# Monthly Archives: January 2011

## Animation from Kaggle traffic prediction competition

January 2, 2011
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Below: two animations (same one twice, just as different speeds) I made from the highway data for the Kaggle traffic prediction competition.The data are travel times for 61 different sections of Sydney's M4 freeway, in both directions. The data comes i...

## Le Monde puzzle [52|solution]

January 1, 2011
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$Le Monde puzzle [52|solution]$

I have now received the first issue of Le Monde magazine, including the solution to puzzle #52 I solved just in time by simulated annealing! The trick is in using the following theorem: Iter(1,x,y) is divisible by 10x-1 if and only if y is divisible by 10x-1. Then the value to be found is divisible

## Ten News Stories of 2010 – and the Statistics that Made Them

January 1, 2011
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Significance MagazineAccording to Significance Magazine (jointly published by Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association) the following are the top ten stories of 2010.1. Progress in the preven...

## Ten News Stories of 2010 – and the Statistics that Made Them

January 1, 2011
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Significance MagazineAccording to Significance Magazine (jointly published by Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association) the following are the top ten stories of 2010.1. Progress in the preven...

## R-bloggers in 2010: Top 14 R posts, site statistics and invitation for sponsors

January 1, 2011
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A year ago (on December 9th 2009), I wrote about founding R-bloggers.com, an (unofficial) online R journal written by bloggers who agreed to contribute their R articles to the site. In this post I wish to celebrate R-bloggers’ first birthday by sharing with you: Links to the top 14 posts of 2010 Reflections about the origin of R-bloggers Statistics

## Review: Statistical Analysis with R: Beginner’s Guide by John M. Quick

January 1, 2011
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Summary: If you can get past the strange underlying story, then this gives a good introduction to R to someone with no programming experience. However, if you have any experience with other programming languages then another book is likely to be more suitable. Reference: Quick, J. M., Statistical Analysis in R: Beginners Guide, Packt Publishing,

## Single variable optimization

January 1, 2011
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Optimization means to seek minima or maxima of a funtion within a given defined domain. If a function reach its maxima or minima, the derivative at that point is approaching to 0. If we apply Newton-Raphson method for root finding to f’, we can get the optimizing f. Read More: 223 Words Totally

## Single variable optimization

January 1, 2011
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Optimization means to seek minima or maxima of a funtion within a given defined domain. If a function reach its maxima or minima, the derivative at that point is approaching to 0. If we apply Newton-Raphson method for root finding to f’, we can get the optimizing f. Read More: 223 Words Totally

## Happy New Year with R (2011, Fireworks!)

January 1, 2011
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Last year I posted an animation created in R to celebrate the new year, and this year I've got a more fabulous animation (available on CRAN) The above animation comes from the demo('fireworks') in the R package animation 2.0-0. Thanks for the contri...

## Happy New Year with R (2011, Fireworks!)

January 1, 2011
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ast year I posted an animation created in R to celebrate the new year, and this year I’ve got a more fabulous animation. Unfortunately our Lord of CRAN (Kurt) has been out of office for several days, so I’m unable to publish my animation package on CRAN as scheduled. Anyway, for those who are curious

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