Monthly Archives: July 2013

A JAGS calculation on pattern of rain January 1906-1915 against 2003-2012

July 28, 2013
By

Two weeks ago I showed rain data from six stations in Netherlands years 1906 till now. Last week I showed that frequency of days with and without rain differed between December 1906-1915 and December 2003-2012. This week I am considering the ...

Read more »

SAP HANA OData and R

SAP HANA OData and R

As you might have discovered by now...I love R...it's just an amazing programming language...By now...I have integrate R and SAP HANA via ODBC and via the SAP HANA-R integration...but I have completely left out the SAP HANA OData capabilities.For this ...

Read more »

H*Wind Analyses Using R

July 27, 2013
By

I did a (relatively) simple work-up over on Github showing how to load in AOML/NOAA H*Wind analysis data and display it. I used the R program, which is an open-source, community-maintained statistical platform capable of handling – well – just about anything. So what is H*Wind? From AOML/NOAA: Since 1996 the Hurricane Research Division has participated in... Continue reading » The...

Read more »

The Secrets of Inverse Brogramming, reprise

July 27, 2013
By
The Secrets of Inverse Brogramming, reprise

Brogramming is the art of looking good while you write code. Inverse brogramming is a silly term that I’m trying to coin for the opposite, but more important, concept: the art of writing good looking code. At useR2013 I gave a talk on inverse brogramming in R – for those of you who weren’t there

Read more »

Science link fest for the week of the 27th

July 27, 2013
By
Science link fest for the week of the 27th

Hello Paleoposse! This week I bring you Egyptians and iron meteorites, Neil deGrasse Tyson as the Carl Sagan of our generation and a mild rant about poor quality science reporting. I’m off to enjoy my 30th birthday. Hope you all have an awesome weekend! Solid science: Here’s a story that’s near and dear to my

Read more »

Whilst reading John Hempton’s post on shorting $HLF I…

July 27, 2013
By
Whilst reading John Hempton’s post on shorting $HLF I…

only the most active trading days $HLF (HerbaLife weight-loss supplements / MLM) $HLF regular history big loss days and big volume days for $HLF. "Ackman" should instead read "Einhorn".Whilst reading John Hempton’s post on shorting $HLF I decided to follow along in quantmod. Bronte Capital: It was the night before Christmas… falsifying Bill Ackman’s...

Read more »

Whilst reading John Hempton’s post on shorting $HLF I…

July 27, 2013
By
Whilst reading John Hempton’s post on shorting $HLF I…

only the most active trading days $HLF (HerbaLife weight-loss supplements / MLM) $HLF regular history big loss days and big volume days for $HLF. "Ackman" should instead read "Einhorn".Whilst reading John Hempton’s post on shorting $HLF I decided to follow along in quantmod. Bronte Capital: It was the night before Christmas… falsifying Bill Ackman’s...

Read more »

Using Geany for programming in R

July 27, 2013
By
Using Geany for programming in R

I like Geany as a no-nonsense Integrated Development Environment (IDE). It is fast, elegant, intuitive, and lets you get your programming job done. (I certainly find it superior to the more popular Gedit.) You can also use it to program in R, and this page will show off some tips for doing that. Execute commands

Read more »

Network visualization – part 2: Gephi

July 26, 2013
By

In the second part of my “how to quickly visualize networks directly from R” series, I’ll discuss how to use R and the “rgexf” package to create network plots in Gephi. Gephi is a great network visualization tool that allows … Continue reading →

Read more »

save.ffdf and load.ffdf: Save and load your big data – quickly and neatly!

July 26, 2013
By
save.ffdf and load.ffdf: Save and load your big data – quickly and neatly!

I’m very indebted to the ff and ffbase packages in R.  Without them, I probably would have to use some less savoury stats program for my bigger data analysis projects that I do at work. Since I started using ff … Continue reading →

Read more »