Monthly Archives: July 2010

100 Prisoners, 100 lines of code

July 9, 2010
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100 Prisoners, 100 lines of code

In math and economics, there is a long, proud history of placing imaginary prisoners into nasty, complicated scenarios. We have, of course, the classic Prisoner’s Dilemma, as well as 100 prisoners and a light bulb. Add to that list the focus of this post, 100 prisoners and 100 boxes. In this game, the warden places

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TripleR/ BlockR: Working on mixed effect models …

July 9, 2010
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TripleR/ BlockR: Working on mixed effect models …

At the moment I’m working on the implementation of full block designs (e.g., every member of group A rates each member from group and vice versa. A typical example is speed dating: every man rates each woman and vice versa). These designs can be analyzed with mixed effect models, and now I’m a bit confused

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Core in CiRM [2]

July 8, 2010
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Core in CiRM [2]

We are making slow progress on the normal and regression chapters as we decided to write the package at the same time we revise the chapters… Jean-Michel transformed the variable selection and model choice R codes of the regression chapter into generic functions that will fit within the package. I rewrote the section on testing,

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Just updated the list of the new blog de…

July 8, 2010
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Just updated the list of the new blog de…

Just updated the list about the new blog design and purpose. Hope it will prove useful.

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Competition: Predicting traffic

July 8, 2010
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Here's an interesting competition that may well lend itself to R: the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining is running a contest to find the best way of predicting traffic problems. There are three separate contests: Predicting congestion: a series of measurements from 10 selected road segments is given and the goal is to make short-term predictions of future...

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R and Oracle HR Part I – Set Up and Connect

July 8, 2010
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R and Oracle HR Part I – Set Up and Connect

There has been recent interest in the attention that Oracle has been giving to R.  This has been related to the use of Oracle Data Mining which is a paid option to Oracle.  This is the first in a series of posts that can be run using the Orac...

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Subsampling for dummies

July 8, 2010
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A little piece of code dealing with the subsampling of matrices, in R. Useful if you want to use something akin to bootstrap, or just check the size of your sample with regard to various statistics.

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ggplot2 GSOC progress

July 8, 2010
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ggplot2 GSOC progress

Progress on the ggplot2 user interface is coming along. Please check out this VLOG which will give a good idea of where I currently am in the process. http://neolab.stat.ucla.edu/cranstats/vlog2.mov As always comments and suggestions are welcome. If you would like to try it out yourself, you can install the development version of Deducer using install.packages("Deducer",,"http://www.rforge.net",type="source")

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R/Finance 2010 presentations

July 7, 2010
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The presentations from April's successful R/Finance 2010 conference in Chicago are now available online. (Revolution Analytics is a proud sponsor of the conference.) There's some amazing content here for anyone looking for the cutting-edge of financial engineering, with presentations from practitioners and researchers at institutions like Invesco Asset Management, Black Mesa Capital, and some of the leading academic institutions...

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All code on GGD is Free (Open Source BSD)

July 7, 2010
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At the request of a commenter I just wanted to clarify that any code released here for R or anything else is free and open source unless specifically stated otherwise. The open source BSD license for any code on GGD can be found on this copyright page.

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