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Automating R Scripts on Amazon EC2

June 9, 2011
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Automating R Scripts on Amazon EC2

Overview: How to setup R on an EC2 instance of Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) How to setup Apache Tomcat 6.0 web server and configuring it with basic authentication so that we can view our output from R on a password … Continue reading →

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EC2 Micro instance of RStudio

May 5, 2011
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EC2 Micro instance of RStudio

I wanted to see see if I could setup RStudio on a micro instance on Amazon EC2.  I thought it would be nice to have my own instance running in the cloud and why not use AWS free usage tier … Continue reading →

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Build instructions for R on Amazon EC2

May 4, 2011
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Build instructions for R on Amazon EC2

In this post, I will show: - How to create an Amazon EC2 micro instance - How to login to the EC2 instance using PuTTY - How to install the R source and build it. - Use R in the … Continue reading →

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Fun with twitteR: Osama bin Laden tweets

May 3, 2011
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Fun with twitteR: Osama bin Laden tweets

I thought it would be fun to play around with the R package twitteR , an R API into Twitter.  I decided to take the most prominent news story of the past few days, Osama bin Laden’s death, to see … Continue reading →

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R/Finance conference in Chicago – April 29, 2011 to April 30, 2011

May 2, 2011
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This was my first year to attend the R/Finance conference that focuses on the use R programming in applied finance.  I was unable to get out there until mid-morning on Friday, so I missed Jeff Ryan’s tutorial on Automated Trading … Continue reading →

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