Monthly Archives: March 2012

Julia, I Love You

March 31, 2012
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Julia is a new language for scientific computing that is winning praise from a slew of very smart people, including Harlan Harris, Chris Fonnesbeck, Douglas Bates, Vince Buffalo and Shane Conway. As a language, it has lofty design goals, which, if attained, will make it noticeably superior to Matlab, R and Python for scientific programming.

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Back to Blogging

March 31, 2012
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If you’re subscribed to this blog, you’ve surely noticed the very long hiatus I’ve taken from writing over the last six months. I wish I’d kept up with blogging more faithfully this year, but, in my defense, I’ve been busy doing a few big things: I wrote a book with Drew Conway called Machine Learning

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More on Philadelphia Homicide

March 31, 2012
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More on Philadelphia Homicide

I've been doing more analysis of the Philadelphia Homicide data that the Philadelphia Inquirer has published, and presented some of it at the Philadelphia UseR group yesterday. My slides and source are on github.I should be clear tha...

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Draw Your Breast with CloudStat – A R Apps (for fun)

March 31, 2012
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Draw Your Breast with CloudStat – A R Apps (for fun)

This is a simple apps, called “Draw Your Breast with R“  created with R to generate Breast alike graphics. With this Draw Your Breast with R apps, you can change 4 parameters which are Theta, Phi, Expand and Color to generate graphics like...

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Ggplot2, PubMed citation frequency and DSM-IV Axis I disorders by year

March 31, 2012
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Ggplot2, PubMed citation frequency and DSM-IV Axis I disorders by year

I searched PubMed for several major DSM-IV disorders and downloaded the hits. Using ggplot2 I plotted the number of publications each year for each disorder.

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Playing with XML-Package: Get No. of Google Search Hits with R

March 30, 2012
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Playing with XML-Package: Get No. of Google Search Hits with R

GoogleHits <- function(input) { require(XML) require(stringr) require(RCurl) url

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GBLUP example in R

March 30, 2012
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Shirin Amiri was asking about GBLUP (genomic BLUP) and based on her example I set up the following R script to show how GBLUP works. Note that this is the so called marker model, where we estimate allele substitution effects of the markers and not individual based model, where genomic breeding values are inferred directly. The code:library(package="MatrixModels") dat <- data.frame(...

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VIDEO: "R" Checking the reference values ("Y" Matrix).

March 30, 2012
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VIDEO: "R" Checking the reference values ("Y" Matrix).

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See the wind

March 30, 2012
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See the wind

The image below isn't a bearskin rug in the shape of the USA. It's fact, it's a visualization of the wind flowing over the United States, as of 4PM EDT today, March 30. You can click through to see the current wind conditions, based on latest data from the National Digital Forecast Database. But more importantly, as long as...

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By: Super Nerdy Cool » Build 32 bit R on 64 bit Ubuntu by utilizing chroot

route, it will suffice for now. With the chroot method, first compile the 64 bit version of R the usual way. For the 32 bit version of R,

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