Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Quick Note On Large 2D Data

October 3, 2012
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A Quick Note On Large 2D Data

Two months ago I was told one of my old blog posts was borrowed to this post: Finding patterns in big data with SAS/GRAPH. I wrote my blog post four years ago just for fun. The over-plotting issue is pretty boring to me now, but what caught my attentio...

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Oracle R Enterprise Tutorial Series on Oracle Learning Library

October 2, 2012
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Oracle Server Technologies Curriculum has just released the Oracle R Enterprise Tutorial Series, which is publicly available on Oracle Learning Library (OLL). This 8 part interactive lecture series with review sessions covers Oracle R Enterprise ...

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Emerging as Low Vol

October 2, 2012
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Emerging as Low Vol

Extending the series begun with When Russell 2000 is Low Vol, I thought I should take a look at Emerging Market stocks during periods of low relative volatility to the S&P 500.  So you can replicate even without access to expensive data, let

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Clegg vs Pleb: An XKCD-esque chart

October 2, 2012
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Clegg vs Pleb: An XKCD-esque chart

I saw an interesting “challenge” on StackOverflow last night to create an XKCD style chart in R. A couple of hours later & going in a very similar direction to a couple of the answers on SO, I got to something that looked pretty good, using the sin and cos curves for simple and reproducible … Continue reading...

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Loading Packages and Functions Automatically in R

October 2, 2012
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Loading Packages and Functions Automatically in R

For a long time, I was wondering how to get R to automatically load packages I use every time I open the program. For example, for a variety of reasons, I use the ‘Cairo’ package to save all my figures as … Continue reading →

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R 2.15.2 scheduled for October 26

October 2, 2012
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The next minor update to R — version 2.15.2 "Trick or Treat" — will be released on October 26, R-core member Peter Dalgaard announced today. You can find the planned updates in the current NEWS file (scroll down to the section 'CHANGES IN R VERSION 2.15.1 patched'; the changes at the top of the file are planned for the...

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City Size and SUHI

October 2, 2012
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City Size and SUHI

In the course of putting together data for my kriging project with the CRN stations, I got another idea related to a small but potentially important corner of the concerns over UHI in the global temperature index. For clarity I suppose I should make it clear that my position is that the UHI bias is

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Slides from “Tapping the Data Deluge with R” lightning talk #rstats #PAWCon

October 2, 2012
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Slides from “Tapping the Data Deluge with R” lightning talk #rstats #PAWCon

Here is my presentation from last night’s Boston Predictive Analytics Meetup graciously hosted by Predictive Analytics World Boston. The talk is meant to provide an overview of (some) of the different ways to get data into R, especially supplementary data sets to assist with your analysis. All code and data files are available at github:

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From Lavaan to OpenMx

October 2, 2012
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From Lavaan to OpenMx

Joel Caldwell gave an example of Confirmatory factor analysis in lavaan. The purpose of this post is to show you how to express this model in OpenMx. The data being modeled are in an object called ratings (see below for the code to create this object as described here. Here’s Joe’s example structural equation model, as implemented in lavaan: require(lavaan) bifactor <- "general.factor =~ Easy_Reservation +...

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R for SAS, SPSS, Stata Users Workshop Redesigned

October 2, 2012
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R for SAS, SPSS, Stata Users Workshop Redesigned

My workshop R for SAS, SPSS and Stata Users has been popular over the years, but it’s time for an overhaul. A common request has been to simplify it, so I have moved data management to a separate 4-hour workshop, … Continue reading →

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