Monthly Archives: June 2012

RSMC 2011 Typhoon Tracks

June 8, 2012
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RSMC 2011 Typhoon Tracks

While at Puerto Princesa Airport in Palawan and waiting for my flight back to Manila, I opened my laptop and started doing what I usually do (practice may skills in R) on my idle time. With some inspirations from spatialanalysis.co.uk, I tried to make ...

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R, the master troll of statistical languages

June 8, 2012
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R, the master troll of statistical languages

Warning: what follows is a somewhat technical discussion of my love-hate relationship with the R statistical language, in which I somehow manage to waste 2,400 words talking about a single line of code. Reader discretion is advised. I’ve been using R to do most of my statistical analysis for about 7 or 8 years now–ever

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Universal portfolio, part 4

June 7, 2012
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Universal portfolio, part 4

The graph for figure 8.4 requires to be somehow careful about correctly lagging the CRP value when calculating the weights.# fig 8.4 of Cover "Universal Portfolios"require(logopt)x <- nyse.cover.1962.1984xik <- xnDays <- d...

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\STATE [algorithmic package]

June 7, 2012
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\STATE [algorithmic package]

I fought with my LαTεX compiler this morning as it did not want to deal with my code: looking on forums for incompatibilities between beamer and algorithmic, and adding all kinds of packages, to no avail. Until I realised one \STATE was missing: (This is connected with my AMSI public lecture on simulation, obviously!) Filed

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First R meeting in Bordeaux, France

June 7, 2012
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The program of the first R meeting that will be held in Bordeaux (France), the 2nd and 3rd of July, is now available at http://r2012.bordeaux.inria.fr/programme.html. It includes special sessions about mixed models, visualization, classification, data ...

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NBA Playoff Predictions Update 4 (5-3)

June 7, 2012
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NBA Playoff Predictions Update 4 (5-3)

This is update 4 to my original post about predicting the NBA playoffs with R. With the Thunder beating the Spurs and the Heat losing to the Celtics, the algorithm went 1-1 on predictions, making it 5-3 so far.Making some improvements I have been posting for some time about incorporating more data into the models, and I...

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June 29: The Royal Statistical Society talks R

June 7, 2012
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On June 29, the Royal Statistical Society will host six hours of presentations about R, under the banner "To R, or not to R, that is the question". Speakers include R Core member Prof Uwe Ligges, Dr Wayne Jones (from Shell UK), and Dr Peter Nash (from Imperial College London), among others. The event takes place June 29 at...

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Earthquake Density in the Philippines (2011-2012)

June 7, 2012
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Earthquake Density in the Philippines (2011-2012)

 Using the same data and package from my previous post, but minor tweak on the code, I produced the map below:

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Choosing colour palettes. Part II: Educated Choices.

June 7, 2012
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Choosing colour palettes. Part II: Educated Choices.

There are many resources on the use of colours in R, several packages, and a number of schemes already implemented in ggplot2. In the previous part, we saw how ggplot2 selects a default colour palette according to the type of variable, discrete or cont...

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Bill Veanables Workshop (Augsburg University, Germany :: 2-3 July 2012)

June 7, 2012
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Bill Venables talks R :: Augsburg University, Germany :: 2-3 July 2012 Bill Venables will give a two-day R Workshop in Augsburg on the 2nd and 3rd July 2012, an expanded version of the course, which he has been invited to give at this year’s useR! meeting in Nashville. Details: www.math.uni-augsburg.de/termin/R-workshop.html Organised by the Department of Computer-Oriented Statistics and Data...

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