Monthly Archives: April 2012

Using SNA in Predictive Modeling

April 10, 2012
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Using SNA in Predictive Modeling

In a previous post, I described the basics of social network analysis. I plan to extend that example here with an application in predictive analytics. Let's suppose we have the following network (visualized in R)Suppose we have used the igraph package ...

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R at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

April 10, 2012
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The O'Reilly Radar blog has a lengthy and very interesting interview with the lead and deputy CIOs of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the new US government agency devoted to consumer protections in the financial markets. In that interview, they talk about the many open-source tools used in the agency (and the parent Treasury Department): Linux, WordPress, Splunk, Django,...

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Working with strings

April 10, 2012
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R has a lot of string functions, many of them can be found with ls("package:base", pattern="str"). Additionally, there are add-on packages such as stringr, gsubfn and brew that enhance R string processing capabilities. As a statistical language and environment, R has an edge compared to other programming languages when it comes to text mining algorithms or natural language processing....

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How to plot lattice and ggplot2 graphs with FastRWeb

April 10, 2012
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How to plot lattice and ggplot2 graphs with FastRWeb

With print() If you are an advanced R user, you probably know the lattice and the ggplot2 packages. They allow you to plot elegant graphics with less code (Hocking, 2009 and Sueur, 2010). If you know these two packages, you should hardly use plot() for your graphs. If you read my article on FastRWeb, you

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R Source on GitHub

April 10, 2012
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I added R source code v0.49 to v2.15.0 to a GitHub repository: r-source Each release is tagged by version number. This is an easy and accessible way to browse R source and diff with prior version. I couldn’t find a suitable alternative. ...

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An Introduction to Social Network Analysis with R and NetDraw

April 10, 2012
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With the rise in the use of social media, data related to social networks is ripe for analysis using techniques from social network analysis and graph theory. According to International Network for Social Network Analysis, ‘Social network analysis is...

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RcppDE 0.1.1

April 9, 2012
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The RcppDE package required a bug-fix release. One of the tests compared results to those from the DEoptim package this is based upon, and these are no longer equal, leading the tests to fail. While I was at it, I finally committed a few more things t...

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Calling Systematic Investor Toolbox from Excel using RExcel & VBA

April 9, 2012
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Calling Systematic Investor Toolbox from Excel using RExcel & VBA

RExcel is a great tool to connect R and Microsoft Excel. With a press of a button, I can easily execute my R scripts and present output interactively in Excel. This easy integration allows non-R users to explore the power R language. As an example of this approach, I want to show how to create

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Piggybacking and Hopefully Publicizing R Experts

April 9, 2012
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Piggybacking and Hopefully Publicizing R Experts

I was inspired by the Revolution Analytics blog post http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2009/11/charting-time-series-as-calendar-heat-maps-in-r.html on the d3.js style calendar heat map that Paul Bleicher from Humedica developed in R.  In an effo...

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R PMML Support: BetteR than EveR!

April 9, 2012
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R PMML Support: BetteR than EveR!

PMML, the Predictive Model Markup Language, has become the de-facto standard to represent not only predictive models, but also data pre- and post-processing. In so doing, it allows for the interchange of models among different tools and environment...

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