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BCEA 1.3.0

June 18, 2013
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BCEA 1.3.0

After months of work (although to be fair, we haven't worked 100% full time on this), Andrea and I are nearly ready to publish the next release of BCEA. Andrea has done a brilliant job and is responsible for most of the good new features (NB: see ...

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Big in Japan

June 13, 2013
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Big in Japan

Inspired by this post on R-bloggers, I decided to check how BCEA was doing. Unfortunately, it does not feature in the top 100 most downloaded R packages. However, I think it's doing well $-$ considering the book (which is the main medium of advertising of the package) has...

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Running time

June 10, 2013
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Running time

Marta and I are doing some re-analysis of our Eurovision contest (some context here and here). We have slightly modified our original model (mostly, I have navigated the mess in Marta's notation $-$ it's OK: I'm not at risk of her mighty wrath, as I've...

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UseR 2013

June 4, 2013
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UseR 2013

Although the programme is quite interesting, I am not really involved in this conference (in fact I'm not even going $-$ even though, sometimes, I think it would be nice to spend the whole summer away at conferences!).But Vir has just put this pic...

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What the BBC isn’t telling you

April 30, 2013
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What the BBC isn’t telling you

Yesterday Gareth pointed me to this article on the BBC website. The underlying story has to do with Meredith Kercher's murder and the subsequent trial involving mainly her flat-mate Amanda Knox, in Perugia (Italy). As often in these grue...

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Posteriors vs predictives

April 26, 2013
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Karl Saliba writes with some queries about our football paper, which I have already discussed on the blog here. He says:Thanks to the code in the appendix I could easily replicate (by using WinBUGS) a similar analysis on any football league of my ...

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Job advert

March 12, 2013
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Job advert

We finally got around to prepare everything we needed to advertise the position which will be available in the MRC grant we've been awarded last year.The project will run for 30 months and we're looking for a post-doctoral candidate to work on the Rese...

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(Dis)Utility

January 13, 2013
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Mart Janssen writes me that he's tried to run the examples for BCEA and pointed out a problem $-$ it all boiled down to a missing script, really, but thanks Mart (if you're reading this)!I've now fixed the problem by updating the file Ut...

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Italian elections (1)

December 19, 2012
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Italian elections (1)

You'd think that the last week before the holidays would be very quiet and not much would be going on. Well, if you did, you'd be wrong, I guess, as the last few days have been quite busy (for many reasons). Anyway, I managed to track down some be...

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Nataniele Argento

December 13, 2012
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Nataniele Argento

Effectively, the Italian election campaign is already in full swing, so I tried to start collecting some data to see what we are about to face. If I have time and manage to get some good data, I'll try to replicate the analysis I made for the US election (surely Italy needs its own version of 

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