Monthly Archives: September 2013

Probability of Avoiding a Run-off in the NYC 2013 Democratic Primary Election

September 6, 2013
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Probability of Avoiding a Run-off in the NYC 2013 Democratic Primary Election

The New York City mayoral Democratic primary election is taking place this coming Tuesday (Sep. 10th) and there are several candidates in the running. Bill de Blasio is the front runner and is expected to win. However, there is a catch. Even if he takes the plurality of the vote he may not actually win.

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Mimic Bigger is not Better Post by Scannel & Kurz

September 6, 2013
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The following Github repo has the R code I put together that allows us to follow along and modify the great idea from Scannel & Kurz on app growth and it’s impact on yield. https://github.com/Btibert3/sk-delta-apps-yield/blob/master/README.md Take a look at the repo and feel free to clone it if you want to learn R or add

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R in the news

September 6, 2013
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R has been featured in a couple of recent articles in the tech press. Last month, Data Informed's feature article 5 Key Considerations When Choosing Open Source Statistics Software suggested R for its analytics capabilities: Certainly, the statistical language R, for instance, is these days hugely popular—not least because it’s free, rather than requiring users to pay SAS’s and...

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Running R inside SAP HANA Studio

September 6, 2013
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Running R inside SAP HANA Studio

*DANGER* This is just a silly blog and shouldn't be taken any seriously.*DANGER*Ok...you may wonder...why is Blag writing a silly blog? Well...I'm a Developer Evangelist...and it's my job to keep developers entertained  Also...I have so free time ...

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Monthly R jobs on r-bloggers

September 6, 2013
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R_jobs

R-bloggers is now offering a new “R jobs” post, that will be published (around) once a month. If you are interested in asking for a job to be posted on r-bloggers, please e-mail me at: [email protected] (please write in the subject line the text “R job” so I could have easy e-mail filtering on it ). This first post...

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New Bio7 1.7.1 Release with Improved R Plot Image Display

September 6, 2013
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New Bio7 1.7.1 Release with Improved R Plot Image Display

05.09.2013 I released a new Windows version of Bio7. This release improves the general R plot functionality of Bio7. The default image plots are now displayed in a Image stack if more than one plot command is executed. In this way all plots are automatically openend and not only the last image plot. Multiple plots

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September Talks

September 5, 2013
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To celebrate my last full month on the East Coast, I’m doing a bunch of talks. If you’re interested in hearing more about Julia or statistics in general, you might want to come out to one of the events I’ll be at: Julia Tutorial at DataGotham: On 9/12, Stefan and I will be giving a

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ThinkNum – A new interactive public database and graphing tool!

September 5, 2013
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ThinkNum – A new interactive public database and graphing tool!

Thinknum.com is a new free data service similar to Quandl.com in that they organize and list publicly available data sets.  Currently they are using data from 2,000 data sources which sounds good compared with Quandl's 400+ source.  Overall, ...

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Using colClasses to Load Data More Quickly in R

September 5, 2013
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Specifying a colClasses argument to read.table or read.csv can save time on importing data, while also saving steps to specify classes for each variable later.For example, loading a 893 MB took 441 seconds to load when not using colClasses, b...

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R User Groups Update

September 5, 2013
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R User Groups Update

by Joseph Rickert R user groups continue to thrive worldwide. The map below plots the locations of the 127 R user groups listed in the directory we maintain at Revolution Analytics. i It includes 7 new groups that sprang up since we last highlighted user groups in July: Budapest, Hungary Burlington, Vermont Cairo, Egypt Gainesville, Florida Hong Kong, China...

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