Monthly Archives: November 2010

Dress your R code for the Web with Pretty R

November 4, 2010
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Dress your R code for the Web with Pretty R

If you have some R code to include in a document, especially a Web-based document like a blog post, the new "Pretty R" feature on inside-R.org can help you make it look its best. Given some raw R code, it will create a HTML version of the code, adding syntax highlighting elements and links. Functions, strings, comments and literals...

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R is Hot: Part 5

November 4, 2010
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This the final installment of a five-part article series. You can download the complete article from the Revolution Analytics website. Building a Business The value of R to business is borne out by the experiences of John Lucker and his team of advanced analytics professionals at Deloitte Consulting LLP. John is a Deloitte Consulting Principal and leads the firm’s...

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The dead of Juarez

November 4, 2010
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The dead of Juarez

Ciudad Juárez became the most violent city in Mexico as a consequence of the vicious war between the Juárez Cartel and the Sinaloa Cartel. So far more than 6,500 people have been murdered in this city since the war started. With the Juárez Cartel significantly weakened, 2010 is set to be the most violent year yet... Here are some statistics...

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The dead of Juarez

November 4, 2010
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The dead of Juarez

Ciudad Juárez became the most violent city in Mexico as a consequence of the vicious war between the Juárez Cartel and the Sinaloa Cartel. So far more than 6,500 people have been murdered in this city since the war started. With the Juárez Cartel significantly weakened, 2010 is set to be the most violent year yet... Here are some statistics...

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The Answer Depends on the Question

November 3, 2010
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To quote from the preface to the first edition in Jeffreys (1961): ‘It is sometimes considered a paradox that the answer depends not only on the observations but on the question; it should be a platitude.’1 Generalized Linear Models : P. ...

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iPhone App Store Acceptance Time / Download Results

November 3, 2010
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iPhone App Store Acceptance Time / Download Results

   Complaints about the iPhone App Store are not uncommon among developers.  The submission process is frustrating at best, you can expect arbitrary rejections, and Apple's policies have not always been particularly open or welcoming. &...

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iPhone App Store Acceptance Time / Download Results

November 3, 2010
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iPhone App Store Acceptance Time / Download Results

   Complaints about the iPhone App Store are not uncommon among developers.  The submission process is frustrating at best, you can expect arbitrary rejections, and Apple's policies have not always been particularly open or welcoming. &...

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RMongo: Accessing MongoDB in R

November 3, 2010
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I recently created RMongo, a database access layer to MongoDB in R as an R package. To install RMongo, download it from https://github.com/quid/RMongo/downloads Run: R CMD install RMongo_0.0.17.tar.gz I tried to mimic the RMySQL commands in RMongo. Bel...

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Keeping up with election results, with R

November 3, 2010
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Keeping up with election results, with R

Yesterday's US election is pretty much over now: most of the results are in, the pundits have offered their political analysis, and there's even been a bit of mathematical analysis of the results, too. But last night as the results were flowing in, R user Brock Tibert just wanted to track the results of the Massachusetts governor's race. The...

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My residuals look weird… aren’t they ?

November 3, 2010
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My residuals look weird… aren’t they ?

Since I got the same question twice, let us look at it quickly....  Some students show me a graph (from a Poisson regression) which looks like that, and they asked "isn't it weird ?", i.e."residuals are null or positive... this is not what we...

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