 14, 2015
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RPowerLabs: Electric power system virtual laboratories online

by Ben Ubah Founder, RPowerLabs No disregard to R's colleagues, R is pioneering the creation of online virtual electric power system laboratories via RPowerLABS. RPowerLABS is a project, with...

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Project Tycho, ggplot2 and the shameless stealing of blog ideas

April 14, 2015
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Project Tycho, ggplot2 and the shameless stealing of blog ideas

Last week, Mick Watson posted a terrific article on using R to recreate the visualizations in this WSJ article on the impact of vaccination. Someone beat me to the...

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All Aboard! The R Service Bus 6.2

April 14, 2015
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All Aboard! The R Service Bus 6.2

Tuesday 14 April 2015 - 14:35 As R has continued its growth in populary, it's made some exotic friends. Friends who speak...

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Wrangling Complex Spreadsheet Column Headers

April 14, 2015
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Wrangling Complex Spreadsheet Column Headers

[This isn’t an R post, per se, but I’m syndicating it via RBloggers because I’m interested – how do you work with hierarchical column indices in R? Do you...

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Visualisation with R and Google Maps

For those of you who are interested in using R alongside Google Maps by using the packages geonames (www.geonames.org), RgoogleMaps, ggmap, loa and plotKML. Enjoy the slides...

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Using R in Robotics applications with ROS

For those of you who are interested in using R alongside Robotics applications and want to use ROS (Robot Operating System) together with R. Enjoy the slides of our presentation...

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Plotting tables alsongside charts in R

April 14, 2015
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Plotting tables alsongside charts in R

Occasionally I'd like to plot a table alongside a chart in R, e.g. to present summary statistics of the graph itself. Thanks to the gridExtra package this is quite...

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