Monthly Archives: December 2010

Michael Kane on Bigmemory

December 20, 2010
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Michael Kane on Bigmemory

Handling big data sets has always been a concern for R users. Once the size of the data set reaches above 50% of RAM, it is considered “massive” and can literally become impossible to work with on a standard machine. The bigmemory project, by Michael Kane and Jay Emerson, is one approach to dealing with

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Rcpp 0.9.0 and RcppClassic 0.9.0

December 20, 2010
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A new release 0.9.0 of Rcpp is now available at CRAN and has just been uploaded to Debian. As always, sources are also available from my local directory here. With this release, the older API which we have been referring to as the classic Rcpp A...

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MATLAB / R Reference

December 20, 2010
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nStrict Standards: Non-static method StringParser_Node::destroyNode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /afs/ir.stanford.edu/users/k/n/knoepfle/cgi-bin/flatpress/fp-plugins/bbcode/inc/stringparser.class.php o...

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MATLAB / R Reference

December 20, 2010
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Anyone with a MATLAB background interested in transitioning to R is advised to check out this MATLAB / R Reference by Professor David Hiebeler of the University of Maine.

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Google Insights and RCurl

December 20, 2010
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nStrict Standards: Non-static method StringParser_Node::destroyNode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /afs/ir.stanford.edu/users/k/n/knoepfle/cgi-bin/flatpress/fp-plugins/bbcode/inc/stringparser.class.php on line 358Google Insights is nifty. If you’re logged in to your Google account, you can download the results as a CSV file. This is straightforward if you’re using a browser; if you’re trying to retrieve the results...

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Google Insights and RCurl

December 20, 2010
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Google Insights is nifty. If you’re logged in to your Google account, you can download the results as a CSV file. This is straightforward if you’re using a browser; if you’re trying to retrieve the results of queries using R, however, things get more complicated. The following code retrieves the results of a Google Insights search for...

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How to buy a used car with R (part 2)

December 20, 2010
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How to buy a used car with R (part 2)

nStrict Standards: Non-static method StringParser_Node::destroyNode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /afs/ir.stanford.edu/users/k/n/knoepfle/cgi-bin/flatpress/fp-plugins/bbcode/inc/stringparser.class.php on line 358Continued from Part 1.nnPart 2: Digging into the Kelley Blue BooknnThe only thing better than a bit of data is a lot of data. Now that we can grab KBB values for a given trim of...

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How to buy a used car with R (part 2)

December 20, 2010
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How to buy a used car with R (part 2)

Continued from Part 1. Part 2: Digging into the Kelley Blue Book The only thing better than a bit of data is a lot of data. Now that we can grab KBB values for a given trim of a given model in a given year, we set our ambitions higher: automating the collection of these values for...

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Vim plugin for R

December 19, 2010
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Vim plugin for R

Just found a very nice plugin for using R in Vim. It's unbelievable comfortable!

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Principal component analysis to yield curve change

December 19, 2010
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Principal component analysis to yield curve change

In quantitive finance,it is often said that yield curve change is explained by three factor,"parallel shift", "twist" and "butterfly".Because I found that we can get historical yield curve data from FRB's web site, I check whether these proverbial facts are correct or not.Yield curve data can be downloaded to click "Go to download" and "Download File" button. Default data...

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