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PSID data set builder for R

April 14, 2013
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Economists frequently use public datasets. One frequently used dataset is the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, short PSID, maintained by the Institute of Social Research at the University of Michigan.I'm introducing psidR, which is a small helper packag...

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Predicting Dichotomous Outcomes I

April 14, 2013
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Predicting Dichotomous Outcomes I

We are trying to predict a dependent dichotomous variable (male/female, yes/no, like/dislike,etc) with independent “predictor” variables. Let’s say we want to determine whether or not an employee will quit based on the percentage of their tenure spent traveling. We assemble the data from HR and erroneously employ simple linear regression to model the relationship, a

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Using R — Working with Geospatial Data

April 14, 2013
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Using R — Working with Geospatial Data

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series Using RGIS, an acronym that brings joy to some and strikes fear in the heart of those not interested in buying expensive software. Luckily fight or flight can be saved for another day because you …   read more ...

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Tip: Julia vs. R – introduction videos and more

April 14, 2013
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Last years UseR 2012 conference in Nashville had an interesting discussion session titled “What other languages should R users know about?“. General consensus was that multilingualism is inevitable in modern computing, and panel members presented various languages that complement R in different ways. Some of the usual suspects included SQL, python, and of course C++, ...

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Continuing Sync

April 14, 2013
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Continuing Sync

I am continuing in Sync: How Order Emerges from Chaos in the Universe, Nature, and Daily Lifeby Steven Strogatz. To get a feeling on it, I was building a group of things which have only a minute influence on each other are able to synchronize thei...

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knitr documents with tikzDevice graphics

April 13, 2013
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Setting up tikzDevice output in knitr may be a frustrating task, but gives outstandingly aesthetic, LaTeX-like figures. Here are my global knitr settings for typesetting documents in Polish (in UTF-8, make sure your R also runs in a Unicode locale…Read more ›

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Calculate Fantasy Players’ Risk Levels using R

April 12, 2013
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Calculate Fantasy Players’ Risk Levels using R

In prior posts, I have demonstrated how to download, calculate, and compare fantasy football projections from ESPN, CBS, and NFL.com. In this post, I will demonstrate how to calculate fantasy football players' risk levels.  Just like when determin...

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Calculate Fantasy Players’ Risk Levels using R

April 12, 2013
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Calculate Fantasy Players’ Risk Levels using R

In prior posts, I have demonstrated how to download, calculate, and compare fantasy football projections from ESPN, CBS, and NFL.com. In this post, I will demonstrate how to calculate fantasy The post Calculate Fantasy Players’ Risk Levels using R appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Stan 1.3.0 and RStan 1.3.0 Ready for Action

April 12, 2013
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Stan 1.3.0 and RStan 1.3.0 Ready for Action

The Stan Development Team is happy to announce that Stan 1.3.0 and RStan 1.3.0 are available for download. Follow the links on: Stan home page: http://mc-stan.org/ Please let us know if you have problems updating. Here’s the full set of release notes. v1.3.0 (12 April 2013) ====================================================================== Enhancements ---------------------------------- Modeling Language * forward sampling (random The post Stan...

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Extending RevoScaleR for Mining Big Data – Discretization

April 12, 2013
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Extending RevoScaleR for Mining Big Data – Discretization

by Derek McCrae Norton, Senior Sales Engineer In this second installment of Extending RevoScaleR for Mining Big Data we look at how to use the building blocks provided by RevoScaleR to transform continuous variables into discrete. Motivation: Discretize continuous variables on big data. Discretization is a technique to convert continuous variables into discrete variables, and it is sometimes useful...

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