Monthly Archives: September 2011

Accessing and plotting World Bank data with R

September 25, 2011
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Accessing and plotting World Bank data with R

Over the past couple of days I played around with the data sets of the World Bank, and I have to admit that I am blown away by it. It is amazing, to see what is available on their web site. It is worth visiting their Data Visualisation Tools page. It i...

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rrdf 1.5: Accessing SMW SPARQL end points behind LDAP authentication

September 25, 2011
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rrdf 1.5: Accessing SMW SPARQL end points behind LDAP authentication

We are using a Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) for the Gold Compound selection task by the ToxBank in the SEURAT-1 cluster, funded by Colipa and the EC. I do stress that despite being funded by Colipa, they have no control over my research; they just co-...

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Arc Diagram and spatiotemporal data mining visualization

September 23, 2011
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Arc Diagram and spatiotemporal data mining visualization

I won't spend too much time discussing this fascinating topic other than to say it relates very much to prior discussions about pattern discovery via visual data mining (see lexical dispersion plots for example).  I happened across an interesting ...

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Nice Species Distribution Maps with GBIF-Data in R

September 23, 2011
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Nice Species Distribution Maps with GBIF-Data in R

Here's an example of how to easily produce real nice distribution maps from GBIF-data in R with package maps... Read more »

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Data Visualization doesn’t need to be biased

September 23, 2011
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Data Visualization doesn’t need to be biased

At the FlowingData blog, data visualization commentator and Visualize This author Nathan Yau lists 5 misconceptions about visualization: Software does everything (Nathan notes "Personally, I use a lot of R and have a lot of fun in Illustrator", but uses a lot of other tools as well.) Visualization is for making data flashy The more information in a single...

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Kaggle on TV

September 22, 2011
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It is good to see forecasting algorithms getting some mainstream exposure on ABC Catalyst.

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craps 0.1

September 22, 2011
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craps 0.1

The following script simulates a craps game in R any number of iterations with any starting amount of cash and any maximum odds and running until the user is out of cash.  It assumes a specific betting strategy as explained … Continue reading →

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Facebook page about the Graph Gallery

September 22, 2011
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Facebook page about the Graph Gallery

I've just created a facebook page about the R Graph GalleryI hope this will improve the experience of the website by making it more social, for example, I anticipate that people will share their own graphs by sending a picture on the facebook ...

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Are new SEC rules enough to prevent another Flash Crash?

September 22, 2011
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Are new SEC rules enough to prevent another Flash Crash?

At 2:42PM on March 10 2010, without warning, the Dow Jones Industrial Index plunged more than 1000 points in just 5 minutes. It remains the biggest one-day decline in this stock market index in history. On an intra-day basis, anyway: by the end of the day, the market had regained 600 points of the drop. At the time, the...

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Slides and replay from "R and Hadoop" webinar

September 21, 2011
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Slides and replay from "R and Hadoop" webinar

So ... there's clearly a lot of interest in integrating R and Hadoop. Today's webinar was a record-setter for Revolution Analytics, with more than 1000 people signing up to learn how to access Hadoop data from R with the packages from the open-source RHadoop project. If you didn't catch the live webinar, don't fret: the slides and replay are...

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