Monthly Archives: August 2013

Non-linear regression in R

August 25, 2013
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Here is the link to the article: http://rpubs.com/hughes/7812 There you will discover how to simulate and fit: power function, Michaelis-Menten equation and sigmoid curves in R, the fit is done by least-square using the ‘nls’ function.Filed under: R and Stat Tagged: NLS, R

More REML exercise

August 25, 2013
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Last week I tried exercise 1 of the SAS(R) proc mixed with R libraries lme4 and MCMCglm. So this week I aimed for exercise 2 but ended up redoing exercise 1 with nlme.Exercise 2 results gave me problems with library lme4 and latter parts of the ex...

From SVG to probability distributions [with R package]

August 25, 2013
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$From SVG to probability distributions [with R package]$

Hey, To illustrate generally complex probability density functions on continuous spaces, researchers always use the same examples, for instance mixtures of Gaussian distributions or a banana shaped distribution defined on with density function: If we draw a sample from this distribution using MCMC we obtain a plot like this one: Clearly it doesn’t really look

The Wonders of foreach

August 25, 2013
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Writing code from scratch to do parallel computations can be rather tricky. However, the packages providing parallel facilities in R make it remarkably easy. One such package is foreach. I am going to document my trail of discovery with foreach, which began some time ago, but has really come into fruition over the last few

Using R in Used Car Search

August 24, 2013
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Recently I was looking to buy a used car. I was using the Edmunds website to estimate the true market value of a used car. It has a nice click through interface where it guides you to input make, model, … Continue reading →

Exporting Results of Linear Regression with Robust Standard Errors

August 24, 2013
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August 24, 2013
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It seems like I have been going south since the blog started, first with the politicians and then Chennai Express. So continuing that journey, this time around I am looking at a Madras Cafe to find out what the TwitterVerse has been talking about it. Now the process is pretty much similar to that of... Read More ...

Residuals from a logistic regression

August 23, 2013
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I always claim that graphs are important in econometrics and statistics ! Of course, it is usually not that simple. Let me come back to a recent experience. A got an email from Sami yesterday, sending me a graph of residuals, and asking me what could be done with a graph of residuals, obtained from a logistic regression ?...

New Webinar: High Performance Predictive Analytics in R and Hadoop

August 23, 2013
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This coming Tuesday, August 27, our US Chief Scientist Mario Inchosa will reveal some details of the forthcoming in-Hadoop predictive analytics capabilities of Revolution R Enterprise 7, due for release later this year. Here's the abtract of his webinar, High Performance Predictive Analytics in R and Hadoop: Hadoop is rapidly being adopted as a major platform for storing and...