Monthly Archives: March 2014

Alluvial diagrams

March 27, 2014
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Alluvial diagrams

Parallel coordinates plot is one of the tools for visualizing multivariate data. Every observation in a dataset is represented with a polyline that crosses a set of parallel axes corresponding to variables in the dataset. You can create such plots in R using a function parcoord in package MASS. For example, we can create such

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New Shiny website launched; Shiny 0.9 released

March 27, 2014
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New Shiny website launched; Shiny 0.9 released

We’re excited to introduce to you our new website for Shiny: shiny.rstudio.com! We’ve included articles on many Shiny-related topics, dozens of example applications, and an all-new tutorial for getting started. Whether you’re a beginner or expert at Shiny, we hope that having these resources available in one place will help you find the information you need.

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R User Group Activity for Q1 2014

March 27, 2014
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R User Group Activity for Q1 2014

by Joseph Rickert Worldwide R user group activity for the first Quarter of 2014 appears to be way up compared to previous years as the following plot shows. The plot was built by counting the meetings on Revolution Analytics R Community Calendar. R users continue to value the live, in person events and face-to-face meetings with their peers. Moreover,...

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GIS in R: Part 1

March 27, 2014
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GIS in R: Part 1

I messed around with R for years without really learning how to use it properly. I think it’s because I could always throw my hands up when the going got tough and run back and cling the skirts of Excel or JMP or Systat. I finally learned how to use R when I needed to

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Filtering Data with L1 Regularisation

March 27, 2014
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Filtering Data with L1 Regularisation

A few days ago I posted about Filtering Data with L2 Regularisation. Today I am going to explore the other filtering technique described in the paper by Tung-Lam Dao. This is similar to the filter discussed in my previous post, but uses a slightly different objective function: where the regularisation term now employs the L1

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sjPlot 1.3 available #rstats #sjPlot

March 27, 2014
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sjPlot 1.3 available #rstats #sjPlot

I just submitted my package update (version 1.3) to CRAN. The download is already available (currently source, binaries follow). While the last two updates included new functions for table outputs (see here and here for details on these functions), the current update only provides small helper functions as new functions. The focus of this update

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Evolution of Code

March 27, 2014
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Recently while scraping some data from the college football data warehouse site, I started to realize the evolution of my code. To preface this, I am definitely not a trained programmer, just a self taught junky who enjoys doing it when I have time. ...

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Seasonal Unit Roots

March 26, 2014
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Seasonal Unit Roots

As discussed in the MAT8181 course, there are – at least – two kinds of non-stationary time series: those with a trend, and those with a unit-root (they will be called integrated). Unit root tests cannot be used to assess whether a time series is stationary, or not. They can only detect integrated time series. And the same holds...

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Visualising Pandas DataFrames With IPythonBlocks – Proof of Concept

March 26, 2014
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Visualising Pandas DataFrames With IPythonBlocks – Proof of Concept

A few weeks ago I came across IPythonBlocks, a Python library developed to support the teaching of Python programming. The library provides an HTML grid that can be manipulated using simple programming constructs, presenting the outcome of the operations in a visually meaningful way. As part of a new third level OU course we’re putting

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Give your R charts that Wes Anderson style

March 26, 2014
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Give your R charts that Wes Anderson style

I'm a big fan of Wes Anderson's movies. I love the quirky characters and stories, the distinctive cinematography, and the unique visual style. Now you can bring some of that style to your own R charts, by making use of these Wes Anderson inspired palettes. Just choose your favourite Wes Anderson film or short: Install the wesanderson pallettes package,...

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