Monthly Archives: November 2013

R & GGPLOT – Expanded Plots

November 26, 2013
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R & GGPLOT – Expanded Plots

>>GET THE R CODE<< R and GGPLOT are great! There are some things, however, that I want to be able to do easily. For these things I have to create template codes, which I want to share with you! This time around I wanted to show you how you can create “zoomed” areas of a

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How can R and Hadoop be used together?

November 26, 2013
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How can R and Hadoop be used together?

By inspired from this Quora question, I have been started working on how can R and Hadoop integrated to be used together? By very hard verification process, finally I got the possible ways to use R and Hadoop together for performing Big Data Analytics. This blog post is written with consideration of helping to a The post How...

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sjPlot – data visualization for statistics (in social science) #rstats

November 26, 2013
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sjPlot – data visualization for statistics (in social science) #rstats

I’d like to announce the release of version 0.7 of my R package for data visualization and give a small overview of this package (download and installation instructions can be found on the package page). What does this package do? In short, the functions in this package mostly do two things: compute basic or advanced

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MCMSki IV, Jan. 6-8, 2014, Chamonix (news #12)

November 26, 2013
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MCMSki IV, Jan. 6-8, 2014, Chamonix (news #12)

We are converging towards MCMSki IV getting closer and closer to the conference! I hope that by now all intended participants have registered (registration is still open!), found a place where to stay during and around the conference (still feasible!), and booked their flight to Geneva (or nearby). First, please send me asap the  poster abstract

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Installing rgdal in Ubuntu 13.04

November 26, 2013
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The Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) is a workhorse of digital mapping. Written in c++, it underpins many online and desktop geoprocessing programs including QGIS and GeoServer. Through its OGR library, GDAL enables the import and export of most common spatial data formats, including the trusty ESRI Shapefile. These features and more make access to GDAL capabilities critical for...

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Installing rgdal in Ubuntu 13.04

November 26, 2013
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The Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) is a workhorse of digital mapping. Written in c++, it underpins many online and desktop geoprocessing programs including QGIS and GeoServer. Through its OGR library, GDAL enables the import and export of most common spatial data formats, including the trusty ESRI Shapefile. These features and more make access to GDAL capabilities critical for...

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SPSS to R: An R package to convert SPSS syntax

November 26, 2013
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My first statistical software package I used as an undergrad was SPSS. I was fortunate during my senior year at Luther College to be initially introduced to R. I did not realize it at the time (except for the pretty graphics) that this was the start of something big for me. Fast forward a...

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Bootstrapping for Propensity Score Analysis

November 26, 2013
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Bootstrapping for Propensity Score Analysis

I am happy to announce that version 1.0 of the PSAboot package has been released to CRAN. This package implements bootstrapping for propensity score analysis. This deviates from typical implementations such as boot in that it allows for separate sampling specifications for treatment and control units. For example, in the case where the ratio of treatment-to-control units is...

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Not only verbs but also believes can be conjugated

November 26, 2013
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Not only verbs but also believes can be conjugated

Following on from last week, where I presented a simple example of a Bayesian network with discrete probabilities to predict the number of claims for a motor insurance customer, I will look at continuos probability distributions today. Here I follow example 16.17 in Loss Models: From Data to Decisions . Suppose there is a class of risks...

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Deriving a Priority Queue from a Plain Vanilla Queue

November 25, 2013
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Following up on my recent post about implementing a queue as a reference class, I am going to derive a Priority Queue class. Inheritance The syntax for Reference Class inheritance is quite intuitive. We need to modify only two of the methods. The most important of these is insert(), which is where all of the

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