Monthly Archives: January 2010

R Tutorial Series: Hierarchical Linear Regression

January 15, 2010
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R Tutorial Series: Hierarchical Linear Regression

Regression models can become increasingly complex as more variables are included in an analysis. Furthermore, they can become exceedingly convoluted when things such as polynomials and interactions are explored. Thankfully, once the potential independe...

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Learning R via Python…or the other way around (Rosetta Stone Talk – 2/3)

January 15, 2010
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Presentation given by Drew Conway at the NYC R Statistical Meetup on January 7, 2010. The January Meetup was the "R Rosetta Stone," and this talk covers R and Python.

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RQuantLib 0.3.2 released

January 14, 2010
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A new version of RQuantLib (a package combining the quantitative analytics of QuantLib with the R statistical computing environment and language) is now out at CRAN and in Debian (where it depends on the 1.0.0 beta of QuantLib that is currently in t...

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RQuantLib 0.3.2 released

January 14, 2010
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A new version of RQuantLib (a package combining the quantitative analytics of QuantLib with the R statistical computing environment and language) is now out at CRAN and in Debian (where it depends on the 1.0.0 beta of QuantLib that is currently in the ...

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RQuantLib 0.3.2 released

January 14, 2010
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A new version of RQuantLib (a package combining the quantitative analytics of QuantLib with the R statistical computing environment and language) is now out at CRAN and in Debian (where it depends on the 1.0.0 beta of QuantLib that is currently in t...

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Typos in Chapters 6-7

January 14, 2010
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Typos in Chapters 6-7

Over the weekend and during the R exams, I managed to complete the solution set for Chapters 6 and 7 of “Introducing Monte Carlo Methods with R”. Chapter 6 only exhibited a few typos, despite me covering most exercises in Chapter 6, hence the merging of both chapters. – in Exercise 6.13, both and

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Coming to R from SQL, Python, SAS, Matlab, or Lisp

January 14, 2010
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The theme of last week's meetup of the New York R User Group was The R Rosetta Stone and focused on translating between R and other data languages: SAS, Matlab, SQL, Python and Clojure. I really wish I'd been there, because it's a great topic -- one of the best ways to get started with R is to bootstrap...

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Quick thoughts on “R-Powered Web Apps”

January 13, 2010
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Good session at last nights Bay Area UseR Group meeting on R-Powered Web Apps. First of all, there's clearly a lot of interest in using R in Web-based applications: although the program was only announced a week ago, more than 100 people showed up for the talks from Jeff Horner and Jeroen Oons. Second, the Twitter offices are very...

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Example 7.22: the Knapsack problem

January 13, 2010
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Example 7.22: the Knapsack problem

The website http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Knapsack_Problem describes a fanciful trip by a traveler to Shangri La. They can take as many as they want of three valuable items, as long as they fit in a knapsack. The knapsack will hold no more than 25 weight units, and no more than 25 volume units. The problem is to maximize the...

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Making Maps with R

January 13, 2010
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Making Maps with R

***This tutorial has been updated, please click here*** I frequently use R (a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics) for data analysis.  As almost all my data are spatial it is often good to produce a map of the results without having to export the data into another GIS package. I am often

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