Monthly Archives: July 2012

Community Detection in Networks with R

Community Detection in Networks with R

I mainly post this visualization because I think it’s pretty. It reminds a little of the work by the famous Dutch painter Mondrian. The complete matrix can be found here.The plot is a heatmap of an adjacency matrix generated by a weighted dir...

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ScraperWiki in R

July 29, 2012
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ScraperWiki describes itself as an online tool for gathering, cleaning and analysing data from the web. It is a programming oriented approach, users can implement ETL processes in Python, PHP or Ruby, share these processes among the community (or pay for privacy) and schedule automated runs. The software behind the service is open source, and there is...

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Hangman in R: A learning experience

July 28, 2012
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Hangman in R: A learning experience

I love when people take a sophisticated tool and use it to play video games. Take R for example. I first saw someone create a game for R at talk.stats.com. My friend Dason inspired me to more efficiently waste time … Continue reading →

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My New Book: Developing, Deploying and Debugging Multi-Armed Bandit Algorithms

July 28, 2012
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I’m happy to announce that I’ve started writing a new book for O’Reilly, which will focus on teaching readers how to use Multi-Armed Bandit Algorithms to build better websites. My hope is that the book can help web developers build up an intuition for the core conundrum facing anyone who wants to build a successful

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Petrol prices adjusted for inflation

July 28, 2012
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Petrol prices adjusted for inflation

Petrol prices adjusted for inflation (Perth, Western Australia) The thought for this sprung to mind when I saw petrol drop below $1.20 per litre the other day, and it made me think, I remember paying that when I got to … Continue reading →

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Hi R and Axys, I’m d3.js “Nice to Meet You” (On the Iphone)

July 27, 2012
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Hi R and Axys, I’m d3.js “Nice to Meet You” (On the Iphone)

I am still definitely in the proof of concept stage, but as I progress I get more excited about the prospects of combining d3.js with R and Axys through Bryan Lewis’ really nice R websockets package (even nicer now that he has added the daemonize fun...

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R is reported as being used by about half of all data miners in the 2011 Data Miners Survey

July 27, 2012
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R is reported as being used by about half of all data miners in the 2011 Data Miners Survey

by Yanchang Zhao, RDataMining.com R is reported as now being used by close to half of all data miners (47%) in the 2011 Data Miners Survey by Rexer Analytics. Below is picked up from the survey highlights regarding data mining … Continue reading →

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My no loops in R hair shirt

July 27, 2012
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Being professional involved with analyzing source code I get to work with a much larger number of programming languages than most people. There is a huge difference between knowing the intricate details of the semantics of a language and being able to fluently program in a language like a native developer. There are languages whose

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Revolution Analytics at JSM 2012

July 27, 2012
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Revolution Analytics is proud to once again be a gold sponsor and Wi-Fi sponsor of the JSM 2012 conference in San Diego, the largest gathering of statisticians, biostatisticians, analysts, data miners and data scientists in the world. The conference begins on Sunday, and you'll find the Revolution Analytics team in the exhibit hall. Drop by to take a look...

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rApache 1.2.0 Released

July 27, 2012
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rApache 1.2.0 Released

With this release comes a minor change in behavior: for requests that have been configured with RFileEval, RFileHandler, or using the r-script handler, rApache will set the working directory to the file’s directory.For instance with a Rook deployment like this:<Location /hmisc> SetHandler r-handler ...

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