Monthly Archives: November 2013

Statistical aspects of two-way cross-over studies

November 3, 2013
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I ran into this presentation on Statistical aspects of two-way cross-over studies by Ing. Helmut Schütz (http://bebac.at). He presented some code and referred to the bear package. The bear package is menu driven, which is not my thing. I had to try and do that in R via other packages. The aim is to estimate if the...

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Les k-plus prcoches voisins :Vite, il faut se la réapproprier…

November 2, 2013
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Les k-plus prcoches voisins :Vite, il faut se la réapproprier…

(This article was first published on Learning Data Science , and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) K-plus proches voisins K-plus proches voisins Fondamentaux La notion de voisinage d'un point est assez intuitive. Une définition simple serait : une zone de l'espace qui comprend ce point. C'est une notion centrale en mathématique, particulièrement en analyse lorsqu'on souhaite unifier la notion de...

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Consumer’s Choosing an Optimal Bundle – Utility Maximization

November 2, 2013
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Consumer’s Choosing an Optimal Bundle – Utility Maximization

# The theoretical basis of classical consumer theory lies# in utility maximization. The idea is that consumers# make consumption decisions based on choosing a bundle # of goods that will maximize individual utility.# Despite this hypothesis being large...

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Weekend Reading: Market Neutral

November 1, 2013
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Weekend Reading: Market Neutral

I recently came across a very interesting idea at the The Problem with Market Neutral (and an Answer) post by Mebane Faber. Today I want to show how you can test such strategy using the Systematic Investor Toolbox: Mebane thank you very much for sharing this great observation and great strategy that works! I would

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What’s new in Revolution R Enterprise? Webinar November 5

November 1, 2013
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Revolution R Enterprise 7 is a major update to Revolution Analytics' flagship predictive analytics software. Not only does it include the latest release of Open Source R (providing compatability with more than 6,000 user-contributed packages), it also adds in-Hadoop and in-database predictive modeling with big data, new statistical capabilities, and drag-and-drop workflow building via integration with Alteryx. You can...

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Some Weekend Reading

November 1, 2013
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Just what you need - some more interesting reading! Al-Sadoon, M. M., 2013. Geometric and long run aspects of Granger causality. Mimeo., Universitat Pompeu Fabra. (Forthcoming in Journal of Econometrics.) Barnett, W. A. and I. Kalondo-Kanyama, 2013. Time-varying parameter in the almost ideal demand system and the Rotterdam model: Will the best specification please stand up? Working Paper 335, Econometric...

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Efficiency Balanced Information Criterion for Item Selection

November 1, 2013
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Efficiency Balanced Information Criterion for Item Selection

# Han (2012) in the paper "An Efficiency Balanced Information Criterion # for Item Selection in Computerized Adaptive Testing" proposes a method# of evaluating potential items based on expected item potential information # as a function of maximum pote...

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Quarterback Wonderlic Scores by Institution (Academic) Strength

November 1, 2013
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Quarterback Wonderlic Scores by Institution (Academic) Strength

## geom_smooth: method="auto" and size of largest group is <1000, so using## loess. Use 'method = x' to change the smoothing method. I remember my dad telling me that when he was at Northwestern in the mid-70s, the team...

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Percolation Threshold: Including Next-Nearest Neighbours

November 1, 2013
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Percolation Threshold: Including Next-Nearest Neighbours

In my previous post about estimating the Percolation Threshold on a square lattice, I only considered flow from a given cell to its four nearest neighbours. It is a relatively simple matter to extend the recursive flow algorithm to include other configurations as well. Malarz and Galam (2005) considered the problem of percolation on a

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Formatting Markdown Tables with R

November 1, 2013
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This past summer when the twin cities R user group was starting to get back up and running, I offered to present on some R related things that I was working on. One thing I was working on was a part of my last post. In a response to discussing this during a meeting, I...

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