[S. Lynch] Introduction to Applied Bayesian Statistics and Estimation for Social Scientists

December 4, 2009
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[S. Lynch] Introduction to Applied Bayesian Statistics and Estimation for Social Scientists

Well, that’s a good book that you shouldn’t miss “Introduction to Applied Bayesian Statistics and Estimation for Social Scientists”. Why you shouldn’t miss it? Coz, it’s practical and I mean p r a c t i c a l big time!!! I don’t own tons of (traditionally) printed books but that’s one of the few breaking

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How R is disrupting a billion-dollar market

December 4, 2009
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Zack Urlocker, the EVP for Products at MySQL before it was acquired by Sun (and now an executive at Sun) has written an article at InfoWorld suggesting that the recent rash of articles looking at how IBM's acquisition of SPSS is affecting the BI market dominated by SAS are downplaying the real agent of change in the space: R....

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R information

December 4, 2009
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R information

http://romainfrancois.blog.free.fr/index.php?

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In case you missed it: November roundup

December 4, 2009
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from last month of particular interest to R users. This post demonstrated reader Paul Bleicher's code for visualizing a time series as a heat-map calendar. This post and followup showed (with thanks to Drew Conway) how to use R to perform social network analysis on live data from Twitter. This...

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swfDevice: Help Wanted (Windows Build) and Outlook

December 3, 2009
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swfDevice is an R package I am developing that produces swf (flash) files natively from R. If anyone can step up and help get a working windows build up and running that would be great! I have little expertise with windows and I am just about stuck as what to do next. The task involved

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Using Git with R-Forge OR Adding an local Git branch to track an Subversion Repo

December 3, 2009
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These instructions were originally from instructions from my friend Charlie. I really like to use Github but R-Forge has alot of nice features for package development, so why not get the best of both worlds. Say you have a git repo (with an R package or something else) but want to create a local brach

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R2admb

December 3, 2009
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R2admb

I gave R2admb a test run and found it quite promising. The design is simple: to have a simple interface between R and ADMB so ADMB can get input from R and can send output back to R for further processing. This does not eliminate the trouble of writing...

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My Five Rules for Data Visualization

December 3, 2009
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My Five Rules for Data Visualization

Tonight the NYC R Meetup will be discussing data visualization in R using ggplot2. As part of tonight’s meeting I will be providing a very brief show and tell, which includes mostly code examples and external resources. This exercise has had me thinking quite a bit about data visualization. In addition, a

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ggplot2: Overplotting In a Faceted Scatterplot

December 3, 2009
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ggplot2: Overplotting In a Faceted Scatterplot

Hadley Wickham recently shared a nice tip on how to get a faceted scatterplot plot with all points in the background of each plot. This technique makes a clever use of setting the faceting variable to NULL so that all points are plotted in light grey in all the facets. > library(ggplot2) > ggplot(mtcars, aes(cyl,

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ohloh

December 2, 2009
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I've been invited me to create my account on ohloh

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LaTeX and Sweave

December 1, 2009
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LaTeX is a typesetting language that is known for its beautiful mathematical formulas. It is similar to HTML in that you write your document in plain text and process (or compile) it to create a postscript or PDF file. You will need to download a LaTeX processor for your platform. On Windows, TeXnicCenter (http://www.texniccenter.org/) is

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Design of Experiments – Full Factorial Designs

December 1, 2009
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In designs where there are multiple factors, all with a discrete group of level settings, the full enumeration of all combinations of factor levels is referred to as a full factorial design. As the number of factors increases, potentially along with the settings for the factors, the total number of experimental units increases rapidly. In many

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Get Started with Machine Learning in R

December 1, 2009
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A Beautiful WWW put together a great set of resources for getting started with machine learning in R.  First, they recommend the previously mentioned free book, The Elements of Statistical Learning.  Then there's a link to a list of dozens of machine learning and statistical learning packages for R.  Next, you'll need data.  Hundreds of free real datasets are...

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Updated slides for ‘Introduction to HPC with R’ (now with correct URLs)

December 1, 2009
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This is an updated version of yesterday's post with corrected URLs -- by copy-and-pasting I had still referenced the previous slides from UseR! 2009 in Rennes instead of last Friday's slides from the ISM presentation in Tokyo. The presentations page h...

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Updated slides for ‘Introduction to HPC with R’ (now with correct URLs)

December 1, 2009
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This is an updated version of yesterday's post with corrected URLs -- by copy-and-pasting I had still referenced the previous slides from UseR! 2009 in Rennes instead of last Friday's slides from the ISM presentation in Tokyo. The presentations page ha...

