Monthly Archives: May 2011

Presentations from R/Finance 2011 available

May 27, 2011
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Last month's R/Finance 2011 conference in Chicago was an outstanding event, bringing together some of the best minds in applying R to financial data. Presentations from the speakers are now available for download, with a wealth of useful information there for anyone working in quantiative finance. Not to be missed, though, is John Bollinger's (yes, that John Bollinger) retrospective...

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Notes to Self: Getting Rapache working in Natty Narwhal (Ubuntu/Linux)

May 27, 2011
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Notes to Self: Getting Rapache working in Natty Narwhal (Ubuntu/Linux)

In this post, I cover my experiences in getting Rapache working in the latest version of Ubuntu (11, Natty Narwhal). …Continue reading »

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Beginne..R 1.0

May 26, 2011
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Opening this blog is a step in a long journey of discovery, learning and frustration. To begin with I would consider myself a beginner R user, I am getting better, but I am not about to write a package any time soon. I started using R about three years...

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Beginne..R 1.0

May 26, 2011
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Opening this blog is a step in a long journey of discovery, learning and frustration. To begin with I would consider myself a beginner R user, I am getting better, but I am not about to write a package any time soon. I started using R about three years...

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Hammersley and Handscomb 1964 on line

May 26, 2011
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Hammersley and Handscomb 1964 on line

Through the webpage of the Advanced Monte Carlo Methods I & II, given a few years ago by Michael Mascagni at ETH Zürich, I found a link to the scanned version of the 1964 book Monte Carlo Methods by Hammersley and Handscomb. This is a short book, with less than 150 pages, especially if one

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Clustering with Currencies and Fidelity Funds

May 26, 2011
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Clustering with Currencies and Fidelity Funds

Great news came yesterday with the release of the R In Finance 2011 Presentations.  I must attend next year after seeing all that I missed.  The Iacus: Statistical Analysis of Financial Time Series and Option Pricing in R (pdf) presentation o...

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New online R courses from Statistics.com

May 26, 2011
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Online training provider Statistics.com has introduced a couple of new R-related courses which are well worth checking out. These are all self-paced on-line courses, with materials by and interactive feedback from leading R gurus. Current R users looking to take their programming skills to the next level will be particularly interested in the Advanced Programming in R course from...

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another look at CRAN Task Views

May 26, 2011
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another look at CRAN Task Views

We've been impressed with how helpful the CRAN Task Views are in guiding us in R as we wend our way through the huge number of add-on packages (3021 as of May, 2011). These are web pages that are maintained by volunteers with expertise in a specified ...

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Simple pattern detection in numerical data

May 26, 2011
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A while ago I helped out a colleague who was testing some methods to detect economic (in)activity of companies, based on their quarterly tax declarations (our institute has access to such data). One of the thing my colleague wanted was to detect simple patterns, … Continue reading →

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Simple pattern detection in numerical data

May 26, 2011
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Simple pattern detection in numerical data

A while ago I helped out a colleague who was testing some methods to detect economic (in)activity of companies, based on their quarterly tax declarations (our institute has access to such data). One of the thing my colleague wanted was t...

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