Monthly Archives: June 2012

Predicting NBA Playoff Games – Results and Update 1

June 1, 2012
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Predicting NBA Playoff Games – Results and Update 1

Game ResultsI recently made a post about developing an algorithm to predict the NBA playoffs, and I concluded with 2 predictions. Although Miami beat the Celtics to make my algorithm 1-0 in terms of predictions, it fell to 1-1 when the Thunder beat th...

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Selection in R

June 1, 2012
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The design of the statistical programming language R sits in a slightly uncomfortable place between the functional programming and object oriented paradigms. The upside is you get a lot of the expressive power of both programming paradigms. A downside of this is: the not always useful variability of the language’s list and object extraction operators. Related posts:

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Life contingencies with R

June 1, 2012
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Life contingencies with R

I will be giving in less than four weeks a short course at the 6th R/Rmetrics Meielisalp Workshop & Summer School on Computational Finance and Financial Engineering organized by ETH Zürich, https://www.rmetrics.org/. The talk will be...

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Predicting NBA Playoff Games – Results and Update 1

June 1, 2012
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Predicting NBA Playoff Games – Results and Update 1

Game ResultsI recently made a post about developing an algorithm to predict the NBA playoffs, and I concluded with 2 predictions. Although Miami beat the Celtics to make my algorithm 1-0 in terms of predictions, it fell to 1-1 when the Thunder beat th...

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Color Tools

June 1, 2012
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Color Tools

Colors are mysterious business and choosing the right color or color palette for an R graphics can sometimes be a chore. To alleviate this burden, I present two functions for choosing color values. To access these functions install the RSurvey and dichromat packages: install.packages(c("RSurvey", "dichromat")) library(RSurvey) Choose Color The first function, ChooseColor (source), calls upon a graphical user interface (GUI)...

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