Monthly Archives: October 2010

R references for handling Big data

October 27, 2010
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The Dallas R User Group had a meeting over the weekend.  One of the discussions is the memory limitations with R.  This is a common subject among the R community and R User Groups.  There has been a lot of strides recently in allowing R ...

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Where People Share Links About NYC

October 27, 2010
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Where People Share Links About NYC

Last week I participated in bit.ly’s fourth hackabit hack-a-thon, which is a wonderful opportunity for NYC area hackers to get together, eat pizza, drink energy drinks, and stay up late hacking with some of the best data geeks around. I was lucky enough to saddle up next to Hilary Mason, bit.ly’s lead scientist, recently named

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A use for tables (really)

October 27, 2010
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After our recent discussion of semigraphic displays, Jay Ulfelder sent along a semigraphic table from his recent book. He notes, "When countries are the units of analysis, it's nice that you can use three-letter codes, so all the proper names....

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Bayesian Model Averaging (BMA) with uncertain Spatial Effects

October 27, 2010
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Bayesian Model Averaging (BMA) with uncertain Spatial Effects

This file illustrates the computer code to use spatial filtering in the context of Bayesian Model Averaging (BMA). For more details and in case you use the code please cite Crespo Cuaresma and Feldkircher (2010). In addition, this tutorial exists as ...

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The class of Donald Bradman

October 26, 2010
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The class of Donald Bradman

This post is a response to a comment on Cricinfo on Donald Bradman about his inclusion in All Time World XI. AK47_pk said,"7 innings against westindies, 7 against south afriqa, 5 against india nd 61 against englnd(so basicly he only played against...

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The class of Donald Bradman

October 26, 2010
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The class of Donald Bradman

This post is a response to a comment on Cricinfo on Donald Bradman about his inclusion in All Time World XI. AK47_pk said,"7 innings against westindies, 7 against south afriqa, 5 against india nd 61 against englnd(so basicly he only played against...

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Handling Large Datasets in R

Handling large dataset in R, especially CSV data, was briefly discussed before at Excellent free CSV splitter and Handling Large CSV Files in R. My file at that time was around 2GB with 30 million number of rows and 8 columns. Recently I started to collect and analyze US corporate bonds tick data from year...

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DEADLINE EXTENDED — CFP: Special Issue in JSS for "Magnetic Resonance Imaging in R"

October 26, 2010
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DEADLINE EXTENDED — CFP: Special Issue in JSS for "Magnetic Resonance Imaging in R"

Magnetic Resonance Imaging in R The deadline for submission to the Special Issue of the Journal of Statistical Software(JSS - http://www.jstatsoft.org) has been extended to November 14, 2010.All MRI modalities are welcome, for example, structural ...

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DEADLINE EXTENDED — CFP: Special Issue in JSS for "Magnetic Resonance Imaging in R"

October 26, 2010
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DEADLINE EXTENDED — CFP: Special Issue in JSS for "Magnetic Resonance Imaging in R"

Magnetic Resonance Imaging in R The deadline for submission to the Special Issue of the Journal of Statistical Software(JSS - http://www.jstatsoft.org) has been extended to November 14, 2010.All MRI modalities are welcome, for example, structural ...

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R nominated for best open-source project in New Zealand

October 26, 2010
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The R project, born in New Zealand in 1993, has been nominated as the best open-source project in the New Zealand Open-Source Awards 2010. R's co-creator Ross Ihaka talks about the project in this article by the New Zealand Herald: Ross Ihaka from the University of Auckland started developing R 20 years ago, but it took off about a...

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