Monthly Archives: July 2013

R resources

July 30, 2013
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R resources

I'm doing a presentation today to grad students on R resources. I have been writing HTML presentations recently, but some great tools are now available to convert text that is easy to read and write to presentations. RStudio has something called R pr...

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R resources

July 30, 2013
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R resources

I'm doing a presentation today to grad students on R resources. I have been writing HTML presentations recently, but some great tools are now available to convert text that is easy to read and write to presentations. RStudio has something called R pr...

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How divided is the Senate?

July 29, 2013
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How divided is the Senate?

I very seldom pay attention to politics directly, because politics have always seemed a bit circular and cyclical to me. Most of the political news that I take in ends up worming its way into the news sources that I do consume, like the excellent longform.org. Even given my limited intake of political news, one trend...

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Stop Loss

July 29, 2013
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Stop Loss

Today I want to share and present an example of the flexible Stop Loss functionality that I added to the Systematic Investor Toolbox. Let’s examine a simple Moving Average Crossover strategy: Buy is triggered once fast moving average crosses above the slow moving average Sell is triggered once fast moving average crosses below the slow

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“I like this concept of “low volatility, interrupted by occasional periods of high volatility”. I…”

July 29, 2013
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“I like this concept of “low volatility, interrupted by occasional periods of high volatility”. I…”

“I like this concept of “low volatility, interrupted by occasional periods of high volatility”. I think I will call it “volatility”.” - Daniel Davies via nonergodic   (PS: If you didn’t see Read more »

“I like this concept of “low volatility, interrupted by occasional periods of high volatility”. I…”

July 29, 2013
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“I like this concept of “low volatility, interrupted by occasional periods of high volatility”. I…”

“I like this concept of “low volatility, interrupted by occasional periods of high volatility”. I think I will call it “volatility”.” - Daniel Davies via nonergodic   (PS: If you didn’t see Read more »

Quandl.com for Time Series Datasets

July 29, 2013
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If you want to dig in with both feet on time series data, then quandl.com is a good choice.  The website claims to have several million datasets all of them available for free download.  It also allows you to upload data to the site with an a...

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How divided is the Senate?

July 29, 2013
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How divided is the Senate?

I very seldom pay attention to politics directly, because politics have always seemed a bit circular and cyclical to me. Most of the political news that I take in ends up worming its way into the news sources that I do consume, like the excellent longform.org. Even given my limited intake of political news, one trend that I...

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Tips for speeding up R with byte compilation

July 29, 2013
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A byte-compiler for R code — which can improve the execution performance of R functions — was introduced in R 2.13.0, and was automatically applied to the bundled packages in R 2.14.0. Drew Dimmery provides some good advice for identifying targets amongst your own R functions for compilation: I have some function that will be repeatedly executed n times....

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Estimate Age from First Name

July 29, 2013
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Estimate Age from First Name

Today I read a cute post from Flowing Data on the most trendy names in US history. What caught my attention was a link posted in the article to the source data, which happens to be yearly lists of baby … Continue reading →

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