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Are Fox News Polls Biased?

May 29, 2013
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Are Fox News Polls Biased?

Especially after the outcome of the mid-term election, I think there is a common contention among some groups that there is something wonky about Fox News when it comes to reporting polls relative to President Obama and the Democratic Party in general....

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Item Analysis App – Shiny Code

May 28, 2013
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Item Analysis App – Shiny Code

Here is the code for my first Shiny App! It is the one that I posted previously with a few slight revisions. You can see it at:A Shiny R AppIn order to make any sense of this I suggest you working through the tutorial (http://www.rstudio.com/shiny/) it...

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Shiny + Concerto = YES !!!

May 23, 2013
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Shiny + Concerto = YES !!!

So I have finally gotten beta access to the two most powerful R controlled web application makers in existence and produced very exciting experimental productsA few posts ago I posted a Visual Reasoning Test that I had made by hand and powered wit...

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My Prime Sieve – Homage to Yitan Zhang

May 22, 2013
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My Prime Sieve – Homage to Yitan Zhang

# As a homage to Yitang Zhang who has proven a mind-bending property of Prime Pairs, I have written a prime Sieve to detect all of the prime numbers from 1 to N. # There might very well be a function in the base package that already does this. No...

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Non-Verbal Reasoning Test – Concerto

May 20, 2013
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Non-Verbal Reasoning Test – Concerto

I have just released my first complete test of non-verbal problem solving skills.  It is run on Concerto (an R-based application development platform targeted at primarily test developers)  Try it out by following the link below.Non-Verbal Re...

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Strategic Zombie Simulation – Animation

May 17, 2013
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Strategic Zombie Simulation – Animation

# Escape Zombie Land! # This is a simulation an escape from a hot zombie zone. It freezes and gives an error if you get get killed so you had best not. You attempt to navigate the zone by constructing waypoints. # This is not a very clean s...

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SIR Model – The Flue Season – Dynamic Programming

May 14, 2013
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SIR Model – The Flue Season – Dynamic Programming

# The SIR Model (susceptible, infected, and recovered) model is a common and useful tool in epidemiological modelling.# In this post and in future posts I hope to explore how this basic model can be enriched by including different population group...

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Spatial Critter Swarming Simulation

May 10, 2013
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Spatial Critter Swarming Simulation

# I am interested in how small bits of individualized instructions can create collective action.# In this simulation I will give a single instruction to each individual in the swarm.# Choose another individual who is not too close, then accelerate towards that individual.# I also control momentum causing the previous movement and direction to...

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Quandl Package – 5,000,000 free datasets at the tip of your fingers!

May 5, 2013
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Quandl Package – 5,000,000 free datasets at the tip of your fingers!

# Yes, you read that correctly and no Quandl (http://www.quandl.com/) did not pay me anything.# Quandl is a new database management tool which seeks to become the place to find datasets.  They boast of having over 5x10^6 data sets available t...

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Why Blog?

May 2, 2013
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Why Blog?

The Blog Review ProcessA series of events in my life have lead me to reconsider the value of blogging.The Back StoryShort story: I got fired.Long story: Recently I was hired to write occasional blog posts for Quandl. They probably figured that due to m...

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