Monthly Archives: November 2010

RcppArmadillo 0.2.10

November 26, 2010
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Conrad Sanderson released version 1.0.0 of Armadillo, his templated C++ library for linear algebra, earlier this week. So congratulations to Conrad on reaching 1.0.0! I folded his version 1.0.0 into a new release 0.2.10 of RcppArmadillo, our Rcpp-base...

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Yet another inferno

November 26, 2010
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Yet another inferno

Many from the R world will know The R Inferno. Abstract: If you are using R and you think you’re in hell, this is a map for you. A newly minted inferno is The 9 circles of scientific hell. Most amusing to me is Circle 4: p-value fishing, the punishment of which is brilliant. As … Continue reading...

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Computational tools for Bayesian analysis

November 26, 2010
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The increasing number of R-oriented Bayesian computational tools such as MCMCpack, MCMCglmm, DPpackage, R-INLA, spBayes, have made BUGS less and less crucial for day to day Bayesian computation. Honestly, I cannot figure out a single analysis that BUGS...

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Computational tools for Bayesian analysis

November 26, 2010
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The increasing number of R-oriented Bayesian computational tools such as MCMCpack, MCMCglmm, DPpackage, R-INLA, spBayes, have made BUGS less and less crucial for day to day Bayesian computation. Honestly, I cannot figure out a single analysis that BUGS...

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Sweave Tutorial 1: Using Sweave, R, and Make to Generate a PDF of Multiple Choice Questions

November 26, 2010
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In this post I present an example of using Sweave to prepare a PDF of formatted multiple choice questions. More broadly the example shows how to use Sweave to incorporate elements of a database into a formatted LaTeX document. It aims to be useful to anyone wanting to learn more about the almost magical powers of make, Sweave,...

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Sweave Tutorial 1: Using Sweave, R, and Make to Generate a PDF of Multiple Choice Questions

November 26, 2010
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Sweave Tutorial 1: Using Sweave, R, and Make to Generate a PDF of Multiple Choice Questions

In this post I present an example of using Sweave to prepare a PDF of formatted multiple choice questions.More broadly the example shows how to use Sweave to incorporate elements of a databaseinto a formatted LaTeX document.It aims to be useful to any...

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Hierarchical Cluster Analysis

November 25, 2010
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Hierarchical Cluster Analysis

With the distance matrix found in previous tutorial, we can use various techniques of cluster analysis for relationship discovery. For example, in the data set mtcars, we can run the distance matrix with hclust, and plot a dendrogram that displays a ...

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Hierarchical Cluster Analysis

November 25, 2010
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Hierarchical Cluster Analysis

With the distance matrix found in previous tutorial, we can use various techniques of cluster analysis for relationship discovery. For example, in the data set mtcars, we can run the distance matrix with hclust, and plot a dendrogram that displays a ...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2010
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It's holiday time here in the US, so we're taking a break at Revolutions. We'll be back with more R goodness on Monday, but in the meantime, think of the turkeys. R-chart: Don't be a Turkey

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Benchmarking feature selection with Boruta and caret

November 25, 2010
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Benchmarking feature selection with Boruta and caret

Feature selection is the data mining process of selecting the variables from our data set that may have an impact on the outcome we are considering. For commercial data mining, which is often characterised by having too many variables for model building, this is an important step in the analysis process. And since we often work on...

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