## odfweave setup and counting logicals

July 12, 2014
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Two short items in this blogpost. Since it was not obvious how to run odfWeave() in my particular setup, the call I am using. Then there were several people crosstabulating logical vectors, so I wanted to play along, 80 times faster than table().odfWeaveMy particular setup consists of R, 7-zip, libreoffice. Somehow they don't 100% play along when using odfWeave....

## R Notes: vectors

July 12, 2014
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R is different from C family languages. It has a C syntax, but a Lisp semantics. Programmers...

## Le Monde puzzle [#875]

July 11, 2014
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I learned something in R today thanks to Le Monde mathematical puzzle: A two-player game consists in A picking a number n between 1 and 10 and B and...

## Sometimes I feel (some) need for speed

July 11, 2014
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I’m the first to acknowledge that most of my code could run faster. The truth of the matter is that, in essence, I write ‘quickies’: code that will run...

## IEEE ranks R #9 amongst all languages

July 11, 2014
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IEEE — the world's largest professional association for the language of technology — recently published its ranking of the popularity of programming languages. The R language comes in at...

## Bayesian Wizardry for Muggles

July 11, 2014
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Monday, I will be giving the closing talk of the R in Insurance Conference, in London, on Bayesian Computations for Actuaries, as to be more specific, Getting into Bayesian...

## ABC in Cancún

July 10, 2014
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Here are our slides for the ABC short course Jean-Michel and I give at ISBA 2014 in Cancún next Monday (if your browser can manage Slideshare…) Although I...

## Item Response Theory and Item Information Exploration

July 10, 2014
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In the following post I will map out some item information functions for item response theory (IRT) models using the common 3 parameter logistic model for binary responses. The...

## R 3.1.1 is released (and how to quickly update it on Windows OS)

July 10, 2014
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R 3.1.1 (codename “Sock it to Me“) was released today! 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...

## R 3.1.1 is released

July 10, 2014
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As announced by Peter Dalgaard for the R Core Team today, R 3.1.1 has been released. Codenamed "Sock it to Me", this is a patch release for R 3.1,...

## Mathematical functions on non-numbers?!

July 10, 2014
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$Mathematical functions on non-numbers?!$

A question came up about regarding Q1.4.9 in Cherney, Denton, Waldron. Here is a snippet of the original question: Consider …Continue reading →

## How Much Can We Learn from Top Rankings using Nonnegative Matrix Factorization?

July 10, 2014
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Purchases are choices from available alternatives. Post-purchase, we know what is the most preferred, but all the other options score the same. Regardless of differences in appeal, all the...

## Syrian Refugee Density in Lebanon

July 10, 2014
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I've done a few posts on Syria and have used data provided by the UNHCR for different analysis or visualization.  There are several links on their Syrian refugee data portal that...

## Tips & Tricks 4: Reading In Data Files

July 10, 2014
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Today's exercise is another nice and simple one, and allows you to get used to manipulating datasets in R.Exercise 4 - How to read a file of coordinate data...

## Reflections on John Chambers’ UserR! 2014 Keynote Address

July 10, 2014
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by Joseph Rickert John Chambers opened UseR! 2014 by describing how the R language grew out of early efforts to give statisticians easier access to high quality statistical software....

## Including GitHub and Bioconductor on Rdocumentation: Technical Details

July 10, 2014
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In our last blog post we announced the addition of GitHub and  Bioconductor R packages to Rdocumentation. For the more technical amongst you, I’ll give a short, high-level description...

## In case you missed it: June 2014 Roundup

July 9, 2014
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from June of particular interest to R users: The useR! 2014 conference in Los Angeles opened with 16 tutorials. DataInformed...

## FRAMA Part IV: Continuing the Long/Short Filter Search

July 9, 2014
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This post examines an n-day median filter for two desirable properties: robustness to outliers and an inherent trend-confirming lag. While … Continue reading →

## Buster – a new R package for bagging hierarchical clustering

July 9, 2014
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$Buster – a new R package for bagging hierarchical clustering$

I recently found myself a bit stuck. I needed to cluster some data. The distances between the data points were not representable in Euclidean space so I had to...

## Recording of OpenCPU talk at #useR2014

July 9, 2014
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A recording of the useR! 2014 prentation about OpenCPU is now available on Youtube. This talk gives a brief (20 minute) motivation and...

## Can Rcpp fuse ?

July 8, 2014
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One of the features of Rcpp11 people seemed to like during useR is the fuse function. fuse is somewhat similar to the c function in R. For the purpose...

## Are Consumer Preferences Deep or Shallow?

July 8, 2014
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John Hauser, because no one questions his expertise, is an excellent spokesperson for the viewpoint that consumer preferences are real, as presented in his article "Self-Reflection and Articulated Consumer...

## Speed Tests for Rolling/Running Functions

July 8, 2014
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I use rolling and running functions almost daily with financial time series. In my post A Whole New World with Chains and Pipes, I made this statement I have...

## R Day at Strata NYC

July 8, 2014
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RStudio will teach the new essentials for doing data science in R at this year’s Strata NYC conference, Oct 15 2014. R Day at Strata is a full day...

## DSC 2014, Day 2

July 8, 2014
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This will be somewhat shorter summary of the second day of DSC 2014. There was a wider variety of presentations today, but I am only going to discuss those...

## Dependencies of popular R packages

July 8, 2014
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With the growing popularity of R, there is an associated increase in the popularity of online forums to ask questions. One of the most popular sites is StackOverflow, where...

## meteoForecast, a package to obtain NWP-WRF forecasts in R

The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model is a numerical weather prediction (NWP) system. NWP refers to the simulation and …Sigue leyendo →

July 8, 2014
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Recently we released googleVis 0.5.3 on CRAN. The package provides an interface between R and Google Charts, allowing you to create interactive web charts from R.Screen shot of some...