How long do prison escapees go before being caught?

June 30, 2015
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How long do prison escapees go before being caught?

How long do prison escapees go before being caught? The post How long do prison escapees go before being caught? appeared first on Decision Science News.

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Useful tutorials

June 30, 2015
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There are some tools that I use regularly, and I would like my research students and post-docs to learn them too. Here are some great online tutorials that might help. ggplot tutorial...

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flip and rotate branches in ggtree

June 30, 2015
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flip and rotate branches in ggtree

flip function is a feature request from ggtree user. It accepts a tree view and two node numbers and exchange the positions of the selected clades. ?View Code RSPLUS1

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How I made every tech company that I may ever want to work for in the future hate me, or “GO R Consortium!”

June 30, 2015
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How I made every tech company that I may ever want to work for in the future hate me, or “GO R Consortium!”

It turns out that when people tell you things, you should listen. Like when Joe Rickert of Microsoft says “this is not news, please don’t repeat what I’m about...

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Chronicles from useR! – day 0

June 30, 2015
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Chronicles from useR! – day 0

Today my Quantide's colleague Nicola Sturaro and I came

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Notes from the Kölner R meeting, 26 June 2015

June 30, 2015
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Notes from the Kölner R meeting, 26 June 2015

Last Friday the Cologne R user group came together for the 14th time, and for the first time we met at Startplatz, a start-up incubator venue. The venue...

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PRESS RELEASE: Mango Solutions and The R Consortium

June 30, 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: Mango Solutions and The R Consortium

Mango Solutions announces its key involvement with the newly launched R Consortium to support millions of users around the world   Mango Solutions, the leading data science company based...

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Announcing the R Consortium

June 30, 2015
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Announcing the R Consortium

The R community has grown explosively over the past few years, both in terms of the number of R users and the number of companies who rely on R...

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Accelerating R: RStudio and the new R Consortium

June 30, 2015
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Accelerating R: RStudio and the new R Consortium

To paraphrase Yogi Berra, “Predicting is hard, especially about the future”. In 1993, when Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman first started working on R, who would have predicted that...

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Exploring SparkR

Exploring SparkR

A colleague from work, asked me to investigate about Spark and R. So the most obvious thing to was to investigate about SparkR -;)I installed Scala, Hadoop, Spark and...

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Data Warehousing with R

June 29, 2015
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Under this link you can find today's slides from the Cardiff R User Group meeting. On the slides you may find interesting packages from the Data Warehousing / ETL...

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My Yahoo talk is now online

June 29, 2015
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Last week I gave a talk in the Yahoo! Big Thinkers series. The video of the talk is now online and embedded below.

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Get by with a little (R) help from your friends (at GitHub)

June 29, 2015
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Get by with a little (R) help from your friends (at GitHub)

@JennyBryan posted her slides from the 2015 R Summit and they are a must-read for instructors and even general stats/R-folk. She’s one of the foremost experts in R+GitHub and...

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Generalized Linear Mixed Models: the FAQ

June 29, 2015
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Mixed models (which include random effects, essentially parameters drawn from a random distribution) are tricky beasts. Throw non-Normal distributions into the mix for Generalized Linear Mixed Models (GLMMs), or...

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DataCamp talks @user2015aalborg

June 29, 2015
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DataCamp talks @user2015aalborg

The team behind DataCamp is getting ready for its third useR! attendance in as many years. This year we will contribute two talks. One on teaching R in class,...

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Everyone loves R markdown and Github; stories from the R Summit, day two

June 28, 2015
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Everyone loves R markdown and Github; stories from the R Summit, day two

More excellent talks today! Andrie de Vries of Microsoft kicked off today’s talks with a demo of checkpoint. This is his package for assisting reproducibility by letting you install...

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Shiny finally has a colour picker – use colourInput to select colours in Shiny apps

June 28, 2015
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Shiny finally has a colour picker – use colourInput to select colours in Shiny apps

I don’t always think Shiny is missing anything, but when I do - I fill in the gap myself. That was meant to be read as The Most...

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dendextend version 1.0.1 + useR!2015 presentation

June 28, 2015
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dendextend version 1.0.1 + useR!2015 presentation

My R package dendextend (version 1.0.1) is now on CRAN! The dendextend package Offers a set of functions for extending dendrogram objects in R, letting you visualize and compare...

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Generalizing from Marketing Research: The Right Question and the Correct Analysis

June 28, 2015
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Generalizing from Marketing Research: The Right Question and the Correct Analysis

The marketing researcher asks some version of the following question in every study, "Tell me what you want?" The rest is a summary of the notes taken during the...

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Bio7 at the useR! Conference 2015

June 28, 2015
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I recently released a new version of Bio7 just in time and planned for the useR conference 2015 where I will present Bio7 in the Ecology oral session titled:...

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DotCity: a game written in R? and other statistical computer games?

June 28, 2015
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DotCity: a game written in R? and other statistical computer games?

A while back I recommended Nathan Uyttendaele’s beginner’s guide to speeding up R code. I’ve just heard about Nathan’s computer game project, DotCity. It sounds like a statistician’s minimalist...

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Deaths in the Netherlands by cause and age

June 28, 2015
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Deaths in the Netherlands by cause and age

I downloaded counts of deaths by age, year and mayor cause from the Dutch statistics site. In this post I do some plots to look at causes and changes...

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The Workflow of Infinite Shame, and other stories from the R Summit

June 27, 2015
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The Workflow of Infinite Shame, and other stories from the R Summit

At day one of the R Summit at Copenhagen Business School there was a lot of talk about the performance of R, and alternate R interpreters. Luke Tierney of...

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What is a good Sharpe ratio?

June 27, 2015
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We have previously written that we like the investment performance summary called the Sharpe ratio (though it does have some limits). What the Sharpe ratio does is: give you...

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Open Analytics @ UseR! 2015

June 27, 2015
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Saturday 27 June 2015 - 22:47 The knarrs of Open Analytics have left the port of Antwerp on their way to Denmark....

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When did same-sex marriage laws become effective by state?

June 26, 2015
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When did same-sex marriage laws become effective by state?

In light of the good news today that the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in the United States, we thought we'd look when...

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Bio7 2.2 for Windows, Linux and MacOSX released

June 26, 2015
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Bio7 2.2 for Windows, Linux and MacOSX released

26.06.2015 I released a new version of Bio7 for Windows, Linux and MacOSX simultaneously. This release is based on Eclipse 4.5 which was published on Wednesday. It comes bundled...

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Rperform: Obtaining quantitative metrics across R package versions

June 26, 2015
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Rperform: Obtaining quantitative metrics across R package versions

After almost a month since the start of the official coding period, the package Rperform is now ready with its initial suite of functions. Building on the proof-of-concept code...

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A bit about Win-Vector LLC

June 26, 2015
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Win-Vector LLC is a consultancy founded in 2007 that specializes in research, algorithms, data-science, and training. (The name is an attempt at a mathematical pun.) Win-Vector LLC can complete...

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