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Why learn R?

March 1, 2011
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Why learn R?

I'm introducing R to a few colleagues this week and want to share why learning a software like R is important... Here are a few articles that explain it well... Other reasons?Importance of data science- Couple years ago Google's Chief Economist Hal Var...

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Why learn R?

March 1, 2011
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Why learn R?

I'm introducing R to a few colleagues this week and want to share why learning a software like R is important... Here are a few articles that explain it well... Other reasons?Importance of data science- Couple years ago Google's Chief Economist Hal Var...

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Stata or R – How to create dynamic variables in R?

February 16, 2011
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As we dig deeper into Stata or R debate, a few questions have come up.Question 1: One of the things Stata does well is the way it constructs new variables (see example below). How to do this in R? We can rewrite it as-is using for loops in R...

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Stata or R – How to create dynamic variables in R?

February 16, 2011
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As we dig deeper into Stata or R debate, a few questions have come up.Question 1: One of the things Stata does well is the way it constructs new variables (see example below). How to do this in R? We can rewrite it as-is using for loops in R...

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Stata or R

February 10, 2011
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Stata or R

Recently I came across a complex model written in Access with complex SQL queries all over the place. The engineer who was maintaining it and I did some analysis and agreed that the model was using SQL in an unnatural way (things SQL isn't good at) - c...

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Stata or R

February 10, 2011
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Stata or R

Recently I came across a complex model written in Access with complex SQL queries all over the place. The engineer who was maintaining it and I did some analysis and agreed that the model was using SQL in an unnatural way (things SQL isn't good at) - c...

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EPL Fantasy Football: Best overall, home and away teams

January 13, 2011
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EPL Fantasy Football: Best overall, home and away teams

I've refined the R code to pick the best fantasy soccer team by using more granular player performance data (available publicly). Here are the best overall, home and away teams. The constraints used are: 1) Number of goalkeepers = 12) Nu...

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EPL Fantasy Football: Best overall, home and away teams

January 13, 2011
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EPL Fantasy Football: Best overall, home and away teams

I've refined the R code to pick the best fantasy soccer team by using more granular player performance data (available publicly). Here are the best overall, home and away teams. The constraints used are: 1) Number of goalkeepers = 12) Nu...

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Batting and Bowling performance in Ashes 2010 – 2011

January 9, 2011
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Batting and Bowling performance in Ashes 2010 – 2011

English cricket is strong once again. And it is great to see that (after all they invented the gentleman's game).In a sharp contrast to previous tours of Australia, England outplayed Australia on their home ground in the recently concluded Ashes 2...

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Batting and Bowling performance in Ashes 2010 – 2011

January 9, 2011
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Batting and Bowling performance in Ashes 2010 – 2011

English cricket is strong once again. And it is great to see that (after all they invented the gentleman's game).In a sharp contrast to previous tours of Australia, England outplayed Australia on their home ground in the recently concluded Ashes 2...

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