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Occurrence of Alzheimer deaths in Netherlands

March 3, 2013
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Occurrence of Alzheimer deaths in Netherlands

I wanted to know a bit more about the number of people suffering from Alzheimer. It has been getting more attention and it runs in my family. From CBS (Statistics Netherlands) I pulled the data regarding the number of people dying from it. I am af...

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Earthquakes in Netherlands

February 24, 2013
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Earthquakes in Netherlands

In the Netherlands we have Natural Gas. Unfortunately winning this gas seems to cause some quakes. As quakes go, they are not strong. However, our buildings are not made to resist quakes, before 1986 they were unheard of, so there is some damage. It is now predicted they could get stronger and more frequent. This caused a bit of a...

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A look at strucchange and segmented

February 17, 2013
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A look at strucchange and segmented

After last week's post it was commented that strucchange and segmented would be more suitable for my purpose. I had a look at both. Strucchange can find a jump in a time series, which was what I was looking for. In contrast segmented is more suitable f...

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Finding a jump in data

February 9, 2013
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Finding a jump in data

The other day I saw a plot with some data with a clear jump in it. So I wondered if it were possible to determine the position of that jump. Data with a jump is easy enough made:library(ggplot2)n <- 100mydata <- data.frame(x=runif(n))mydata$...

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For descriptive statistics, values below LLOQ set to …

February 3, 2013
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For descriptive statistics, values below LLOQ set to …

That is what I read the other day. For calculation of descriptive statistics, values below the LLOQ (lower limit of quantification)  were set to.... Then I wondered, wasn't there a trick in JAGS to incorporate the presence of missing data while es...

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European Fishing

January 27, 2013
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European Fishing

I am playing around with Eurostat data and ggplot2 a bit more. As I progress it seems the plotting gets more easy, the data pre-processing a bit more simple and the surprises on the data stay.Eurostat dataThe data used are fish_fleet (number of ships) and fish_pr (production=catch+aquaculture). After a bit of year selection, 1992 and later, I decided to...

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Unemployment

January 20, 2013
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Unemployment

I want to exercise a bit more with ggplot2 and there is always data to be gotten from Eurostat which is interesting. In Netherlands the statistics agency (CBS) brought these headlines (translated with http://translate.google.nl/):Unemployment...

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European Migration

January 13, 2013
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European Migration

Last week on the radio I heard a story of southern Europeans and Irish looking for better times in northern Europe. I heard the tale of an Italian academic who left Italy to end up waiting tables in an Italian restaurant in the Netherlands. Obviously t...

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Sequential testing in a triangle test setting

January 6, 2013
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It is well known the binomial test never has an error of exactly 5%. You aim for at most 5%, calculate the number correct to get there and end up with an error of e.g 2%. This is a shame but there is no solution. However, it is also an opportunity; the...

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Speed skating 10 km

December 29, 2012
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Speed skating 10 km

It is winter which makes it time for one of Netherlands beloved sports: speed skating. Speed skating is done over various distances, but for me, the most beautiful is the 10 km. The top men do this in about 13 minutes. In this post I try to u...

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