Monthly Archives: August 2013

Twitter Movie Review – Chennai Express

August 11, 2013
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Twitter Movie Review – Chennai Express

In the spirit of my first post (Pappu Vs. Feku) I will continue to explore the use of Twitter in providing an eye into the events of contemporary interest, and movies are certainly something that capture interest of a large majority of Indian audience. So I am looking at Chennai Express that released last week... Read More ...

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Modeling Match Results in La Liga Using a Hierarchical Bayesian Poisson Model: Part three.

August 11, 2013
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Modeling Match Results in La Liga Using a Hierarchical Bayesian Poisson Model: Part three.

In part one and part two of Modeling Match Results in La Liga Using a Hierarchical Bayesian Poisson Model I developed a model for the number of goals in football matches from five seasons of La Liga, the premier Spanish football league. I’m now reasonably happy with the model and want to use it to rank...

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Software carpentry

August 11, 2013
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Software carpentry

I would never call myself a programmer, but as an ecologists I manage moderately big and complicated datasets, and that require to interact with my computer to get the most of them. I self-taught most of the things I need … Continue reading →

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Finding Correlations in Data with Uncertainty

August 11, 2013
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Finding Correlations in Data with Uncertainty

A week or so ago a colleague of mine asked if I knew how to calculate correlations for data with uncertainties. Now, if we are going to be honest, then all data should have some level of experimental or measurement error. However, I suspect that in the majority of cases these uncertainties are ignored when

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Enhanced meboot package, simulating regression standard errors

August 11, 2013
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In my June 25 post I described R- (i) code to change scale without changing the mean, and (ii) code to make a probability distribution symmetric by modifying order statistics.  Both are commonly encountered problems by R programmers.  My coauthor Javier Lopez-de-Lacalle of Spain has incorporated an efficient version of my code inside the maximum entropy bootstrap (meboot) package in R See the package...

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Pappu Vs. Feku – Twitter Wars

August 10, 2013
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Pappu Vs. Feku – Twitter Wars

In my quest to practice R and learn text mining, I am looking at one of the popular Twitter Wars between two political personalities of India who are fondly known in the TwitterVerse as ‘Pappu’ and ‘Feku’ which is basically their ‘ghar ka naam’ or ‘pyar wala naam’. Anyway, the discussion about the origin of the... Read More ...

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In case you missed it: July 2013 Roundup

August 9, 2013
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from July of particular interest to R users: A new 90-second, creative commons video helps R enthusiasts share the history, community and applications of R. Analyst group Butler Analytics reviews 10 predictive analytics platforms, and says that "real analysts use R". An excellent example of Simpsons Paradox: US median wages...

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PIMCO Rolling Correlation, d3, R, gridSVG, lattice | Gets An Axis

August 9, 2013
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PIMCO Rolling Correlation, d3, R, gridSVG, lattice | Gets An Axis

Where else will you hear Pimco, rolling correlation, R, gridSVG, lattice, and d3 all in one post?  Let’s mix them all together to see what might happen.  For those here for the geekery, we will add a d3 axis for our y and it will follow the mouse.  For those who care nothing about d3 and R, you might...

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Approximate string matching in R

August 9, 2013
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I have released a new version of the stringdist package. Besides a some new string distance algorithms it now contains two convenient matching functions: amatch: Equivalent to R's match function but allowing for approximate matching. ain: Similar to R's %in% … Continue reading →

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R-Squared for a VBGM

August 9, 2013
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R-Squared for a VBGM

Recently, a fishR user asked me the following question: After fitting the age-length data into VBGM, I overviewed the results. But I can’t find the coefficient of determination () for the VBGM fitting. Because some reviewer want the the coefficient … Continue reading →

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