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Updated slides for ‘Introduction to HPC with R’ (now with correct URLs)

December 1, 2009
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This is an updated version of yesterday's post with corrected URLs -- by copy-and-pasting I had still referenced the previous slides from UseR! 2009 in Rennes instead of last Friday's slides from the ISM presentation in Tokyo. The presentations page had the correct URLs, and this has been corrected below for this re-post. My apologies! As mentioned yesterday, I spent a few days last week...

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OpenMX, again

November 30, 2009
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OpenMX, again

With help from Michael Spiegel, the lead developer of OpenMX, I was able to get it compiled and installed on my 64-bit Ubuntu system. Now it runs beautifully.

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An OpenSSH software for Windows 7 / Vista

November 30, 2009
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Here is an OpenSSH software I personally found useful and working well under Windows 7 / Vista.  It is copSSH. Besides it is free and open source, it is still actively maintained.  It works well with the UAC (user account control setting) of Windows...

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An OpenSSH software for Windows 7 / Vista

November 30, 2009
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Here is an OpenSSH software I personally found useful and working well under Windows 7 / Vista.  It is copSSH. Besides it is free and open source, it is still actively maintained.  It works well with the UAC (user account control setting) of Windows...

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AMCMC

November 30, 2009
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AMCMC

It seems to be something I am looking for: an interface between R and C for Bayesian analysis.http://www.probability.ca/amcmc/

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A brief survey of R web interfaces

November 29, 2009
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A brief survey of R web interfaces

I’m looking at ways to provide access to R via a web application. First rule: see what’s available first, before you reinvent the wheel. It’s not pretty. From the R Web Interfaces FAQ: Software Brief notes Rweb Page last updated 1999. Of the 3 example links on the page one ran very slowly, the second not at

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Back from Tokyo

November 29, 2009
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Just got back from Tokyo a few hours ago: I had an opportunity to give my 'Introduction to High-Performance Computing with R' tutorial / lectures (for which previous slides can be found here). This was an all-day talk at the Institute for Statistical Mathematics at their new site in Tachikawa in the greater Tokyo area, thanks to an invitation by...

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Design of Experiments – Optimal Designs

November 29, 2009
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When designing an experiment it is not always possible to generate a regular, balanced design such as a full or fractional factorial design plan. There are usually restrictions of the total number of experiments that can be undertaken or constraints on the factor settings both individually or in combination with each other. In these scenarios computer

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Probability of hypercubes…

November 28, 2009
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Probability of hypercubes…

…in R of course! There is a handy function to do those calculations. Normally (ahh!) you might resolve to a symbolic calculation package (Maple,Mathematica etc.)  but that is not the situation any more. The calculations are done with the mnormt package. Relevant functions exist in other packages as well (R : Distributions) x <- seq(-2,4,length=21) y <- 2*x+10 z

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PBSadmb for R

November 27, 2009
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PBSadmb for R

This package bridges ADMB and R. It was once Windows-only and now has matured and become platform-independent. I will check it out and comment more about it.http://code.google.com/p/pbs-admb/And here is yet another R to ADMB interface: http://r-forge.r...

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R Tutorial Series: Simple Linear Regression

November 26, 2009
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R Tutorial Series: Simple Linear Regression

Simple linear regression uses a solitary independent variable to predict the outcome of a dependent variable. By understanding this, the most basic form of regression, numerous complex modeling techniques can be learned. This tutorial will explore how ...

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ESS on Mac OS X

November 25, 2009
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One of the search terms that bring people frequently to my site is “install ESS on Mac OS X” or something like that. As it turns out installing ESS on OS X is really easy, but Google search does not really bring up good instructions. There are at least two easy options: Use Aquamacs, it

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Export Trade Clusters

November 24, 2009
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Export Trade Clusters

This post, as with the prior ones on trade clusters, aims to help visualize patterns of trade in the OECD from 50 years of partner trade statistics. The data is rich, meaning we should be able to develop rich intuition by exploring it visually. These slides follow the method laid out in Jong-Eun Lee, “Two

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Loading Big (ish) Data into R

November 24, 2009
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Loading Big (ish) Data into R

So for the rest of this conversation big data == 2 Gigs. Done. Don’t give me any of this ‘that’s not big, THIS is big’ shit. There now, on with the cool stuff: This week on twitter Vince Buffalo asked about loading a 2 gig comma separated file (csv) into R (OK, he asked about tab

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