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Toronto Data Science Group – A Survey of Data Visualization Techniques and Practice

February 23, 2014
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Recently I spoke at the Toronto Data Science group. The folks at Mozilla were kind enough to record it and put it on Air, so here it is for your viewing pleasure (and critique):Overall it was quite well received. Aside from the usual omg does my voice ...

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Programmatically download political science data with the psData package

February 23, 2014
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A lot of progress has been made on improving political scientists’ ability to access data ‘programmatically’, e.g. data can be downloaded with source code R. Packages such as WDI for World Bank Development Indicator and dvn for many data sets stored on the Dataverse Network make it much easier for political scientists to use this data...

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Pimping your forest plot

February 23, 2014
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Pimping your forest plot

In order to celebrate my Gmisc-package being on CRAN I decided to pimp up the forestplot2 function. I had a post on this subject and one of the suggestions I got from the comments was the ability to change the default box marker to something else. This idea had been in my mind for a while and I therefore...

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qdap 1.1.0 Released on CRAN

February 23, 2014
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qdap 1.1.0 Released on CRAN

We’re very pleased to announce the release of qdap 1.1.0 This is the fourth installment of the qdap package available at CRAN. Major development has taken place since the last CRAN update. The qdap package automates many of the tasks … Continue reading →

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RcppBDT 0.2.2

February 22, 2014
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A new maintenance release of the RcppBDT package is now on CRAN. There is no new code in this; it mainly accomodates a request by CRAN to standardize the \code{Imports:} and \code{Depends:} relationships in the \code{DESCRIPTION} file. We also updated...

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Interactive exploration of a prior’s impact

February 21, 2014
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Interactive exploration of a prior’s impact

The probably most frequent criticism of Bayesian statistics sounds something like “It’s all subjective – with the ‘right’ prior, you can get any result you want.”. In order to approach this criticism it has been suggested to do a sensitivity analysis (or robustness analysis), that demonstrates how the choice of priors affects the conclusions drawn

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Forecasting within limits

February 21, 2014
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Forecasting within limits

It is common to want forecasts to be positive, or to require them to be within some specified range . Both of these situations are relatively easy to handle using transformations. Positive forecasts To impose a positivity constraint, simply work on the log scale. With the forecast package in R, this can be handled by specifying the Box-Cox parameter...

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The gap between data mining and predictive models

February 20, 2014
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The gap between data mining and predictive models

The Facebook data science blog shared some fun data explorations this Valentine’s Day in Carlos Greg Diuk’s “The Formation of Love”. They are rightly receiving positive interest in and positive reviews of their work (for example Robinson Meyer’s Atlantic article). The finding is also a great opportunity to discuss the gap between cool data mining Related posts:

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Control R from Excel

February 20, 2014
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Control R from Excel

Here is a simple script modified from univie.ac.at that you can just run in R. Follow the instructions in the ensuing dilaogue boxes after running the script. This RExcel interface will help you if you tend to work with people whose knowledge of R is ...

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Merge by City and State in R

February 20, 2014
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Often, you'll need to merge two data frames based on multiple variables. For this example, we'll use the common case of needing to merge by city and state.First, you need to read in both your data sets:# import city coordinate data:coords <- read.cs...

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