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The Race to the F1 2012 Drivers’ Championship – Initial Sketches

November 16, 2012
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The Race to the F1 2012 Drivers’ Championship – Initial Sketches

In part inspired by the chart described in The electoral map sans the map, I thought I’d start mulling over a quick sketch showing the race to the 2012 Formula One Drivers’ Championship. The chart needs to show tension somehow, so in this first really quick and simple rough sketch, you really do have to

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Bottom-up creation of data-driven capabilities: automate your work

November 15, 2012
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My previous post on how to transform an organization into a more data-driven version of itself made a pretty big assumption that often doesn’t hold true. I assumed that people in the organization wanted their company or agency to become more data-driven. I think almost everyone says they want that if asked. I even think

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How to choose your next holidays destination – Uniform distribution on a sphere

November 14, 2012
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How to choose your next holidays destination – Uniform distribution on a sphere

If you want to choose randomly your next holidays destination, you are likely to process in a way which is certainly biased. Especially if you choose randomly the latitude and the longitude. A bit like they do in this lovely advertising (For those of y...

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Big Data ETL and Big Data Analysis

November 14, 2012
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Big Data ETL and Big Data Analysis

I was at Strata New York 2012 last month. Great conference! Thanks O'Reilly media for assembling the industry leaders and running it well.I understand it was too crowded for some of my out-of-town friends. Stepping out to the streets of mid-town Manhat...

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On Box-Cox transform in regression models

November 13, 2012
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On Box-Cox transform in regression models

A few days ago, a former student of mine, David, contacted me about Box-Cox tests in linear models. It made me look more carefully at the test, and I do not understand what is computed, to be honest. Let us start with something simple, like a linea...

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Trees with the rpart package

November 13, 2012
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Trees with the rpart package

What are trees? Trees (also called decision trees, recursive partitioning) are a simple yet powerful tool in predictive statistics. The idea is to split the covariable space into many partitions and to fit a constant model of the response variable in each partition. In case of regression, the mean...

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My first R GUI

November 13, 2012
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My first R GUI

This post is a huge jump from the last two - this is not for beginners!! But if you've ever considered building a GUI in R, looked at some of the online documentation, gotten scared, and decided not to, read this!!! Ok here goes. Dorian Auto GUI Setup: I built this for a school project. The basic problem setup is from...

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Benchmarking bigglm

November 13, 2012
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By Joseph Rickert In a recent blog post, David Smith reported on a talk that Steve Yun and I gave at STRATA in NYC about building and benchmarking Poisson GLM models on various platforms. The results presented showed that the rxGlm function from Revolution Analytics’ RevoScaleR package running on a five node cluster outperformed a Map Reduce/ Hadoop implementation...

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Comparing Shiny with gWidgetsWWW2.rapache

November 12, 2012
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(A guest post by John Verzani) A few days back the RStudio blog announced Shiny, a new product for easily creating interactive web applications (http://www.rstudio.com/shiny/). I wanted to compare this new framework to one I’ve worked on, gWidgetsWWW2.rapache – a version of …Read more »

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Terrain effects on SUHI estimates

November 9, 2012
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Terrain effects on SUHI estimates

Introduction Zhang and Imhoff (2010)  pdf here utilized NLCD impervious surface area (ISA), Olson biomes, and MODIS Land Surface temperature (LST) to estimate the magnitude of UHI in large cities across the US.  Peng  employed a   similar approach in studying 419 large cities ( population greater than 1m ) around world. Peng’s work suggests a limit or

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