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R Conferences: Europe 2016

April 28, 2016
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R Conferences: Europe 2016

by Joseph Rickert Answering email queries from friends and acquaintances from around the world wanting to attend useR! 2016 has been painful. It is amazing that the conference sold out a full two months before its start, but upon reflection, not unbelievable. From its inception useR! has been an "academic" conference both in spirit and location. Including this year's...

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A Data Scientist’s Perspective on Microsoft R

April 26, 2016
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A Data Scientist’s Perspective on Microsoft R

by Lixun Zhang, Data Scientist at Microsoft As a data scientist, I have experience with R. Naturally, when I was first exposed to Microsoft R Open (MRO, formerly Revolution R Open) and Microsoft R Server (MRS, formerly Revolution R Enterprise), I wanted to know the answers for 3 questions: What do R, MRO, and MRS have in common? What’s...

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Get ready for R/Finance 2016

April 21, 2016
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Get ready for R/Finance 2016

by Joseph Rickert R/Finance 2016 is less than a month away and, as always, I am very much looking forward to it. In past years, I have elaborated on what puts it among my favorite conferences even though I am not a finance guy. R/Finance is small, single track and intense with almost no fluff. And scattered among the...

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Get Involved with the R Consortium

April 14, 2016
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Get Involved with the R Consortium

by Joseph Rickert The R Consortium, the non-profit trade organization formed under the Linux Foundation to support the R language and the R Community, is beginning to build real momentum. First of all, two new companies recently joined the Consortium: Avant which provides online personal and auto loans and Procogia, a consulting firm that helps companies make data-driven business...

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Book Review: Graphical Data Analysis with R

April 7, 2016
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Book Review: Graphical Data Analysis with R

by Joseph Rickert Basically, there are two kinds of graphics or plots you can make from a data set: (1) those that allow you to see what is going on with the data, and (2) those you make to communicate what you have found to someone else. When making the first kind, you want to select plots that will...

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An Analysis of Traffic Violation Data with SQL Server and R

April 6, 2016
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An Analysis of Traffic Violation Data with SQL Server and R

By Srini Kumar, Director of Data Science at Microsoft Who does not hate being stopped and given a traffic ticket? Invariably, we think that something is not fair that we got it and everyone else did not. I am no different, and living in the SF Bay Area, I have often wondered if I could get the data about...

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What’s new on CRAN: March 2016

March 31, 2016
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What’s new on CRAN: March 2016

by Joseph Rickert Packages continue to flood into CRAN at a rate the challenges the sanity of anyone trying to keep up with what's new. So far this month, more than 190 packages have been added. Here is a my view of what's interesting in this March madness. The launch_tutorial() function from the RtutoR package by Anup Nair launches...

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Learning from Learning Curves

March 29, 2016
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Learning from Learning Curves

by Bob Horton, Senior Data Scientist, Microsoft This is a follow-up to my earlier post on learning curves. A learning curve is a plot of predictive error for training and validation sets over a range of training set sizes. Here we’re using simulated data to explore some fundamental relationships between training set size, model complexity, and prediction error. Start...

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Get ready for the New York R Conference

March 24, 2016
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Get ready for the New York R Conference

by Joseph Rickert Last year, I wrote the New York R Conference “set the bar pretty darn high for a first time conference”. Not only was there an outstanding lineup of speakers, but the energy and enthusiasm that conference attendees brought with them, or maybe just generated on the spot, was remarkable. This year I am definitely looking forward...

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Scoring R Models with Excel

March 17, 2016
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Scoring R Models with Excel

by Joseph Rickert In a post late last year, my colleague and fellow blogger, Andrie de Vries described enhancements to the AzureML R package that makes it easy to publish R functions that consume data frames as Azure Web Services. A very nice consequence is that it is now feasible to develop predictive models in R and enable the...

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