Monthly Archives: February 2013

PID Control-R

February 8, 2013
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PID Control-R

On a whim, I thought it might be fun to try to implement a PID control algorithm ... in R.Yes, I know I have a strange idea of fun.BackgroundPID control is a heuristic method of automatically controlling processes as wide ranging as water levels in tan...

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Pills, half pills and probabilities

February 8, 2013
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Pills, half pills and probabilities

Yesterday, I was uploading some old posts to complete the migration (I get back to my old posts, one by one, to check links of pictures, reformating R codes, etc). And I re-discovered a post published amost 2 years ago, on nuns and Hell’s Angels in an airplaine. It reminded me an old probability problem (that might be known...

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SoilWeb Updates

February 8, 2013
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SoilWeb Updates

New Label Style! Some recent updates to SoilWeb. New visualizations will be incorporated into SoilWeb soon. read more

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packed off!!!

February 8, 2013
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packed off!!!

Deliverance!!! We have at last completed our book! Bayesian Essentials with R is off my desk! In a final nitty-gritty day of compiling and recompiling the R package bayess and the LaTeX file, we have reached versions that were in par with our expectations. The package has been submitted to CRAN (it has gone back

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Keep up with new R questions on StackOverflow with @StackOverflowR

February 8, 2013
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Last time I checked on the number of R questions on StackOverflow, back in June 2011, there were 5000. Today, there are 23,649. (For comparison, there are 15,649 questions about Matlab and 971 questions on SAS.) If you use Twitter, thanks to Trey Causey there's now an easy way to keep up with new R questions posted to StackOverflow....

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Using R to get h5-index for a list of journals

February 8, 2013
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In my last blog post I wrote about impact factors and h-index for different journals. That got me wondering about what the h5 index is for all of the journals that I read and may want to publish in. I could look them all up individually, but that sound...

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Crash course on R for financial and actuarial econometrics

February 8, 2013
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Crash course on R for financial and actuarial econometrics

Next Friday, I will give in Montréal a crash course entitled Econometric Modeling in Finance and Insurance with the R Language. Since IFM2 wanted this course to be an opportunity to discover R, the first part o fthe course will be on the R language. Slides can be downloaded from here. (since the course is still scheduled, all comments...

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Data Visualization: Graphics with GGPlot2

February 8, 2013
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Data Visualization: Graphics with GGPlot2

By: Sean M. Gonzalez  Basic plots in R using standard packages like lattice work for most situations where you want to see trends in small data sets, such as your simulation variables, which make sense considering lattice began with the Bell … Continue reading → The post Data Visualization: Graphics with GGPlot2 appeared first on Data Community DC.

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Extended (Simple) ASN Graph Visualization Example [R to D3]

February 8, 2013
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Extended (Simple) ASN Graph Visualization Example [R to D3]

The small igraph visualization in the previous post shows the basics of what you can do with the BulkOrigin & BulkPeer functions, and I thought a larger example with some basic D3 tossed in might be even more useful. Assuming you have the previous functions in your environment, the following builds a larger graph structure

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Deploying Shiny Server on Amazon EC2

February 8, 2013
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Setting up Shiny Server on Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) can be a bit of a process if you’re unfamiliar with Linux system administration. Thankfully, we’ve done all the hard work for you! If you’re looking to get Shiny Server running in EC2 without delay, just boot up an instance of our public Amazon Machine

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