Monthly Archives: December 2010

New version of solaR (0.21)

December 9, 2010
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New version of solaR (0.21)

The version 0.21 of the solaR package is now available at CRAN. This package provides a set of calculation methods of solar radiation and performance of photovoltaic systems. The package has been uploaded to CRAN under the GPL-3 license. solaR is now able to calculate from both daily and sub-daily irradiation values. Besides, there are

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All together now – Confirmatory Factor Analysis in R

December 8, 2010
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Describing multivariate data is not easy. Especially, if you think that statisticians have not developed any new tools after the ANOVA and principal component analysis (PCA). For social and experimental scientists the most important new technique are structural equation models that combine measurement models (that substitute reliability analysis and PCA) and structural models (that substitute

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Slides from Revolution R: 100% R and More

December 8, 2010
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If you missed today's webcast on Revolution R Enterprise: 100% R and more, the slides from the presentation are now available for download, and a replay of the webcast (in WMV format) will be available at that same link very soon. And if you missed some of the links I mentioned in the presentation, here they are for your...

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Slides from Revolution R: 100% R and More

December 8, 2010
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If you missed today's webcast on Revolution R Enterprise: 100% R and more, the slides from the presentation are now available for download, and a replay of the webcast (in WMV format) will be available at that same link very soon. And if you missed some of the links I mentioned in the presentation, here they are for your...

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Interesting Posts at Rational Past Time Related to My Previous Strike Zone Map Post

December 8, 2010
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Interesting Posts at Rational Past Time Related to My Previous Strike Zone Map Post

J-Doug at Rational Pastime has some cool posts looking at umpire strike zones at his site (and cross-posted at Beyond the Boxscore). I was curious about this issue as well with some work I've been doing here in the office (which I'll refrain from talk...

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New paper: Survival analysis

December 8, 2010
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New paper: Survival analysis

Each year I try to carry out some statistical consultancy to give me experience in other areas of statistics and also to provide teaching examples. Last Christmas I was approached by a paediatric consultant from the RVI who wanted to carry out prospective survival analysis. The consultant, Bruce  Jaffray, had performed Nissen fundoplication surgery on

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cumsum ( rnorm(50), lend="butt", lwd=12, type="h" ) Cumulative…

December 8, 2010
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cumsum ( rnorm(50), lend="butt", lwd=12, type="h" )
Cumulative…

cumsum ( rnorm(50), lend="butt", lwd=12, type="h" ) Cumulative sum of 50 draws from a normal distribution. File this under mysteries of the Central Limit Theorem.

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Fantasy football (oops, soccer)

December 8, 2010
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Fantasy football (oops, soccer)

Recently a colleague asked if I could use R/statistics to form a dream soccer team from a pool of soccer players, given basic player information like name, club, cost, points.The idea is to form a team with your preferred configuration of number of def...

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Fantasy football (oops, soccer)

December 8, 2010
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Fantasy football (oops, soccer)

Recently a colleague asked if I could use R/statistics to form a dream soccer team from a pool of soccer players, given basic player information like name, club, cost, points.The idea is to form a team with your preferred configuration of number of def...

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R: Using RColorBrewer to colour your figures in R

December 8, 2010
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R: Using RColorBrewer to colour your figures in R

RColorBrewer is an R packages that uses the work from http://colorbrewer2.org/ to help you choose sensible colour schemes for figures in R. For example if you are making a boxplot with eight boxes, what colours would you use, or if you are drawing...

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