Monthly Archives: November 2012

Yahoo Tickers for DAX,MDAX,SDAX

November 25, 2012
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  In my various R - Tests I'm using usually the Yahoo Dataservice implemented in quantmod suppressWarnings(try(getSymbols(ticker, index.class="POSIXct", from=initDate, to=to,src="yahoo"),silent=TRUE))  If you would like to run ...

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Successive Differences of a Randomly-Generated Timeseries

November 25, 2012
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I was wondering about the null distribution of successive differences of random sequences, and decided to do some numerical experiments. I quickly realized that successive differences equates to taking successively higher-order numerical derivatives, ...

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Hello world!

November 25, 2012
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Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com! This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you plan to do with it. Happy blogging!Filed under: U...

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Modis R: Package tutorial

November 24, 2012
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Modis R: Package tutorial

The MODIS package for R For people who work in GIS in R there has been a bit of challenge in working with data from  Modis. I’ll use an example from my own work on UHI to illustrate. A while back I decided that I wanted to look at albedo data from MODIS.  If you

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Run R Code Within Python On The Fly

November 24, 2012
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Run R Code Within Python On The Fly

Below is an example showing how to run R code within python, which is an extremely attractive feature for hardcore R programmers.

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Simulating weak gravitational lensing

November 24, 2012
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Simulating weak gravitational lensing

In the search for dark matter, I have been having mixed success. It seems that locating DM in single halo skies is a fairly straightforward problem. However, when there are more than one halo, things get quite a bit trickier. As I have advocated many times before, including here and here, simulation can provide deep

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Personal CRAN-repository

November 24, 2012
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Personal CRAN-repository

Offering - the backbone of open source. The image is CC by TenthMusePhotographyThis is part II of the previous package creation post. I've created my own CRAN repository since I wanted a quick upload. Perhaps in the future I'll post on the main server but right now...

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Secret Santa – unfinished business

November 24, 2012
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Last week I wrote:This is actually a more difficult calculation (or I forgot too much probability). Luckily a bit of brute force comes in handy. To reiterate, in general simulated data shows 0.54 redraws because of the first person etc.colSums(countsto...

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ESSA2013 Conference

November 24, 2012
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ESSA2013 Conference

It has been just announced that during ESSA2013 conference I am planning to organize a special track on "Statistical analysis of simulation models". I hope to get some presentations using GNU R to promote it in social simulation community.It is obvious that GNU R excels in analysis of simulation data. However, very often it can be neatly...

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A Light Touch on RPy2

November 23, 2012
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A Light Touch on RPy2

For a statistical analyst, the first step to start a data analysis project is to import the data into the program and then to screen the descriptive statistics of the data. In python, we can easily do so with pandas package. Tonight, I’d like to add some spice to my python learning experience and do

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