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H2O, Domino & Kaggle Quick-Start Guide and RUGSMAPS2

September 22, 2014
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H2O, Domino & Kaggle Quick-Start Guide and RUGSMAPS2

Following up on my previous posts about H2O Deep Learning (TTTAR1) and RUGSMAPS (TTTAR2), here is a quick update on two interesting things I have been working on: a Kaggle tutorial and a new RUGSMAPS app.Short Tutorials based on a Kaggle CompetitionFirst of all, I would like to share with...

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TTTAR2: My First Shiny App with Bootstrap – #RUGSMAPS

August 26, 2014
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TTTAR2: My First Shiny App with Bootstrap – #RUGSMAPS

Thing To Try After useR! part 2 (TTTAR2) Originally, this post was supposed to be a sequel to TTTAR1 about h2o machine learning. Since TTTAR1 I have been carrying out more h2o tests both locally and on the cloud with the very kind support of Nick Elprin from Domino. The more...

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Things to try after useR! – Part 1: Deep Learning with H2O

July 25, 2014
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Things to try after useR! – Part 1: Deep Learning with H2O

Annual R User Conference 2014The useR! 2014 conference was a mind-blowing experience. Hundreds of R enthusiasts and the beautiful UCLA campus, I am really glad that I had the chance to attend! The only problem is that, after a few days of non-stop R talks, I was (and still am) completely overwhelmed...

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rCharts Parcoords x Simpsons x Blocks

June 6, 2014
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rCharts Parcoords x Simpsons x Blocks

Interactive Parallel Coordinates with Multiple ColoursFor my research project, I need a tool to visualise results from multi-objective optimisations. Below is one of my early attempts using base R and parcoord in the MASS package, I have no problem using them for publication. However, these charts are all static. For...

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Towards (Yet) Another R Colour Palette Generator. Step One: Quentin Tarantino.

May 27, 2014
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Towards (Yet) Another R Colour Palette Generator. Step One: Quentin Tarantino.

Why?I love colours, I love using colours even more. Unfortunately, I have to admit that I don't understand colours well enough to use them properly. It is the same frustration that I had about one year ago when I first realised that I couldn't plot anything better than the defaults in Excel and Matlab! It...

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Updates on Interactive rCrimemap, rBlocks … and the Packt offer!

March 21, 2014
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Updates on Interactive rCrimemap, rBlocks … and the Packt offer!

Testing rCrimemap as a Self-Contained Web Page I've been learning more about rMaps and rCharts since the LondonR meeting. There are many amazing things you can do with rCharts but it does take time to learn all the tweaks. For example, I just discovered that the rMaps objects (like other rCharts ojects) can be...

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The #rBlocks Experiments

March 19, 2014
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The #rBlocks Experiments

What's this ? Where should I start? OK, the story goes like this ... rBlocks: A port of #ipythonblocks to #rstats http://t.co/iMMRPCxQIN @simplystats @gvwilson @hadleywickham...

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Slidify my R journey from @matlabulous to rCrimemap

March 12, 2014
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Slidify my R journey from @matlabulous to rCrimemap

My LondonR Talk Thanks to Mango Solutions (LondonR organiser), I was given the opportunity last night to talk about my mini project ‘CrimeMap’. Instead of going through all the technical details behind the scenes, I chose to talk the audience through my R journey from a noob to a heavy user. CrimeMap was used as a...

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CrimeMap, LondonR and a Book Review

January 22, 2014
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CrimeMap, LondonR and a Book Review

In preparation for my LondonR talk in March, I am polishing up my CrimeMap (see previous blog post here and here) in my spare time. Thanks to Chris Beeley and Packt, I won a free e-copy of Chris Beeley’s book following his great talk about...

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Introducing CrimeMap – A Web App Powered by ShinyApps!

November 29, 2013
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Introducing CrimeMap – A Web App Powered by ShinyApps!

A few months ago I did a mini project using open crime data and R to create crime visualisations. At that time, I was already thinking about a web app using Shiny but I couldn't justify the time to develop the app and then set up a server etc. Not unti...

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