Monthly Archives: July 2010

Mystery solved: The discrepancy in homicide data

July 27, 2010
By
Mystery solved: The discrepancy in homicide data

I've been complaining about how homicide statistics from police sources were too low in 2009, with the entire state of Chihuahua having less homicides than its biggest city. I was thinking of finding out if I could use the IFAI (Freedom of Information Access) to obtain the original CIEISP forms which the state police forces are supposed to fill out each month...

Read more »

Mystery solved: The discrepancy in homicide data

July 27, 2010
By
Mystery solved: The discrepancy in homicide data

I've been complaining about how homicide statistics from police sources were too low in 2009, with the entire state of Chihuahua having less homicides than its biggest city. I was thinking of finding out if I could use the IFAI (Freedom of Information Access) to obtain the original CIEISP forms which the state police forces are supposed to fill out each month...

Read more »

useR! 2010

July 27, 2010
By

I was in useR! last week, it was great to catch up with friends, see what people are doing with R, tell people what I am doing with R, etc ... the conference was great This year I presented with Dirk in Laurel and Hardy mode and I've uploaded our ...

Read more »

rgeos – Update

July 27, 2010
By
rgeos – Update

So I have been remiss in posting updates of progress on rgeos as my summer has gotten busier but the project is progressing smoothly and everything is on schedule. We have just recently passed an important personal milestone, parsing and running of all the JTS unit tests are now working and the rgeos code passes

Read more »

Statistical Analysis StackExchange site now available

July 26, 2010
By
Statistical Analysis StackExchange site now available

The Q&A site for statistical analysis, data mining, data visualization, and everything else to do with data analysis has finally been launched. Please head over to stats.StackExchange.com and start asking and answering questions. Also, spread the word to everyone else who may be interested — work colleagues, students, etc. The more people who use the

Read more »

Hacker News User Base Changed?

July 26, 2010
By
Hacker News User Base Changed?

There are lots of references on Hacker news to the fact that the "good old days" are gone and that the character of the site has changed since it started.  The visualization above was based on a sample of users that posted on the site in recent ti...

Read more »

Rcpp 0.8.5

July 26, 2010
By

A new release (now at version 0.8.5) of Rcpp is now on CRAN and in Debian. This release constitutes a quick follow-up to the last release 0.8.4 which we got out just before CRAN closed for summer vacations. Some fixes were made right after last releas...

Read more »

Rcpp 0.8.5

July 26, 2010
By

A new release (now at version 0.8.5) of Rcpp is now on CRAN and in Debian. This release constitutes a quick follow-up to the last release 0.8.4 which we got out just before CRAN closed for summer vacations. Some fixes were made right after last rel...

Read more »

A tty Connection for R

July 26, 2010
By

I completed (some time ago) an initial version of a patch for R, version 2.11.1, that adds a POSIX tty connection. The patch is confirmed to compile and works on Mac OS X (thanks to Ashwin Bhat of Georgia Tech) and Debian GNU Linux. However, it should be portable to other POSIX compliant operating systems.

Read more »

Snapshots from useR! 2010

July 26, 2010
By
Snapshots from useR! 2010

I've still got more to write from days 2 and 3 of useR! 2010, but in the meantime here are a few snapshots from my camera roll. (Click on the images for larger versions.) Jeroen Ooms (left) chats with other useRs in the main hallway at NIST. Karim Chine demonstrates his Electric-R portal for R on Amazon's EC2 cloud....

Read more »