all syntax to download and analyze publicly-available survey microdata confirmed to work on windows, macintosh, and unix systems

March 31, 2015
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the creators of monetdb at centrum wiskunde and informatica generously provided me with a unix shell account to test out each of the scripts in the repository.  much of my code already worked across platforms, but i have finished tweaking and test...

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rPithon vs. rPython

March 30, 2015
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rPithon vs. rPython

Similar to rPython, the rPithon package (http://rpithon.r-forge.r-project.org) allows users to execute Python code from R and exchange the data between Python and R. However, the underlying mechanisms between these...

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Improved memory usage and RJSONIO compatibility in jsonlite 0.9.15

March 30, 2015
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Improved memory usage and RJSONIO compatibility in jsonlite 0.9.15

The jsonlite package implements a robust, high performance JSON parser and generator for R, optimized for statistical data and the web....

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MCMskv, Lenzerheide, Jan. 5-7, 2016

March 30, 2015
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MCMskv, Lenzerheide, Jan. 5-7, 2016

Following the highly successful MCMski IV, in Chamonix last year, the BayesComp section of ISBA has decided in favour of a two-year period, which...

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Fastest Growing Software for Scholarly Analytics: Python, R, KNIME…

March 30, 2015
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Fastest Growing Software for Scholarly Analytics: Python, R, KNIME…

In my ongoing quest to “analyze the world of analytics”, I’ve added the following section below to The Popularity of Data Analysis Software: It would be useful to have...

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rud.is » R 2015-03-30 13:32:08

March 30, 2015
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rud.is » R 2015-03-30 13:32:08

Over on The DO Loop, @RickWicklin does a nice job visualizing the causes of airline crashes in SAS using a mosaic plot. More often than not, I find mosaic...

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The most common R error messages

March 30, 2015
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R has something of a reputation for generating, shall we say, obscure error messages like this: Error in model.frame.default(formula = y ~ female + DNC + SE_region + :...

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Mapping Flows in R

March 30, 2015
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Mapping Flows in R

Last year I published the above graphic, which then got

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Data Visualization cheatsheet, plus Spanish translations

March 30, 2015
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Data Visualization cheatsheet, plus Spanish translations

We’ve added a new cheatsheet to our collection. Data Visualization with ggplot2 describes how to build a plot with ggplot2 and the grammar of graphics. You will find helpful...

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Need for Processing Speed: data.table

March 30, 2015
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Need for Processing Speed: data.table

Monday 30 March 2015 - 15:05 The first time I discovered data.table it felt like magic. I was waiting on a process...

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R & Google Maps and R & Robotics (ROS)

R & Google Maps and R & Robotics (ROS)

The next RBelgium meetup will be about R & Google Maps and R & Robotics (ROS). BNOSAC will be hosting the event this time. This is the schedule: • 17h30-18h: open questions •...

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Sampling Distributions and Central Limit Theorem in R

March 29, 2015
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Sampling Distributions and Central Limit Theorem in R

The Central Limit Theorem (CLT), and the concept of the sampling distribution, are critical for understanding why statistical inference works. There are at least a handful of problems that...

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Autoregressive Conditional Poisson Model – I

March 29, 2015
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Autoregressive Conditional Poisson Model – I

Modeling the time series of count outcome is of interest in the operational risk while forecasting the frequency of losses. Below is an example showing how to estimate a...

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intuition beyond a Beta property

March 29, 2015
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intuition beyond a Beta property

A self-study question on X validated exposed an interesting property of the Beta distribution: If x is B(n,m) and y is B(n+½,m) then √xy is B(2n,2m) While this can...

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Iteratively Populating Templated Sentences With Inline R in knitr/Rmd

March 29, 2015
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Iteratively Populating Templated Sentences With Inline R in knitr/Rmd

As part of the Wrangling F1 Data With R project, I want to be able to generate sentences iteratively from a templated base. The following recipe works for sentences...

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Segmenting F1 Qualifying Session Laptimes

March 29, 2015
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Segmenting F1 Qualifying Session Laptimes

I’ve started scraping some FIA timing sheets again, including practice and qualifying session laptimes. One of the things I’d like to do is explore various ways of looking at...

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Space Launch Sites over Time

March 29, 2015
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Space Launch Sites over Time

Continuing from last weeks post, I am now looking at space launch sites.DataData are from the main table. In addition, this sites table was manually browsed for interpretation of...

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Makefiles and RMarkdown

March 28, 2015
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Makefiles and RMarkdown

Quite some time ago (October 2013, according to Amazon), I bought a copy of “Reproducible Research with R and RStudio” by Christopher Gandrud. And it was awesome. Since then,...

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Using the R MatchIt package for propensity score analysis

March 28, 2015
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Descriptive analysis between treatment and control groups can reveal interesting patterns or relationships, but we cannot always take descriptive statistics at face value. Regression and matching methods allow us...

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A Deterministic Compartmental Model for Erythropoeisis with R

March 28, 2015
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Recently I have finished working on and developing a deterministic, compartmental model of erythropoeisis (How Red Blood Cells are produced and destroyed) in R using deSolve package. I have...

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R style default plot for Pandas DataFrame

March 28, 2015
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R style default plot for Pandas DataFrame

The default plot method for dataframes in R is to show each numeric variable in a pair-wise scatter plot. I find this to be a really useful first look...

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Interactive Maps for John Snow’s Cholera Data

March 28, 2015
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Interactive Maps for John Snow’s Cholera Data

This week, in Istanbul, for the second training on data science, we’ve been discussing classification and regression models, but also visualisation. Including maps. And we did have a brief...

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Using closures as objects in R

March 27, 2015
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Using closures as objects in R

For more and more clients we have been using a nice coding pattern taught to us by Garrett Grolemund in his book Hands-On Programming with R: make a function...

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Replay: Reproducible data analysis with the checkpoint package

March 27, 2015
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Thanks to all who attended my webinar earlier this week, Reproducibility with Revolution R Open and the Checkpoint Package. If you missed the live session, you can catch up...

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rClr 0.7-4 released

March 26, 2015
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rClr 0.7-4 released

Version 0.7-4 of rClr (source code mirrored on GitHub), a package to access arbitrary .NET code seamlessly and in-process, has been released.This is a maintenance release with an...

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Google Scholar Finds Far More SPSS Articles; Analytics Forecast Updated

March 26, 2015
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Google Scholar Finds Far More SPSS Articles; Analytics Forecast Updated

Only last August I wrote that among scholars, the use of R had probably exceeded that of SPSS to become their most widely used software for analytics. That forecast was...

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Review of "Hands-On Programming with R"

March 26, 2015
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by Joseph Rickert There have been well over a hundred books on R published within the last ten years. Most of these texts with titles like “Introduction Statistics with...

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Pre-CRAN waffle update – isotype pictograms

March 26, 2015
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Pre-CRAN waffle update – isotype pictograms

It seems Ruben C. Arslan had the waffle idea about the same time I did. Apart from some extra spiffy XKCD-like styling, one other thing his waffling routines allowed...

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Planning an R usergroup meeting in R

March 25, 2015
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Planning an R usergroup meeting in R

The Edinburgh R usergroup (EdinbR) put together a survey a while back to figure out some of the logistical details for organising a succesful meeting. We had 75 responses...

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