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Looking at Measles Data in Project Tycho, part II

April 6, 2014
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Looking at Measles Data in Project Tycho, part II

Continuing from last week, I will now look at incidence rates of measles in the US. To recap, Project Tycho contains data from all weekly notifiable disease reports for the United States dating back to 1888. These data are freely available to any...

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Five Reasons to Teach Elementary Statistics With R: #1

April 5, 2014
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Five Reasons to Teach Elementary Statistics With R:  #1

Introduction Reason #1: Package mosaic Keeping Simple Things Simple Flow-Control for the Masses There is Much More References Introduction This is is first in a projected five-part series of posts aimed at colleagues who teach...

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Five Reasons to Teach Elementary Statistics With R: #1

April 5, 2014
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Five Reasons to Teach Elementary Statistics With R:  #1

Introduction Reason #1: Package mosaic Keeping Simple Things Simple Flow-Control for the Masses There is Much More References Introduction This is is first in a projected five-part series of posts aimed at colleagues who teach...

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Choose Your Own Data Adventure

April 5, 2014
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Choose Your Own Data Adventure

The question is: can we automate scientific discovery, and what might an interface to such a tool look like. I’ve been experimenting with automating simple and complex data analysis and report generation tasks for biological data and mostly using R and LATEX. You can see some of my progress and challenges encountered in the presentation

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Scraping organism metadata for Treebase repositories from GOLD using Python and R

Scraping organism metadata for Treebase repositories from GOLD using Python and R I recently wanted to get hold of habitat/phenotype/sequencing metadata for the individual organisms of an archived Treebase project.) The GOLD database holds more than 18000 full genomes. For many of these it provides pretty good metadata (GOLDcards) which are indirectly linked to...

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Two R tutorials for beginners

Two R tutorials for beginners I am currently in the process of rescuing some of the pages from my now defunct datajujitsu.co.uk blogger blog and moving to this Github/Clojure/Bootstrap version. I also today gave a tutorial to the University of Manche...

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Functional programming in R

Functional programming in R

Functional programming in R This post is based on a talk I gave at the Manchester R User Group on functional programming in R on May 2nd 2013. The original slides can be found here This post is about functional programming, why it is at the heart of the R language and how it can hopefully help you...

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Mapping academic collaborations in Evolutionary Biology

Mapping academic collaborations in Evolutionary Biology

Mapping academic collaborations in Evolutionary Biology This post is a repubication of a visualisation I did in 2011 for my (now defunct) datajujitsu.co.uk blog. It was a naive first attempt at web-scraping from an academic publishers website. It was done before I was aware of the problems surrounding access to, and text-mining of, online academic content hosted by...

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R for Open Science

April 4, 2014
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FastCompany magazine recently published an in-depth feature on Open Science, with a focus on the R language and the ROpenSci project. If you're not familiar with ROpenSci, the article gives a nice introduction from Ted Hart, a member of the ROpenSci development team: A big sea change was the need to meet digital formatting requirements of scientific data. Hart...

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Some R Resources for GLMs

April 3, 2014
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Some R Resources for GLMs

by Joseph Rickert Generalized Linear Models have become part of the fabric of modern statistics, and logistic regression, at least, is a “go to” tool for data scientists building classification applications. The ready availability of good GLM software and the interpretability of the results logistic regression makes it a good baseline classifier. Moreover, Paul Komarek argues that, with a...

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