Monthly Archives: July 2013

Tailor Your Tables with stargazer: New Features for LaTeX and Text Output

July 15, 2013
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Tailor Your Tables with stargazer: New Features for LaTeX and Text Output

Guest post by Marek Hlavac Since its first introduction on this blog, stargazer, a package for turning R statistical output into beautiful LaTeX and ASCII text tables, has made a great deal of progress. Compared to available alternatives (such as …Read more »

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R in Insurance Presentation

July 15, 2013
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R in Insurance Presentation

I will be presenting with Simon Brickman today at the inaugural “R in Insurance” conference at the Cass Business School in London. You can download the content from my public Dropbox folder. There was a bit of magic in how … Continue reading →

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Coming back from Albacete (useR conference 2013)…

July 15, 2013
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Dear MilanoR friends, I am just back from UseR 2013 in Albacete (Spain) and I would like to share. Thanks First of all I would like to thank all staff from the conference organizer committee and personnel for the excellent … Continue reading →

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analyze the surveillance epidemiology and end results (seer) with r and monetdb

July 15, 2013
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the surveillance epidemiology and end results program is the aggregation of all cancer registry statistics in the united states.  created by congressional decree, seer has captured a nationally-representative quarter of american cancer incidence s...

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Imputing Missing Data With Expectation – Maximization

July 14, 2013
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Imputing Missing Data With Expectation – Maximization

It can be fairly common to find missing values in a dataset. Having only a few missing values isn’t generally a problem and those records can be deleted listwise. In other words the entire record is simply removed from the analysis. The problem is even with a limited amount missing data, that can translate into

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Go home, Feedly, you’re drunk!

July 14, 2013
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Go home, Feedly, you’re drunk!

With the demise of Google Reader, many of us have scrambled to find alternatives which cover many/most of the features we were used to. For me, synchronised access from web and mobile counts quite high, and I want the (Android) mobile experience to b...

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Partial Least Squares Regression in R

July 14, 2013
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Partial Least Squares Regression in R

Partial Least Squares Regression:This week I will be doing some consulting around Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) techniques to solve a unique business problem.  We are trying to identify customer preference for various products and traditional regression is not adequate because of the high dimensional component to the data set along with the multi-colinearity of the variables.  PLS is a...

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R talks to Weka about Data Mining

July 14, 2013
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R talks to Weka about Data Mining

R provides us with excellent resources to mine data, and there are some good overviews out there: Yanchang’s website with Examples and a nice reference card The rattle-package that introduces a nice GUI for R, and Graham William’s compendium of tools The caret-package that offers a unified interface to running a multitude of model builders.

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useR 2013 was a blast!

July 14, 2013
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useR 2013 was a blast!

I had a great time at useR 2013 in Albacete, Spain. The food was great, the people were fun and the weather was hot. A pleasant surprise was that I won the useR data analysis contest with my submission “Modeling Match Results in La Liga Using a Hierarchical Bayesian Poisson Model.” It was a fun exercise modeling football...

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Rain in Netherlands during the past 100 years

July 14, 2013
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Rain in Netherlands during the past 100 years

Climate has my interest. But discussions on climate change seem to be focused on temperature. In real life, we look at temperature, rain, sunshine and wind. I was therefor happy to find a load of rain data on Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute....

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