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Guide to using rOpenSci packages during the US Gov’t shutdown

October 8, 2013
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Note: This is cross-posted from the rOpenSci blog, which will update with this post when our technical snafu is fixed. With the US government shut down, many of the federal government provided data APIs are down. We write R packages to interact with m...

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American Indians vs Indian Americans, statewide population using googleVis

October 7, 2013
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The population of Native Americans in the United States is estimated to be anywhere upto 20 million (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Americans_in_the_United_States). I wanted to find out what the population of Native Americans (originally referred to as American Indians by immigrants) is and compare it to the number of Indians from India (Indian Americans). I wanted to do this comparison by county,...

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Sensitivity analysis for neural networks

October 7, 2013
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Sensitivity analysis for neural networks

I’ve made quite a few blog posts about neural networks and some of the diagnostic tools that can be used to ‘demystify’ the information contained in these models. Frankly, I’m kind of sick of writing about neural networks but I wanted to share one last tool I’ve implemented in R. I’m a strong believer that

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analyze the panel study of income dynamics (psid) with r

October 7, 2013
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the panel study of income dynamics (psid) is a one-trick pony.  better than anything else out there, this survey allows you to answer the question, "where are they now?"  after tracking the same nationally-representative cohort of americans (...

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Post 2: Generating fake data

October 6, 2013
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Post 2: Generating fake data

In order to check that an estimation algorithm is working properly, it is useful to see if the algorithm can recover the true parameter values in one or more simulated "test" data sets. This post explains how to build such … Continue reading →

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Crime Against Women in India – Addressing 8 Questions Using rCharts, googleVis, and shiny

October 5, 2013
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Recent crimes against women, specifically the 2012 gang rape in New Delhi of a 23 year old lady, have pushed this issue as a substantially significant one for Indians to deal with. In this post, I try to address 8 different questions regarding crime against women in India. (1). How have numbers in different types of crimes and percentage of different...

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Simplicity Explained by The Author

October 4, 2013
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Simplicity Explained by The Author

Source is usually best explained by the source.  Ramnath Vaidyanathan provides an excellent look under the hood in his tutorial on rCharts explaining how he integrates the new d3 library uvCharts. If you want to explore further, here is a list of...

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Post 1: A Bayesian 2PL IRT model

October 4, 2013
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Post 1: A Bayesian 2PL IRT model

In this post, we define the Two-Parameter Logistic (2PL) IRT model, derive the complete conditionals that will form the basis of the sampler, and discuss our choice of prior specification. We can find the appropriate values of numerically in R … Continue reading →

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First day of State of Food Insecurity (SOFI) 2013

October 2, 2013
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First day of State of Food Insecurity (SOFI) 2013

The FAO flagship publication SOFI 2013 was release yesterday on the 1st of October, the publication is the most important report in monitoring the progress towards the 2015 Millenium Development Goal and ultimately eliminate hunger. I was interest in how the people responded, so I scrapped some data from Twitter and previous work to carry...

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What’s the Most “Concave” State in the U.S.? Using R to Solve a Geography Puzzle

October 1, 2013
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What’s the Most “Concave” State in the U.S.? Using R to Solve a Geography Puzzle

This is a guest post by Todd Schneider and the original link is http://news.rapgenius.com/Atodd-whats-the-most-concave-state-in-the-us-using-r-to-solve-a-geography-puzzle-lyrics. The puzzle: find two points inside the United States such that Both points are in the same state The straight line segment (shortest great circle) connecting them crosses the largest number of distinct states This came up during a recent road trip through Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia,...

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