Don't forget, this is the final week you can submit an abstract for the second R in Insurance conference. For more details see http://www.rininsurance.com and perhaps for inspiration review last year's programme.

Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin (John von Newman) Ms. Positive and Mr. Negative live in a one-dimensional world and are falling in love. But beginnings are not always easy. They have a big problem: none of them like the other’s neighborhood. Ms. Positive

You can use this tutorial in the ThinkToStartR package with: ThinkToStart(“SentimentCloud”,”KEYWORD”,# of tweets,”DATUMBOX API KEY”) Hey everybody, some days ago I created a wordcloud filled with tweets of a recent german news topic. And a lot of people asked me if I have some code how I created this cloud. And so here it is. …

Recently I found that My R Guru @ramnath_vaidya is developping a new visualization package rMaps. I was so excited when I saw it for the first time and I think that it's really awesome for plotting any data on a map....

Stochastic search variable selection (SSVS) identifies promising subsets of multiple regression covariates via Gibbs sampling (George and McCulloch 1993). Here’s a short SSVS demo with JAGS and R. Assume we have a multiple regression problem: We suspect only a subset of the elements of $\boldsymbol{\beta}$ are non-zero, i.e. some of the covariates have no effect. Assume $\boldsymbol{\beta}$...

Stochastic search variable selection (SSVS) identifies promising subsets of multiple regression covariates via Gibbs sampling (George and McCulloch 1993). Here’s a short SSVS demo with JAGS and R. Assume we have a multiple regression problem: We suspect only a subset of the elements of $boldsymbol{beta}$ are non-zero, i.e. some of the covariates have no effect. Assume $boldsymbol{beta}$ arises from...

Testing rCrimemap as a Self-Contained Web Page I've been learning more about rMaps and rCharts since the LondonR meeting. There are many amazing things you can do with rCharts but it does take time to learn all the tweaks. For example, I just discovered that the rMaps objects (like other rCharts ojects) can be...