# Blog Archives

## Notes from the Kölner R meeting, 18 September 2015

September 22, 2015
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Last Friday the Cologne R user group came together for the 15th time. Since its inception over three years ago the group evolved from a small gathering in a pub into an active data science community, covering wider topics than just R. Still, R is the link and clue between the different interests. Last Friday's agenda was a...

## Next Kölner R User Meeting: Friday, 18 September 2015

September 15, 2015
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The 15th Cologne R user group meeting is scheduled for this Friday, 18 September 2015 and we have a full agenda with three talks followed by networking drinks. R in big data pipeline with luigi (Yuki Katoh)R in big data pipeline: Put your awesome R codes into production. Learn how to build...

## Bayesian regression models using Stan in R

September 1, 2015
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It seems the summer is coming to end in London, so I shall take a final look at my ice cream data that I have been playing around with to predict sales statistics based on temperature for the last couple of weeks , , .Here I will use the new brms (GitHub, CRAN) package...

## Visualising the predictive distribution of a log-transformed linear model

August 25, 2015
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Last week I presented visualisations of theoretical distributions that predict ice cream sales statistics based on linear and generalised linear models, which I introduced in an earlier post.Theoretical distributionsToday I will take a closer look at t...

## Visualising theoretical distributions of GLMs

August 18, 2015
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Two weeks ago I discussed various linear and generalised linear models in R using ice cream sales statistics. The data showed not surprisingly that more ice cream was sold at higher temperatures.icecream temp=c(11.9, 14.2, 15.2, 16.4, 17.2, 18.1, 18.5, 19.4, 22.1, 22.6, 23.4, 25.1), units=c(185L, 215L,...

## Generalised Linear Models in R

August 4, 2015
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Linear models are the bread and butter of statistics, but there is a lot more to it than taking a ruler and drawing a line through a couple of points.Some time ago Rasmus Bååth published an insightful blog article about how such models could be described from a distribution centric point of view, instead of...

## Notes from the 3rd R in Insurance Conference

July 28, 2015
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Photo: Arthur CharpentierThe R in Insurance conference in Amsterdam was a sold out success! Congratulations to the organising committee at the University of Amsterdam, and many thanks to our sponsors:Milliman, RStudio, CYBAEA, Deloitte, a.s.r., Triple ...

July 14, 2015
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Over the weekend we released version 0.2.1 of the ChainLadder package for claims reserving on CRAN. New FeaturesNew function PaidIncurredChain by Fabio Concina, based on the 2010 Merz & Wüthrich paper Paid-incurred chain claims reserving methodFunctions plot.MackChainLadder and plot.BootChainLadder gained new argument which, allowing users to specify which sub-plot to display. Thanks to Christophe...

## Adding mathematical notations to R plots

July 6, 2015
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I have to admit that I find the plotmath expressions in R a little fiddly to annotate plots with mathematical notation. Apparently I am not the only one, but Stefano Meschiari did actually something about it. A few days ago his package latex2exp appear...

## Notes from the Kölner R meeting, 26 June 2015

June 30, 2015
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Last Friday the Cologne R user group came together for the 14th time, and for the first time we met at Startplatz, a start-up incubator venue. The venue was excellent, not only did they provide us with a much larger room, but also with the whole infrastructure, including table-football and drinks. Many thanks to Kirill for organising all...