Monthly Archives: April 2012

Late-April flotsam

April 25, 2012
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Late-April flotsam

It has been month and a half since I compiled a list of statistical/programming internet flotsam and jetsam. Via Lambda The Ultimate: Evaluating the Design of the R Language: Objects and Functions For Data Analysis (PDF). A very detailed evaluation … Continue reading →

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LeaRning R

April 25, 2012
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If, like me, you're still an R novice, you'll no doubt find this post on Pairach Piboonrungroj's blog extremely helpful. Among other things, Pairach provides links to 20 40 "R tutorials". It's a really nice resource!H.T. to David Smith for posting about this on the Revolutions blog.© 2012, David E. Giles

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Big Data, R and HANA: Analyze 200 Million Data Points and Later Visualize in HTML5 Using D3 – Part II

April 25, 2012
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Big Data, R and HANA: Analyze 200 Million Data Points and Later Visualize in HTML5 Using D3 – Part II

In my last blog, Big Data, R and SAP HANA: Analyze 200 Million Data Points and Later Visualize Using Google Maps, I analyzed historical airlines performance data set using R and SAP HANA and put the aggregated analysis on Google Maps.  Undoub...

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Live Longer – Choose Your Country Wisely (if you can)

April 25, 2012
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Live Longer – Choose Your Country Wisely (if you can)

Full democracy countries are the ones in which to live. This week's story could start and end with the above graph with almost no further explanation. But that wouldn't do it justice. So, like so many of the past articles on "Graph o...

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Further evidence that mindfulness meditation might bolster creativity

April 25, 2012
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Further evidence that mindfulness meditation might bolster creativity

Introduction I recently wrote an article about if mindfulness could aid in insight problem solving. The problem with the study, I referenced to in my article, was that it did not strictly investigate the mechanism behind mindfulness’ effect, or the impact of different techniques. However, last week a Read more »

useR! 2012 Conference

April 25, 2012
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“Spatial data is, quite literally, everwhere” (Barry Rowlingson) this is so true! And because of that you guys will have the chance to take part in a great tutroial on using R for managing geospatial data, transforming, making maps and working with OGC standards. So visit this years useR! conference at Vanderbilt University; Nashville, Tennessee,

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20 free R tutorials (and one reference card)

April 25, 2012
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If you're just getting started with the R language, R user Pairach Piboonrungroj has published a handly list of 20 free R tutorials published by university departments. Included on the list: Getting Started with the R Data Analysis Package (by Norm Matloff), Getting Started with R (from York University), and An Introduction to R (by Phil Spector). Paraich also...

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Reproducible Research: Running odfWeave with 7-zip

April 25, 2012
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odfWeave is an R-package that is used for making dynamic reports by Sweave processing of Open Document Format (ODF) files. For anyone new to report generation and lacking knowledge of markup languages this might be a good starting point or even a true ...

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Short versus long papers, in academic journals

April 24, 2012
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Short versus long papers, in academic journals

This Monday, during my talk on quantile regressions (at the Montreal R-meeting), we've seen how those nice graphs could be interpreted, with the evolution of the slope of the linear regression, as a function of the probability level. One illustrati...

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Projects in RStudio

April 24, 2012
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Projects in RStudio

Now that I have one enormous project on the go and one smaller one, I find it’s helping me considerably to have each project stored in separate RStudio projects.  So, each project has its own scripting that I’ve been working … Continue reading →

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