Visualizing tax brackets

April 15, 2011
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Visualizing tax brackets

With Tax Day fast approaching here in the US, there's been a lot of discussion about tax policy and in particular the tax rates paid by the highest income earners. Like in many countries, here the income tax system is bracketed: Tax Bracket Single Married Filing Jointly 10% Bracket $0 – $8,375 $0 – $16,750 15% Bracket $8,375 –...

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Rook shipped to CRAN

April 15, 2011
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Rook shipped to CRAN

I sometimes feel like this picture: alone, left with just my thoughts and a little light to illuminate my work. For my daughter pictured above on the stool, her work is a pen and ink drawing. For me, it’s a finished piece of software to share with t...

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RStudio 0.93 Beta Available

April 15, 2011
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In case you miseed, 0.93 Beta of RStudio is released! A good set of fixes, including vignette() (sorry edit() not compatible yet). The panel layout is fully customizable, and there are a load of bug fixes. See the Release Notes for more info.

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RStudio 0.93 Beta Available

April 15, 2011
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RStudio  0.93 Beta Available

In case you miseed, 0.93 Beta of RStudio is released! A good set of fixes, including vignette() (sorry edit() not compatible yet). The panel layout is fully customizable, and there are a load of bug fixes. See the Release Notes for more info.

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Recursive Trading System in R

April 15, 2011
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Recursive Trading System in R

I have a trick knee. Normally, it works just fine. But if I stand on my head when its raining on Tuesdays and Thursdays and pinch my nose, it hurts. Not just a little. It hurts a lot. I went to the doctor and he told me not to stand on my head when it'...

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Download R 2.13.0 for Windows

Some of you may hear that the new release of R 2.13.0 is out, with some Windows-specific changes to R 2.13.0:file.exists() and unlink() have more support for files > 2GB;A few more file operations will now work with >2GB files.which could help us to relieve the worry of handling large datasets in R.

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RStudio and RTextTools: A Perfect Pairing

The development team has spent the past six months creating the best possible experience for RTextTools users. A few months into development, we heard about a new IDE called RStudio, which has one of the cleanest interfaces to R we've seen. It integrates many R tools (graphing, file management, workspace management, tabbed source editor, and more) into a single,...

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How to upgrade R on windows 7

April 15, 2011
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Background – time to upgrade to R 2.13.0 The news of the new release of R 2.13.0 is out, and the R blogosphere is buzzing. Bloggers posting excitedly about the new R compiler package that brings with it the hope to speed up our R code with up to 4 times improvement. So it is time

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R 2.12 to 2.13 package upgrade

April 14, 2011
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R 2.12 to 2.13 package upgrade

If you: use Linux have just upgraded your R installation from 2.12 to 2.13 installed some/all of your packages in your home area (e.g. ~/R/i486-pc-linux-gnu-library/2.12) and… …are wondering why R can’t see them any more just do this: # at a shell prompt cp ~/R/i486-pc-linux-gnu-library/2.12 ~/R/i486-pc-linux-gnu-library/2.13 # in R console update.packages(checkBuilt=TRUE, ask=FALSE) # back to

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Problems with ggplot2 0.8.9 and R 2.13.0 on Mac OS X via plyr 1.5

April 14, 2011
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This morning I tried to completely update my R installation. I first dumped a list of all the packages I have on my system using the installed.packages() function. Then I installed R 2.13.0 using the OS X disk image. And finally I reinstalled all of my packages from scratch. Unfortunately, I ran into some serious

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Easy Upgrading of R

April 14, 2011
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For those who are excited about the new 2.13.0 release of R (particularly the compiler package) but are grumbling about having to remember what packages they have and re-install them, see this great advice or this piece on upgrading in osx for how to a...

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gRain: genetics example

April 14, 2011
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gRain: genetics example

gRain is an R package for "probability propagation in graphical independence networks, also known as probabilistic expert systems (which includes Bayesian networks as a special case)". This package caught my attention because some genetic models can b...

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gRain: genetics example

April 14, 2011
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gRain: genetics example

gRain is an R package for "probability propagation in graphical independence networks, also known as probabilistic expert systems (which includes Bayesian networks as a special case)". This package caught my attention because some genetic models can b...

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In case you missed it: March Roundup

April 14, 2011
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from February of particular interest to R users. The doSMP package, which enables parallel processing for R on multiprocessor machines, is now available on CRAN. The Offensive Politics blog provided R code used to make a map of precinct returns in the Chicago mayoral election. A connector to integrate R...

