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Evaluating Quandl Data Quality

November 15, 2013
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Quandl has indexed millions of time-series datasets from over 400 sources. All of Quandl’s datasets are open and free. This is great news but before performing any backtest using Quandl data, I want to compare it with a trusted source: Bloomberg for the purpose of this post. I will focus only on daily Futures data here

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Visualizing neural networks in R – update

November 14, 2013
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Visualizing neural networks in R – update

In my last post I said I wasn’t going to write anymore about neural networks (i.e., multilayer feedforward perceptron, supervised ANN, etc.). That was a lie. I’ve received several requests to update the neural network plotting function described in the original post. As previously explained, R does not provide a lot of options for visualizing

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Announcing Packrat

November 14, 2013
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Announcing Packrat

We’re excited to announce Packrat, a new tool for managing the packages your R project depends on. If you’ve ever been frustrated by package dependencies, whether juggling the packages needed by your own projects or getting someone else’s project to work, Packrat is for you. Similar in spirit to Bundler, Packrat understands package dependencies and

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…start using R, from scratch!

November 14, 2013
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…start using R, from scratch!

Some time ago, since I was able to use R by myself, have found some fellows and other people who wanted to learn R as well. Then I pointed them to help pages, to CRAN repositories… but in some cases … Sigue leyendo →

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The RAppArmor Package: Enforcing Security Policies in R Using Dynamic Sandboxing on Linux

November 14, 2013
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The RAppArmor Package: Enforcing Security Policies in R Using Dynamic Sandboxing on Linux

An article called The RAppArmor Package: Enforcing Security Policies in R Using Dynamic Sandboxing on Linux has appeared in the latest volume of he Journal of Statistical Software: http://www.jstatsoft.org/v55/i07. The RAppArmor package is one of the foundations of the OpenCPU framework. It protects against malicious use and excessive use of hardware...

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The RAppArmor Package: Enforcing Security Policies in R Using Dynamic Sandboxing on Linux

November 14, 2013
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The RAppArmor Package: Enforcing Security Policies in R Using Dynamic Sandboxing on Linux

An article called The RAppArmor Package: Enforcing Security Policies in R Using Dynamic Sandboxing on Linux has appeared in the latest volume of he Journal of Statistical Software: http://www.jstatsoft.org/v55/i07. The RAppArmor package is one of the foundations of the OpenCPU framework. It protects against malicious use and excessive use of hardware...

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Trying to reduce the memory overhead when using mclapply

November 14, 2013
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Trying to reduce the memory overhead when using mclapply

I am currently trying to understand how to reduce the memory used by mclapply. This function is rather complicated and others have explained the differences versus parLapply (A_Skelton73, 2013; Read more »

What makes us happy? Let’s look at data to find out.

November 13, 2013
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What makes us happy?  Let’s look at data to find out.

I’ve had a lot of different jobs over the past 4 years, and I’ve had some incredible experiences along the way. Lately, I’ve been struggling with what to do next. Or perhaps more accurately, I’ve been struggling with how to de...

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What makes us happy? Lets look at data to find out.

November 13, 2013
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What makes us happy?  Lets look at data to find out.

I've had a lot of different jobs over the past 4 years, and I've had some incredible experiences along the way. Lately, I've been struggling with what to do next. Or perhaps more accurately, I've been struggling with how to decide what to do next. Decisions that seem obvious in hindsight are tough to come to grips with beforehand,...

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Parallel R (and air travel)

Parallel R (and air travel)

My heart sinks a little when I check on my laptop in the morning and the computation I started the night before still hasn’t finished. Even when the data I’m playing with isn’t particularly.... large... (I’m not going to say it), I have a knack for choosing expensive algorithms late at night. Because of my »more

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