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How to reveal anyone’s interests on Twitter using social network analysis

September 22, 2014
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How to reveal anyone’s interests on Twitter using social network analysis

I’m giving a talk this Friday (September 26, from 6 – 8 PM) on my current research into interest detection on Twitter. The talk …Continue reading →

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What your twitter friends say about you and your interests

August 10, 2014
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What your twitter friends say about you and your interests

This post is first in a series that looks at the inferences you can make using social media data. The …Continue reading →

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The secrets of a linear world exposed

July 15, 2014
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The secrets of a linear world exposed

Like many concepts in mathematics, linearity has multiple interpretations and meanings. What do we mean when we say something is …Continue reading →

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Mathematical functions on non-numbers?!

July 10, 2014
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Mathematical functions on non-numbers?!

A question came up about regarding Q1.4.9 in Cherney, Denton, Waldron. Here is a snippet of the original question: Consider …Continue reading →

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Tolerance and numerical analysis

June 5, 2014
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Tolerance and numerical analysis

This is a companion post to the article What’s the ROI of your loan? It depends…, which discusses approaches for …Continue reading →

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Modeling data with functional programming in R – Vector mechanics

May 30, 2014
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Modeling data with functional programming in R – Vector mechanics

I’m pleased to announce the completion of the second chapter of my book, Modeling data with functional programming in R. …Continue reading →

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Modeling Data With Functional Programming In R – Chapter 1

April 16, 2014
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Modeling Data With Functional Programming In R – Chapter 1

I’m pleased to announce that a rewrite of my first chapter of “Modeling Data With Functional Programming In R” is …Continue reading →

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How baby names propagate as memes across the US

February 25, 2014
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How baby names propagate as memes across the US

A good friend of mine sent me a link to an animated gif that shows the popularity of baby names …Continue reading →

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How to estimate the total cost of healthcare and why metal levels are useless

February 15, 2014
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How to estimate the total cost of healthcare and why metal levels are useless

This is part 2/3 in my series on healthcare costs. The analysis is driven by my own needs as an …Continue reading »

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