Monthly Archives: April 2011

Example 8.34: lack of robustness of t test with small n

April 12, 2011
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Example 8.34: lack of robustness of t test with small n

Tim Hesterberg has effectively argued for a larger role for resampling based inference in introductory statistics courses (and statistical practice more generally). While the Central Limit Theorem is a glorious result, and the Student t-test remarkabl...

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The new R compiler package in R 2.13.0: Some first experiments

April 12, 2011
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R 2.13.0 will be released tomorrow. It contains a new package by R Core member Luke Tierney: compiler. What a simple and straightforward name, and something that Luke has been working on for several years. The NEWS file says o Package compiler is now provided as a standard package. See ...

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The new R compiler package in R 2.13.0: Some first experiments

April 12, 2011
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R 2.13.0 will be released tomorrow. It contains a new package by R Core member Luke Tierney: compiler. What a simple and straightforward name, and something that Luke has been working on for several years. The NEWS file says o Package compiler is now provided as a standard package. See ...

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Wilcox’s Robust Statistics: A new R package

April 12, 2011
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Recently I started to build a new package for R containing Wilcox’ collection of functions for robust statistics. Wilcox provides 700+ functions for robust statistics, including: robust correlations (e.g. percentage bend correlation) robust measures of location and mean differences (e.g. … Continue reading →

Box Plot with ggplot2

Hi,in these days I'm creating lots and lots of box plot with ggplot2.The look of them is really good and you can change every bit of code so that you can customize the plot completely.Here is the code I'm using with a test data file to try it:BoxPlot.z...

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Box Plot with ggplot2

April 12, 2011
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Box Plot with ggplot2

Hi,in these days I'm creating lots and lots of box plot with ggplot2.The look of them is really good and you can change every bit of code so that you can customize the plot completely.Here is the code I'm using with a test data file to try it:BoxPlot.z...

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Historical Sources of Bond Returns with Shiller Data 1919-2011

April 11, 2011
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Historical Sources of Bond Returns with Shiller Data 1919-2011

And as usual, I always want a longer data set, so after a little playing with R-Excel, we can extend our historical sources of bond returns to 1919.  If nothing else, maybe you can find other uses for the Shiller Dataset in R. From TimelyPort...

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Rstudio updates to beta 2

April 11, 2011
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The folks over at Rstudio have released a new update to their open-source R GUI, currently in beta test. This Beta 2 release adds more customizable layouts, editor improvements and new editing themes. Also of interest is a new feature that allows creation of graphics that update under the control of sliders and checkboxes and such. See the full...

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EC2 AMI for scientific computing in Python and R

April 11, 2011
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Like many people who crunch numbers frequently, I have increasingly been integrating Amazon’s cloud computing services into my daily workflow. In particular, I have been using their elastic cloud computing (EC2) on a regular basis. The service is an excellent way to offload computationally intensive work from your laptop for literally pennies on the

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Historical Sources of Bond Returns

April 11, 2011
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Historical Sources of Bond Returns

As promised in Monitoring Sources of Bond Return, we can show more history if we use CPI instead of expected inflation (from the TIP inflation breakeven yield).  Here are the results with history back to 1953. From TimelyPortfolio However, mo...

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