Monthly Archives: December 2011

Using R — Easier Error Handling with try()

December 7, 2011
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In a previous post we looked at error handling in R with the tryCatch() function and how this could be used to write Java style try-catch-finally blocks. This time we’ll look at what can be done with the try() function …   read mo...

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Martyn Plummer’s Secret JAGS Blog

December 7, 2011
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Martyn Plummer, the creator of the open-source, C++, graphical-model compiler JAGS (aka “Just Another Gibbs Sampler”), runs a forum on the JAGS site that has a very similar feel to the mail-bag posts on this blog. Martyn answers general statistical computing questions (e.g., why slice sampling rather than Metropolis-Hastings?) and general modeling (e.g., why won’t The post Martyn...

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Movement around the mean "Stationary" OR "Unit root"

December 7, 2011
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Movement around the mean "Stationary" OR "Unit root"

The idea of modelling the time series of GNP, and other macroeconomic variables, data for US as a trend stationary (TS) process was brought into question by Nelson and Plosser in their groundbreaking research paper in 1982. Their re...

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Subscriptions Feature Added

December 7, 2011
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Subscriptions Feature Added

You can now subscribe to almost any content on the ProgrammingR website, including the job listings. To be notified of job listings as soon as they are posted, click the “R Jobs” link above and follow the instructions on that page to add the jobs feed to your feed reader.Because of this change, I will The post Subscriptions...

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Subscriptions Feature Added

December 7, 2011
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You can now subscribe to almost any content on the ProgrammingR website, including the job listings. By subscribing, you will receive email updates when new jobs are listed or when other content types you are following are posted or updated. To subscri...

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A pre-requisite to be a Data Scientist

December 7, 2011
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So what should be in the toolkit of people who call themselves a data scientist?A fundamental skill is the ability to manipulate data. A data scientist should be familiar and comfortable with a number of platforms and scripting tools to get the job don...

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A Spatial Data Analysis GUI for R

December 7, 2011
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I am excited to announce the addition of DeducerSpatial to the Deducer plug-in ecosystem. DeducerSpatial is a graphical user interface for the visualization and analysis of spatial data, built on Deducer's plug-in platform. In a previous post I illustrated how to user DeducerSpatial from the command line to add Open Street Map images to your

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Installing Rcpp on Windows 7 for R and C++ integration

December 7, 2011
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Installing Rcpp on Windows 7 for R and C++ integration

Introduction Romain Francois presented an Rcpp solution on his blog to an old r-wiki optimisation challenge which I had also presented R solutions for previously on my blog. The Rcpp package provides a method for integrating R and C++. This allows for faster execution of an R project by recoding the slower R parts into C+ and thus providing potential performance enhancements.

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New CRAN mirror from Revolution Analytics

December 7, 2011
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There's a new CRAN mirror available: cran.revolutionanalytics.com. It's provided by Revolution Analytics and hosted at Rackspace's high-availability data center in Dallas, TX. Especially for R users located in the western US, using this mirror will provide high-bandwidth access to open-source R downloads and CRAN packages while taking the load off of the main cran.r-project.org server. The mirror is updated...

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A Word Cloud with Spatial Meaning

December 7, 2011
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A Word Cloud with Spatial Meaning

..Some time ago I did a word cloud for representing a Google Scholar search result. Tal Galili pointed me at a post by Drew Conway that expanded on the topic of word clouds lacking spatial meaning. In fact the spatial ordering of words in a word cloud ...

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