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Adding labels within lattice panels by group

February 18, 2014
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Adding labels within lattice panels by group

The other day I had data that showed the development of many products over time. I grouped the products into categories and visualised the data as line graphs in lattice. But instead of adding an extensive legend to the plot I wanted to add labels to each line's latest point. How do you do that? It turns out that...

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Registration for the 2014 ‘R in Insurance’ conference has opened

February 13, 2014
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Registration for the 2014 ‘R in Insurance’ conference has opened

The registration for the second conference on R in Insurance on Monday 14 July 2014 at Cass Business School in London has opened. This one-day conference will focus again on applications in insurance and actuarial science that use R, the lingua franca for statistical computation. Topics covered may include actuarial statistics, capital modelling, pricing, reserving,...

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Does sexual activity change with age?

February 4, 2014
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Does sexual activity change with age?

Recently the Guardian's Data Blog reported about the results from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles in the UK. One of the questions asked in the survey was if the participants had sex in the last four weeks. The results - a ...

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Binomial testing with buttered toast

January 28, 2014
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Rasmus' post of last week on binomial testing made me think about p-values and testing again. In my head I was tossing coins, thinking about gender diversity and toast. The toast and tossing a buttered toast in particular was the most helpful thought experiment, as I didn't have a fixed opinion on the probabilities for a toast to...

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Fun with the Raspberry Pi

January 21, 2014
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Fun with the Raspberry Pi

Since Christmas I have been playing around with a Raspberry Pi. It is certainly not the fastest computer, but what a great little toy! Here are a few experiences and online resources that I found helpful. SetupInitially I connected the Raspberry Pi via HDMI to a TV; together with keyboard, mouse and an old USB Wifi adapter....

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How many more R-bloggers posts can I expect?

January 14, 2014
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How many more R-bloggers posts can I expect?

I noticed that the monthly number of posts on R-bloggers stopped increasing over the last year. Indeed, the last couple of months saw a decline in posts compared to the previous year. Thus, has most been said and written about R already? Who knows? Wel...

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Whale charts – Visualising customer profitability

January 7, 2014
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Whale charts – Visualising customer profitability

The Christmas and New Year's break is over, yet there is still time to return unwanted presents. Return to Santa was the title of an article in the Economist that highlighted the impact on online retailers, as return rates can be alarmingly high. The article quotes a study by Christian Schulze of the Frankfurt School...

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Review: Kölner R Meeting 13 December 2013

December 17, 2013
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Review: Kölner R Meeting 13 December 2013

Last week's Cologne R user group meeting was the best attended so far. Well, we had a great line up indeed. Matt Dowle came over from London to give an introduction to the data.table package. He was joined by his collaborator Arun Srinivasan, who is based in Cologne. Their talk was followed by Thomas Rahlf on Datendesign...

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Next Kölner R User Meeting: 13 December 2013

December 10, 2013
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Next Kölner R User Meeting: 13 December 2013

Quick reminder: The next Cologne R user group meeting is scheduled for this Friday, 13 December 2013. We are delighted to welcome: Matt Dowle and Arun Srinivasan: Introduction to data.table Thomas Rahlf: Book presentation - Datendesign mit R Further details and the agenda are available on our KölnRUG Meetup site. Please sign up if you would like to...

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R in Insurance Conference, London, 14 July 2014

December 3, 2013
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R in Insurance Conference, London, 14 July 2014

Following the very positive feedback that Andreas and I have received from delegates of the first R in Insurance conference in July of this year, we are planning to repeat the event next year. We have already reserved a bigger auditorium. The second conference on R in Insurance will be held on Monday 14 July 2014...

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