Monthly Archives: June 2013

Everything in Its Right Place: Visualization and Content Analysis of Radiohead Lyrics

June 22, 2013
By
Everything in Its Right Place: Visualization and Content Analysis of Radiohead Lyrics

IntroductionI am not a huge Radiohead fan.To be honest, the Radiohead I know and love and remember is that which was a rock band without a lot of 'experimental' tracks - a band you discovered on Big Shiny Tunes 2, or because your friends told you about...

Read more »

Announcing pqR: A faster version of R

June 22, 2013
By
Announcing pqR:  A faster version of R

pqR — a “pretty quick” version of R — is now available to be downloaded, built, and installed on Linux/Unix systems. This version of R is based on R-2.15.0, but with many performance improvements, as well as some bug fixes and new features. Notable improvements in pqR include: Multiple processor cores can automatically be used to perform some numerical

Read more »

Are Green Number Runners More Likely to Bail?

June 22, 2013
By
Are Green Number Runners More Likely to Bail?

Comrades Marathon runners are awarded a permanent green race number once they have completed 10 journeys between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. For many runners, once they have completed the race a few times, achieving a green number becomes a possibility. And once the idea takes hold, it can become something of a compulsion. I can testify

Read more »

Not only CRAN downloads and Shiny … but also .. rCharts

June 21, 2013
By
Not only CRAN downloads and Shiny … but also .. rCharts

I have been meaning for some time to get stuck into the rCharts package which provides an interface to many Javascript graphic libraries. These offer rich charting capabilities with interactivity and a great deal of customization. As regular readers will know, I am also interested in improved publicity for CRAN packages, although the Shiny app

Read more »

R language skills: standard and necessary in today’s world

June 21, 2013
By

A recent Business Times article on Singapore's push to become a tech leader mentions Revolution Analytics new Center of Excellence, set up with the support of the Singapore government to train and grow a pool of data scientists and developers in data science. It includes this quote from SAP: "This will ensure we are equipping our workforce with the...

Read more »

Statistical models are stories about how the data came to be

June 21, 2013
By

And in much of Statistics, the way of telling such stories is through maximum likelihood: given a multitude of possible stories (models), which story is most consistent with the data we actually saw? Dave Harris originates the lovely aphorism above in...

Read more »

Job openings at conservative political analytics firm!

June 21, 2013
By
Job openings at conservative political analytics firm!

After posting that announcement about Civis Analytics, I wrote, “If a reconstituted Romney Analytics team is hiring, let me know and I’ll post that ad too.” Adam Schaeffer obliged: Not sure about Romney’s team, but Evolving Strategies is looking for sharp folks who lean right: Evolving Strategies is a political communications research firm specializing in The post Job...

Read more »

Disposable Visual Data Explorers with Shiny – Guardian University Tables 2014

June 21, 2013
By
Disposable Visual Data Explorers with Shiny – Guardian University Tables 2014

Have data – now what? Building your own interactive data explorer need not be a chore with the R shiny library… Here’s a quick walkthrough… In Datagrabbing Commonly Formatted Sheets from a Google Spreadsheet – Guardian 2014 University Guide Data, I showed how to grab some data from several dozen commonly formatted sheets in a

Read more »

ggplot Tutorial

June 21, 2013
By
ggplot Tutorial

ggplot Tutorial I liked the following ggplot2 tutorial which is featured in Gabriela de Queiroz’s blog called unbiasedestimator. The tutorial looks very neatly presented and I’m sure that it will be very helpful to anyone just getting started with ggplot2 before they jump into ggplot2: Elegant Graphics for Data Analysis by Hadley Wickham or R Graphics Cookbook by...

Read more »

Put some cushions on the sofa

June 21, 2013
By

I posted earlier this week about sofa (here), introducing a package I started recently that interacts with CouchDB from R. There's been a fair amount of response at least in terms of page views, so I'll take that as a sign to keep going. One thing that would be nice while you are CouchDB-ing is to interact with local...

Read more »

Sponsors

Mango solutions



RStudio homepage



Zero Inflated Models and Generalized Linear Mixed Models with R

Quantide: statistical consulting and training



http://www.eoda.de







ODSC

ODSC

CRC R books series





Six Sigma Online Training





Contact us if you wish to help support R-bloggers, and place your banner here.

Never miss an update!
Subscribe to R-bloggers to receive
e-mails with the latest R posts.
(You will not see this message again.)

Click here to close (This popup will not appear again)