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Fantasy Football Modeling with R

October 16, 2013
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Fantasy Football Modeling with R

Boris Chen, a data scientist for the New York Times, has been running since August a weekly blog with statistical analysis of NFL players, as fodder for Fantasy Football players around the country. Here's how he describes what he does: My model pulls aggregated expert rankings from fantasypros, and I pass that data into a machine learning clustering algorithm...

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R usage skyrocketing: Rexer poll

October 15, 2013
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R usage skyrocketing: Rexer poll

Rexer Analytics has been conducting regular polls of data miners and analytics professionals on their software choices since 2007, and the results of the 2013 Rexer Analytics Data Miner Survey were presented at last month's Predictive Analytics World conference in Boston. Here are some highlights of the responses from the 1,039 non-vendor participants. (You can request a free copy...

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Alteryx integrates with Revolution R Enterprise

October 15, 2013
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You already know that R is an amazingly powerful language for data analysis, but what if you're not a programmer? Or, what if you want to make the data manipulations, visualizations or statistical models you've developed in R available to business analysts, marketers, managers or other non-programming types? That's why Revolution Analytics has teamed up with Alteryx to bring...

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Ask bigger questions with Revolution R Enterprise and Cloudera Hadoop

October 14, 2013
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If you missed last week's webinar R+Hadoop - Ask Bigger (and New) Questions and Get Better, Faster Answers, the slides and replay are now available for download at that link. I've also embedded the replay video below, where you can hear Michele Chambers (Revolution Analytics) and Jairam Ranganathan (Cloudera) discuss the second generation of modern analytics, predictive analytics in...

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In case you missed it: September 2013 Roundup

October 11, 2013
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from September of particular interest to R users: Todd Schneider wrote an algorithm in R to find the "most concave" US state (it's NY), and created an animation to show how it works. Rob Hyndman (of the "forecast" package) describes how R-based forecasting saved the Australian government millions, in a...

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Tomorrow: Webinar on Time-to-Event Models

October 9, 2013
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We're thrilled to have John Wallace and Tess Nesbitt from DataSong join our Fall webinar series tomorrow, with a great presentation on time to event models. If you're trying to predict when an event will occur (for example, a consumer buying a product) or trying to infer why events occur (what were the factors that led to a component...

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Tableau adds integration with R

October 8, 2013
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Tableau, the popular interactive data visualization tool, is coming out with a new 8.1 update, and it will include integration with the R language. Access to R is a feature that has been requested by Tableau users for some time, and was met with rapturous applause when it was announced at the recent Tableau customer conference. When released, Tableau...

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Tomorrow: R+Hadoop Webinar with Cloudera and Revolution Analytics

October 2, 2013
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If you haven't already registered, don't miss tomorrow's webinar presented by Cloudera's Director of Product Strategy, Jairam Ranganathan and Michele Chambers, Chief Strategy Officer at Revolution Analytics. This will be a great opportunity to learn how R and CDH (Cloudera's Hadoop distribution) work together with the forthcoming Revolution R Enterprise 7. Here's what they will be talking about: The...

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R with Big Data on Hortonworks

October 1, 2013
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If you missed last week's webinar with John Kreisa from Hortonworks (hosted by Data Science Central), we described how R fits into the Modern Data Architecture. Not only can you extract and distil data in Hadoop with the open-source RHadoop project, but with the forthcoming release of Revolution R Enterprise 7 you will be able to run the high-performance...

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Which is the best "Flyover" state?

September 30, 2013
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Which is the best "Flyover" state?

If you were to hop into your personal aircraft, and plotted a straight line course taking off in one state and landing in the SAME state, how many other states might you fly over? On other words, what's the best state for "flyovers" of other states? Todd Schnieder from the Rapgenius engineering team answered that question using the R...

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