Monthly Archives: April 2013

Quantify your jogging

April 28, 2013
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Quantify your jogging

Numbers are useful (I think we can all agree on that..). If you own a smart phone, you can install this runmeter app. When you run, you can take the smartphone with you and activate this app to collect interesting … Continue reading →

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Slides and exercise from my second R intro seminar

April 28, 2013
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Slides and exercise from my second R intro seminar

This week I held the second introductory seminar on R, and I think it went pretty well — though I guess you really should ask my colleagues if you want to know. The first seminar was a lecture, and this seminar was a tutorial where we made some plots and calculated a few of the

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Forecasting stock returns using ARIMA model with exogenous variable in R

April 28, 2013
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Forecasting stock returns using ARIMA model with exogenous variable in R

Why is it important? Why is it important? India has a lot to achieve in terms of becoming a developed nation from an economic standpoint. An aspect which, in my opinion, is of utmost importance is the formation of structurally sound and robust...

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Posteriors vs predictives

April 26, 2013
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Karl Saliba writes with some queries about our football paper, which I have already discussed on the blog here. He says:Thanks to the code in the appendix I could easily replicate (by using WinBUGS) a similar analysis on any football league of my ...

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Documentation of R source code for package developers

April 26, 2013
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R package developers who use the native API written in C will surely be interested in the Roxygen-generated Documentation of R source code. The documentation is based on the SVN R-devel branch and will be updated on a monthly basis…Read more ›

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Revolution Newsletter: April 2013

April 26, 2013
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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 April edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email. Now Available: Revolution R Enterprise 6.2. Released today, this update further enhances the performance,...

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Data Visualization: From Excel to ???

April 26, 2013
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Data Visualization: From Excel to ???

So you’re an excel wizard, you make the best graphs and charts Microsoft’s classic product has to offer, and you expertly integrate them into your business operations.  Lately you’ve studied up on all the latest uses for data visualization and … Continue reading →The post Data Visualization: From Excel to ??? appeared first on Data Community...

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The Financial Crisis on Tape Part II

April 26, 2013
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The Financial Crisis on Tape Part II

EDIT: I am aware of some browsers failing to load the github code below. I will try to improve this as soon as possible. Until then it may work better on www.joesdatadiner.com than at http://www.r-bloggers.com/. Finally all the code is availa...

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Using plyr and doMC for quick and easy apply-family functions

April 26, 2013
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Using plyr and doMC for quick and easy apply-family functions

A few weeks back I dedicated a short amount of time to actually read what plyr (Wickham, 2011) is about and I was surprised. The whole idea behind plyr is very simple: expand the apply() family to do things easy. plyr has...

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Learning to code in R

April 25, 2013
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Learning to code in R

It used to be that the one of the first decisions to make when learning to program was between compiled (e.g. C or FORTRAN) and interpreted (e.g. Python) languages. In my opinion these days one would have to be a masochist to learn with a compiled language: the extra compilation time and obscure errors are

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