StatET IDE for R

July 22, 2016
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StatET IDE for R

I personally do not use Integrated Development environments (IDEs) for R, or for that matter for any programming language. From my point of view, they take up too much precious real estate on the screen, and most important, they generally do not allow me to use my own text editor and my own abbreviations and … Continue...

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Don’t miss Hadley Wickham’s Master R Workshop September 12 and 13 in NYC

July 22, 2016
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Don’t miss Hadley Wickham’s Master R Workshop September 12 and 13 in NYC

New York City is a wonderful place to be most of the time but especially in September! If you live or work in the city or just want a...

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More data scientists prefer R: survey

July 22, 2016
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More data scientists prefer R: survey

by Joseph Rickert Last week in a webinar, Burtch Works, an Illinois based executive recruiting firm that specializes in finding analytic talent, released the results of their third annual...

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Mortality by Year and Age

July 22, 2016
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Mortality by Year and Age

Taking another look at the data from the lifespan package. Plot below shows the evolution of mortality in the US as a function of year and age. Also, following...

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Eclipse – an alternative to RStudio – part 1

July 22, 2016
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Eclipse – an alternative to RStudio – part 1

Many R users enjoy working in RStudio, but it’s not your only option for reproducible research in R. Stephen Wahlbrink has written a plugin for Eclipse, Statet, that offers...

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RcppCCTZ 0.0.5

July 21, 2016
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Version 0.0.5 of RcppCCTZ arrived on CRAN a couple of days ago. It reflects an upstream fixed made a few weeks ago. CRAN tests revealed that...

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A budget of classifier evaluation measures

July 21, 2016
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A budget of classifier evaluation measures

Beginning analysts and data scientists often ask: “how does one remember and master the seemingly endless number of classifier metrics?” My concrete advice is: Read Nina Zumel’s excellent series...

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Return of the NEISS Data

July 21, 2016
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Return of the NEISS Data

Almost six months ago (!) I wrote a blog post about the NEISS data set, a sample of accidents reported to emergency rooms in the U.S. that are...

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BioC 2016 Conference Overview and Few Ways of Downloading TCGA Data

July 21, 2016
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BioC 2016 Conference Overview and Few Ways of Downloading TCGA Data

Few weeks ago I have a great pleasure of attending BioC 2016: Where Software and Biology Connect Conference at Stanford, where I have learned a lot! It wouldn’t...

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New: Traditional Chinese Translation of Intro to R

July 21, 2016
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New Free Course: Introduction to R in Traditional Chinese The DataCamp team is thrilled to announce that our Introduction to R course has been generously translated by our friend and...

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Introducing the Microsoft Data Science Summit, Sep 26-27

July 21, 2016
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Microsoft has a brand-new conference, exclusively for data scientists, big data engineers, and machine learning practitioners. The Microsoft Data Science Summit, to be held in Atlanta GA, September 26-27,...

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Bulk Downloading Adobe Analytics Data

July 21, 2016
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This blog post also serves as release notes for RSiteCatalyst v1.4.9, as only one feature was added (batch report request and download). But it’s a feature big enough for...

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Does sentiment analysis work? A tidy analysis of Yelp reviews

July 21, 2016
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Does sentiment analysis work? A tidy analysis of Yelp reviews

This year Julia Silge and I released the tidytext package for text mining using tidy tools such as dplyr, tidyr, ggplot2 and broom....

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Performing Principal Components Regression (PCR) in R

July 20, 2016
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Performing Principal Components Regression (PCR) in R

Principal components regression (PCR) is a regression method based on Principal Component Analysis: discover how to perform this Data Mining technique in R The post Performing Principal Components...

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Monte Carlo Analysis of Manning’s Equation: A Shiny App

July 20, 2016
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Monte Carlo Analysis of Manning’s Equation:  A Shiny App

Monte Carlo analysis is a great way to explore the impact of input variable uncertainty on the results of engineering equations, and with vector variables and distribution and sampling...

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Bayesian Bootstrap: The Movie + Some Highlights from UseR! 2016

July 20, 2016
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Not surprisingly, this year’s UseR! conference was a great event with heaps of talented researchers and R-developers showing off the latest and greatest R packages. (A surprise visit from...

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Networks, mazes, and R (Rmaze)

July 20, 2016
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Networks, mazes, and R (Rmaze)

Like many people who work with networks (aka graphs), I like to emphasize their usability and applicability to different problems. If some phenomena can be described by its objects...

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An analysis of Pokémon Go types, created with R

July 20, 2016
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An analysis of Pokémon Go types, created with R

As anyone who has tried Pokémon Go recently is probably aware, Pokémon come in different types. A Pokémon's type affects where and when it appears, and the types of...

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Life Expectancy by Country

July 20, 2016
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Life Expectancy by Country

I was rather inspired by this plot on Wikipedia’s List of Countries by Life Expectancy. Shouldn’t be too hard to reproduce with a bit of scraping. Here are the...

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Giving back with code

July 20, 2016
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Giving back with code

From code in answers on Stack Overflow to R packages or full programs, there’s a lot of code being written and given away. This post examines some of the...

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leading edge analysis

July 20, 2016
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leading edge analysis

leading edge and core enrichment Leading edge analysis reports Tags to indicate the percentage of genes contributing to the enrichment score, List to indicate where in the list the enrichment...

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Calculating Memory Requirements

July 19, 2016
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I had a conversation with people at the office about size and memory requirements that a computer must have to deal with a data frame. It started like this:...

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Discover R and RStudio at JSM 2016 Chicago!

July 19, 2016
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Discover R and RStudio at JSM 2016 Chicago!

The JSM conference in Chicago, July 31 thru August 4, 2016, is one of the largest to be found on statistics, with many terrific talks for R users. We’ve...

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Updated OpenBLAS instructions for R-3.3+ and Rtools34

July 19, 2016
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I’ve just updated the instructions for building a 64-bit OpenBLAS-based Rblas.dll for Windows to reflect changes to R 3.3+ and Rtools34. Enjoy!

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9 new R jobs from around the world (2016-07-19)

July 19, 2016
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9 new R jobs from around the world (2016-07-19)

Here are the new R Jobs for 2016-07-19. To post your R job on the next post Just visit this link and post a new R job to the R community. You can either post...

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Candlestick charts using Quandl and Plotly

July 19, 2016
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In this post we’ll show how to create candle stick charts using the new plotly 4.0 syntax. You can refer to this older post as well. This time we’ll...

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dplyr and Zika – Epilogue

July 19, 2016
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dplyr and Zika – Epilogue

I really thought I was done with the Express dplyr series though on completion of the second part I received many messages requesting more examples of using dplyr with...

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Principal Component Analysis Cluster Plots with Plotly

July 19, 2016
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Principal Component Analysis Cluster Plots with Plotly

The Problem When clustering data using principal component analysis, it is often of interest to visually inspect how well the data points separate in 2-D space based on principal...

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Sustainability through Energy Load Shaping for Buildings using R

July 19, 2016
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Sustainability through Energy Load Shaping for Buildings using R

by Mike Wise, Data Scientist / Solution Architect – MCS Incubation Services Background Building energy consumption is a huge component of energy consumption. In the USA for example, around...

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