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Creating your Jekyll-Bootstrap powered blog for R blogging

November 9, 2013
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Creating your Jekyll-Bootstrap powered blog for R blogging

As you might have noticed, I recently decided to move Fellgernon Bit from Tumblr to GitHub. There are a couple of reasons why I made this change. I wanted a more professional-looking blog. There are not many R blogs on Tumblr, and well, long text posts are not really meant for Tumblr. Better code highlighting. I had enabled R code highlighting...

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CRAN now has 5000 R packages

November 8, 2013
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CRAN now has 5000 R packages

Prof. Ripley today announced on the r-devel mailing list that CRAN now has it's 5000th R package: Package 'quint' brought the number of packages on CRAN (for all platforms: some are Windows-only or non-Windows only) to 5000 a few minutes ago: see http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/index.html. That's quite a milestone! The number of CRAN packages has been increasing rapidly recently, as the...

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Hurricanes and Reproducible Research

November 8, 2013
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Hurricanes and Reproducible Research

On vacation with my family this week and that means I have a few minutes now and again to read. One of the books I brought along is Christopher Gandrud’s excellent “Reproducible Research with R and RStudio”. Looking for some data as a test project, I latched onto Hurricane data. Folly Beach was hit pretty

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Financial Data Accessible from R – part III

November 8, 2013
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I came across a new source of data which I think is really worth sharing: ThinkNum. It gathers around 2,000 sources of data but more importantly it allows the user to manipulate this data via functions and graphics and there is an R package available on CRAN. Interested readers can find a very good post

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Replication of few graphs/charts in base R, ggplot2, and rCharts

November 7, 2013
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In this post, I use a simulated dataset (7 variables -3 factor and 4 numeric - and a sample size of 50) to create graphs/charts using base R, and replicate them using ggplot2, and rCharts. This is not an attempt to create an exhaustive database of grap...

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Towards the R package sheldus, Part 1: Natural Disaster Losses in the US in 2012

November 7, 2013
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Towards the R package sheldus, Part 1: Natural Disaster Losses in the US in 2012

The SHELDUS database, short for Spatial Hazard Events and Losses Database in the United States (http://webra.cas.sc.edu/hvri/products/sheldus.aspx), from the University of South Carolina, is a  database on human and property losses from natural di...

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The R Backpages

November 7, 2013
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The R Backpages

by Joseph Rickert As an avid newspaper reader (I still get the print edition of the New York Times delivered every Sunday morning) I have always thought that some of the most interesting news is to be found in the back pages. So, in that spirit here are some things that I thought might be fit to print. Plotly...

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College Basketball: Presence in the NBA over Time

November 7, 2013
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College Basketball: Presence in the NBA over Time

Interested in practicing a bit of web-scraping, I decided to make use of a nice dataset provided by Databasebasketball.com in order to examine the representation of various college programs in the NBA/ABA over time. This dataset only includes retired players, and ends in 2010, so I decided to...

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Databases for text analysis: archive and access texts using SQL

November 7, 2013
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This post is a collection of scripts I've found useful for integrating a SQL database into more complex applications. SQL allows quickish access to largish repositories of text (I wrote about this at some length here), and are a good starting point for...

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Unsupervised data pre-processing: individual predictors

November 7, 2013
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Unsupervised data pre-processing: individual predictors

I just got the excellent book Applied Predictive Modeling, by Max Kuhn and Kjell Johnson . The book is designed for a broad audience and focus on the construction and application of predictive models. Besides going through the necessary theory in a not-so-technical way, the book provides R code at the end of each chapter.

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