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Bayesian ANOVA for sensory panel profiling data

April 30, 2012
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Bayesian ANOVA for sensory panel profiling data

In this post it is examined if it is possible to use Bayesian methods and specifically JAGS to analyze sensory profiling data. The aim is not to obtain different results, but rather to confirm that the results are fairly similar. The data used is the c...

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Tuning GAMBoost

April 23, 2012
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Tuning GAMBoost

This post describes some of the simulation results which I obtained with the GAMBoost package. The aim of these simulations is to get a feel what I should tune and what I should not tune with GAMBoost. SetupIn the GAMBoost package one can tune qui...

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Predicting apple liking from instrumental data

April 8, 2012
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Predicting apple liking from instrumental data

In this post I will examine if the individual models from previous posts together would make a good predictive model. Obviously, predictive capability is different from descriptive capability, predictions usually have a more simple model. As there was ...

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Linking apples liking to analytical data

April 2, 2012
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Linking apples liking to analytical data

This post describes the last puzzle piece of the model. The link of instrumental to sensory data. Together with the previous pieces this leads to a model starting from physico-chemical measurements, to sensory data, to consumers' perception and finally...

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Linking apple liking to sensory

March 24, 2012
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Linking apple liking to sensory

Previously it was seen that apple liking was related to consumers scores for juiciness and sweetness. It would be most nice if these scores can be linked to sensory scores. Thus a three block model would result:A block with sensory data describing how ...

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Liking of apples – more than juiciness

March 18, 2012
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Liking of apples – more than juiciness

In a previous blog it was shown using literature data that liking of apples was related to juiciness. However, there were some questionsIs the relation linear or slightly curved? The variation in liking around CJuiciness is large. Are more explana...

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Liking of apples – some data to link

March 15, 2012
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Liking of apples – some data to link

I browsed through a paper by Peneau et al. (J. Sensory Studies, 2007) where they have nice data on apples; consumer evaluation, sensory evaluation and instrumental measurements. I think these are interesting data to examine if these variable blocks can...

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R index between two products is somewhat dependent on other products

March 12, 2012
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R index between two products is somewhat dependent on other products

I explained earlier how R-index is used in sensory is used to examine ranking data. The legitimization to use R-index is in the link with d' and with Mann-Whitney statistic. In this post I show there is a dependence on the number of products and p...

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Detour in taste wordclouds

March 10, 2012
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I read Mining Twitter for consumer attitudes towards hotels in my feed of R-bloggers. That reminded me that I intended to look at generating wordclouds for salt and MSG at some point. Salt, or sodium is linked to hypertension, which is linked...

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Russian elections

March 6, 2012
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Russian elections

Just a few words about the Russian election. I read this entry http://www.badscience.net/2012/03/is-there-statistical-evidence-of-fraud-in-the-russian-election-data/ and thought to look for myself. For me it seems the data is not good enough ...

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