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Early bird registration for R in Insurance closes 30 May

May 24, 2016
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Early bird registration for R in Insurance closes 30 May

Hurry! The early bird registration offer for the 4th R in Insurance conference, 11 July 2016, at Cass Business School closes 30 May.This one-day conference will focus once more on applications in insurance and actuarial science that use R, the lingua...

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R in Insurance 2016 Programme

May 3, 2016
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R in Insurance 2016 Programme

We are delighted to announce that the programme for the 4th R in Insurance conference at Cass Business School in London, 11 July 2016, have been finalised. Register by the end of May to get the early bird booking fee.The organisers...

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New R package to access World Bank data

April 26, 2016
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Staying on top of new CRAN packages is quite a challenge nowadays. However, thanks to Dirk's CRANberries service I occasionally spot a new gem, such as wbstats, which appeared on CRAN last week. Similarly to the WDI package, wbstats offers an interface to the World Bank database.With the functions of wbstats the World Bank data can...

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Notes from 2nd Bayesian Mixer Meetup

April 19, 2016
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Notes from 2nd Bayesian Mixer Meetup

Last Friday the 2nd Bayesian Mixer Meetup (@BayesianMixer) took place at Cass Business School, thanks to Pietro Millossovich and Andreas Tsanakas, who helped to organise the event.Bayesian Mixer at CassFirst up was Davide De March talking about the challenges in biochemistry experimentation, which are often characterised by complex and...

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R in Insurance: Abstract submission closes end of March

March 18, 2016
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R in Insurance: Abstract submission closes end of March

Hurry! The abstract submission deadline for the 4th R in Insurance conference in London, 11 July 2015 is approaching soon. You have until the 28th of March to submit a one-page abstract for consideration. Both academic and practitioner proposals related to R are...

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Notes from the Kölner R meeting, 26 February 2016

March 1, 2016
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Notes from the Kölner R meeting, 26 February 2016

Last Friday the Cologne R user group came together for the 17th time. This time we were in for a special treatment, with two talks by psychologists! But, there was nothing to fear, we were in save hands, and for the first time we met at the new Microsoft office in Cologne.

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Next Kölner R User Meeting: Friday, 26 Feburary 2016

February 23, 2016
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Next Kölner R User Meeting: Friday, 26 Feburary 2016

The 17th Cologne R user group meeting is scheduled for this Friday, 26 February 2015. We have two talks, followed by networking drinks. Introduction to Bayesian Regression Models using Stan with the brms package - Paul-Christian Bürkner (Uni Münster)RKWard: A Graphical User Interface and Integrated Development Environment for Statistical Analysis with...

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Bayesian Mixer on Meetup

February 16, 2016
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Bayesian Mixer on Meetup

We had our first successful Bayesian Mixer Meetup last Friday night at the Artillery Arms!We expected about 15 - 20 people to turn up, when we booked the function room overlooking Bunhill Cemetery and Bayes' grave. Now, looking at the photos taken during the evening, it seems that our prior believe was pretty good.The event...

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Using SVG graphics in blog posts

February 9, 2016
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Using SVG graphics in blog posts

My traditional work flow for embedding R graphics into a blog post has been via a PNG files that I upload online. However, when I created a 'simple' graphic with only basic curves and triangles for a recent post, I noticed that the PNG output didn't look as crisp as I expected it to be. So, eventually I...

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First Bayesian Mixer Meeting in London

February 2, 2016
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First Bayesian Mixer Meeting in London

There is a nice pub between Bunhill Fields and the Royal Statistical Society in London: The Artillery Arms. Clearly, the perfect place to bring people together to talk about Bayesian Statistics. Well, that’s what Jon Sedar (@jonsedar, applied.ai) and I thought. Source: http://www.artillery-arms.co.uk/Hence, we’d like to organise a Bayesian Mixer...

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