Monthly Archives: July 2012

Monitor: Using category labels

July 26, 2012
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Monitor: Using category labels

I´ve been checking recently the performance of a calibration of compound feed with  a set of samples (15): 3 samples of hen feed, 3 of pig feed, 3 of chicken feed, 3 of ovine feed and 3 of cattle feed.The idea is to check if the calibration predi...

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Plotting 95% Confidence Bands in R

July 26, 2012
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Plotting 95% Confidence Bands in R

I am comparing estimates from subject-specific GLMMs and population-average GEE models as part of a publication I am working on. As part of this, I want to visualize predictions of each type of model including 95% confidence bands. First I had to ma...

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R Inferno-ism: order is not rank

July 26, 2012
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R Inferno-ism: order is not rank

Do not use order when you want rank. Background The update of “A comparison of some heuristic optimization methods” is due to the bug that Luca Scrucca spotted. Actually, it is two bugs: I used order when I meant rank This somehow escaped being in The R Inferno   Problem What I said in my … Continue reading...

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Universal portfolio, part 9

July 25, 2012
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Universal portfolio, part 9

Part 8 was discussing the distribution of the absolute wealth of the Universal Portfolio across all possible tuples of length 2, 3 and 4.However, comparing the absolute wealth against some reference, especially against simple portfolio selection algor...

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Getting rasters into shape from R

July 25, 2012
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Getting rasters into shape from R

Today I needed to convert a raster to a polygon shapefile for further processing and plotting in R. I like to keep my code together so I can easily keep track of what I’ve done, so it made sense to … Continue reading →

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Another R mention in the NYT

July 25, 2012
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The R language gets a brief mention in an article in yesterday's New York Times on automated bond trading: The traders here are mostly educated in math or physics, often outside the United States, and their desks are piled high with textbooks like the “R Graphs Cookbook,” for working with obscure computer programming languages. R an obscure programming language?...

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Hierarchical Cluster Analysis (ChemoSpec) – 03

July 25, 2012
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Hierarchical Cluster Analysis (ChemoSpec) – 03

It is clear that we can discriminate between olive oil and sunflower oil, but let´s see the reason for the sub-clusters in the sunflower oil.Samples sflw6da, sflw7da, sflw8da, sflw9da, sflw10da are refined sunflower, so it is filtered and processed, t...

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Heaviside Signal Detection Part 1: Informed non-parametric testing

July 25, 2012
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Heaviside Signal Detection Part 1: Informed non-parametric testing

Steps may be frequently found in geophysical datasets, specifically timeseries (e.g. GPS).  A common approach to estimating the size of the offset is to assume (or estimate) what the statistical structure of the noise is and estimate the size and … Continue reading →

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Inspirational Stack Overflow Dendrogram Applied to Currencies

July 25, 2012
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Inspirational Stack Overflow Dendrogram Applied to Currencies

When I saw the answer to this Stack Overflow question, I immediately remembered working on my old post Clustering with Currencies and Fidelity Funds and just had to try to apply this technique.  As I should have guessed, it worked with only a mini...

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Revolution Newsletter: July 2012

July 25, 2012
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The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is out. The news section is below, and you can read the full July edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email. Quick Start Program for Hadoop: Revolution Analytics makes it easy for data analysts and...

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