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Timeline charts with googleVis

March 18, 2014
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Last year at the Google I/O conference Mitchell Foley presented new developments of the Google Chart Tools API and one of the new features he mentioned were timeline charts (about 6 min into the talk). Timeline charts are a great way of visualising different dates/events over time and are now also supported by googleVis...

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googleVis code development moved to GitHub

March 11, 2014
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googleVis code development moved to GitHub

After nearly 4 years of developing googleVis on Google Code with SVN we decided to move to GitHub. The main reason was that Google stopped the facility of hosting pre-CRAN builds of the package for user testing. The devtools package on the other hand m...

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Review: Kölner R Meeting 26 Feburary 2014

March 4, 2014
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Review: Kölner R Meeting 26 Feburary 2014

Last week's Cologne R user group meeting was all about R and databases. We had three talks from a generic overview on how to connect R to databases, to a specific example with kdb+ and perhaps the future with ArangoDB, a NoSQL database.Connecting R with databasesDiego de Castillo's talk focused on the use of relational databases, such...

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Next Kölner R User Meeting: 26 February 2014

February 25, 2014
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Next Kölner R User Meeting: 26 February 2014

The next Cologne R user group meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, 26 February 2014. We are delighted to welcome: Diego de Castillo: R and databases Kim Kuen Tang: Hands on using R and kdb+ together Frank Celler: ArangoDB (Lightning Talk) Further details and the agenda are available on our KölnRUG Meetup site. Please sign up if you would like to come...

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R in Insurance 2014 Conference Poster

February 20, 2014
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R in Insurance 2014 Conference Poster

Here is the poster for the 2nd R in Insurance conference on Monday 14 July 2014 at Cass Business School in London:R in Insurance 2014 conference poster. Download PDF versionImportant dead lines to keep in mind:Abstract submissions: 28 March 2014Early b...

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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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