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ARMA Models for Trading, Part I

April 14, 2011
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ARMA Models for Trading, Part I

Lately I have been testing trading models based on methods from various fields: statistics, machine learning, wavelet analysis and others. And I have been doing all that in R! In this series, I will try to share some of these efforts starting with the well-known from statistics Autoregressive Moving Average Model (ARMA). There is a

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Graph Bisection in R

April 14, 2011
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Graph Bisection in R

Recently I had to partition a set of SNPs into a training set and a test set. Making a random split would not do: both sets would likely contain very similar SNPs due to linkage disequilibrium (LD), making them non-independent. … Continue reading →

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Computing Statistical Power

April 14, 2011
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Computing Statistical Power

Today's task is to compute a statistical power function in R. For a good definition of power, go here. Thinking about the power of a testing procedure is an often-overlooked aspect of hypothesis testing.I also explain what power (in a statistical sens...

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Computing Statistical Power

April 14, 2011
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Computing Statistical Power

Today's task is to compute a statistical power function in R. For a good definition of power, go here. Thinking about the power of a testing procedure is an often-overlooked aspect of hypothesis testing.I also explain what power (in a statistical sens...

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R 2.13.0 is released!

April 14, 2011
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R 2.13.0 is released!

The new R 2.13.0 is out! Get the source code from here. Take a look at these posts for some miscellaneous advices to make the upgrade easier. Also this thread on stackoverflow and this post contributed by Tal Galili&nbs...

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R 2.13.0 is released!

April 14, 2011
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R 2.13.0 is released!

The new R 2.13.0 is out! Get the source code from here. Take a look at these posts for some miscellaneous advices to make the upgrade easier. Also this thread on stackoverflow and this post contributed by Tal Galili&nbs...

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Day #20 RGG’s not working where I want it

April 14, 2011
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If you didn’t read the post from yesterday, I urge you to do so, or you won’t get what I’m writing here. http://flyordie.sin.khk.be/2011/04/08/day-19-rgg-s-a-btch/ So, coming back from yesterday, I had a talk with my supervisor who to...

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Day #21 Ternary plot user interface

April 14, 2011
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Today I have been able to get 2 more templates working: The ternary plot and the correlation ellipses. They were already “working”, but just the initial script. which can be found here: ternary plot: http://addictedtor.free.fr/graphiques/RG...

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Day #22 Correlation Ellipses and 2D histograms user interfaces

April 14, 2011
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After 2 restarts of my PC and 3 times restarting Rserve and Knime, the red text of doom (look at the bottom of Day 21) was finally gone. So I could start on my correlation ellipses. this wasn’t so hard. I added a panellistbox to my template, whic...

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Day #22 Correlation Ellipses and 2D histograms user interfaces

April 14, 2011
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After 2 restarts of my PC and 3 times restarting Rserve and Knime, the red text of doom (look at the bottom of Day 21) was finally gone. So I could start on my correlation ellipses. this wasn’t so hard. I added a panellistbox to my template, whic...

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Mixtures in Madrid (3)

April 14, 2011
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Mixtures in Madrid (3)

For my second lecture today, I need to plot a likelihood surface for a basic two-component mixture with only the means unknown: here is the R code to speed up things llsurf=function(trumyn=2.,wayt=.3,var2=1.,ssiz=500){ # draws the log-likelihood surface and a random sample sd2=sqrt(var2) parti=(runif(ssiz)>wayt) sampl=(1-parti)*rnorm(ssiz)+parti*(trumyn+sd2*rnorm(ssiz)) mu2=mu1=seq(min(sampl),max(sampl),.1) mo1=mu1%*%t(rep(1,length(mu2))) mo2=(rep(1,length(mu2)))%*%t(mu2) ca1=-0.5*mo1*mo1 ca2=-0.5*mo2*mo2 like=.1*(ca1+ca2) # log prior N(0,10) for

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R 2.13.0 released

April 13, 2011
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The R Core Group has released the latest update to open-source R, R 2.13.0 is now available. You can download the new source distribution from the R Project website, and I see from the Download R tool at inside-R.org that binaries for Windows and Mac are already available at my local CRAN mirror (and, shortly, yours too). The (long)...

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Le Monde puzzle #13

April 13, 2011
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Le Monde puzzle #13

This week, Le Monde offers not one but three related puzzles: Is it possible to label the twelve edges of a cube by consecutive numbers such that the sum of the edge numbers at any of the eight nodes is constant? Is it possible to label the eight nodes of a cube by consecutive numbers

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compiler and runiregGibbs (bayesm)

April 13, 2011
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So everyone's excited about the new R 2.13 release because of the compiler package.Apparently it is easy to get a 3x speed increase by simply compiling a function.Doing a lot of the MCMC stuff, I am particularly excited about speed in R. I just compile...

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compiler and runiregGibbs (bayesm)

April 13, 2011
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So everyone's excited about the new R 2.13 release because of the compiler package.Apparently it is easy to get a 3x speed increase by simply compiling a function.Doing a lot of the MCMC stuff, I am particularly excited about speed in R. I just compile...

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