Monthly Archives: November 2012

R is (Almost) Platform Independent

November 23, 2012
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I write R scripts on both my laptop and desktop, so the main issue I have is making sure that the R scripts are updated on these devices. There are several ways to ensure this happens:Use a version control system (on the cloud), e.g GithubWrite R scrip...

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Shootout 2012 : first PLS regressions

November 23, 2012
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Shootout 2012 : first PLS regressions

It´s time to start developing some regressions in order to find the best math treatment, the best number of terms, the best spectral regions, the best regression method,....This time I´m working with the PLS  package in R, and just to make ...

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Opting for shorter movies, be aware u might be cutting the entertainment too!

November 23, 2012
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Opting for shorter movies, be aware u might be cutting the entertainment too!

Hello Friends,This time I thought to bring in little more spice and thought of focusing on movies.  I don’t know about you but I am a movie buff. Often on a weekend when I am trying to pick up a movie from my movie repository, which spans to some TBs now, I feel little lost.  Apart from a general...

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xts and GSOC 2012

November 23, 2012
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xts and GSOC 2012

Josh Ulrich and Jeff Ryan mentored a Google Summer of Code (GSOC) project this summer focused on experimental functionality for xts in collaboration with R. Michael Weylandt, a student in operations research and financial engineering from Princeton. You might recognize Michael from his presentation at R/Finance this year, where he gave a talk entitled “A

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ggplot2 Tutorial

November 23, 2012
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ggplot2 Tutorial

Here is a link to a wonderful ggplot2 tutorial: http://www.ceb-institute.org/bbs/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/handout_ggplot2.pdf by R. Saccilotto and the Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology …Continue reading »

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IPython vs knitr, or Python vs R

November 23, 2012
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IPython vs knitr, or Python vs R

I watched this video by Fernando Pérez a few days ago when I was reading a comment by James Correia Jr on Simply Statistics: This is absolutely a fantastic talk that I recommend everybody to watch (it is good in both the form and content). Not surprisingly, I started thinking ipython vs knitr. Corey Chivers said we could...

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project euler: problem 61

November 22, 2012
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Triangle, square, pentagonal, hexagonal, heptagonal, and octagonal numbers are all figurate (polygonal) numbers and are generated by the following formulae: Triangle P3,n=n(n+1)/2 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, ... Square P4,n=n2 ...

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Escaping the simplex, part 1

November 22, 2012
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Escaping the simplex, part 1

Before tackling the main subject, two quick notes:I did not post for quite a while in part because I followed the Coursera online course Introduction to Computational Finance and Financial Econometrics.  It was a nice refresher, extremely well pre...

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Peer-reviewed R packages?

November 22, 2012
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Peer-reviewed R packages?

Dear R-Users, a question: I am the author of the ‘qpcR’ package. Within this, there is a function ‘propagate’ that does error propagation based on Monte Carlo Simulation, permutation-based confidence intervals and Taylor expansion. For the latter I recently implemented a second-order Taylor expansion term that can correct for nonlinearity. The formulas are quite complex

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nice ggplot intro tutorial. Just run the commands, about 6 pages…

November 22, 2012
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nice ggplot intro tutorial. Just run the commands, about 6 pages = flexible 1-3 hours of learning, depending how much reading you want to pair it with by Ramon Saccilotto

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