Monthly Archives: July 2013

Creating publication quality graphics using R

July 15, 2013
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Creating publication quality graphics using R

As part of a one-day workshop, I have developped an online tutorial on how to create publication quality graphics using R (from an academic point of view). The tutorial can

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New Webinar this Wednesday: Using survival analysis for marketing attribution

July 15, 2013
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This Wednesday at 11AM Eastern Time, Revolution Analytics UK Business Services Director Andrie DeVries will present a new webinar, Using Survival Analysis for Marketing Attribution. This webinar will focus on a new application of survival analysis (more traditionally used for life sciences application) to the domain of marketing: A central question in advertising is how to measure the effectiveness...

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Read GRASS raster directly into R?

July 15, 2013
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Read GRASS raster directly into R?

There was always the issue which bugged me: Why do I have to go through an intermediate format on disk when I want to import a GRASS raster layer into R? At the moment, when I use readRAST6(), the raster layer is exported from GRASS into an intermediate formate (I don’t recall which format it

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useR 2013

July 15, 2013
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useR 2013

Four days sunshine, heat and R – isn’t that a dream? Well, I guess for some this would be a nightmare, but that depends if you like heat or not. And it was hot: at 21:00 it was still 35 degrees in the sun. So that aspect is covered, and we can move on to

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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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