Frank Harrell to teach Regression Modeling Strategies short course

February 9, 2010
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If you're using regression models but want really hone your regression-fu this short course on Regression Modeling Strategies by Frank Harrell looks really interesting. Frank is the author of the book Regression Modeling Strategies which is my go-to reference whenever I'm doing regression of any kind in R, so it's definitely worth a trip to Nashville to if you...

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Using the R multicore package in Linux with wild and passionate abandon

February 9, 2010
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Using the R multicore package in Linux with wild and passionate abandon

One of my primary uses for R is to build stochastic simulations of insurance portfolios and reinsurance treaties. It’s not uncommon for each of my simulations to take 20 seconds or more to complete (if you’re doing the math, that’s 55 hours for 10K sims or, approximately 453 games of solitaire) . Initially I ran

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Package Update Roundup: Dec 2009 – Jan 2010

February 9, 2010
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A special double edition of the Package Update Roundup this month! This is a list of new or updated packages that were released for R in December and January, as announced on the r-packages mailing list. To include other updates on this list, please email David Smith. For a complete list of all updates on CRAN, see the CRANberries...

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Python in Sweave document

February 9, 2010
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Lately I have been using a lot of Python for signal processing and I quite like SciPy. However, I have been missing something like Sweave, which is great literate programming environment for R. Today I managed to look a bit more into it and found this hack on how to use Python code in Sweave

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Rcpp 0.7.5

February 9, 2010
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pre{ border: 1px solid black; font-size: x-small ; } Dirk released Rcpp 0.7.5 yesterday The main thing is the smarter wrap function that now uses techniques of type traits and template meta-programming to have a compile time guess at whether a...

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Rcpp 0.7.5

February 9, 2010
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A new release of our Rcpp R / C++ interface classes is now out, the version number is 0.7.5. It comes on the heels of the release 0.7.4 and keeps with our semi-frantic schedule of releases every ten or so days going. The package is now on CRAN and Debi...

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Rcpp 0.7.5

February 9, 2010
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A new release of our Rcpp R / C++ interface classes is now out, the version number is 0.7.5. It comes on the heels of the release 0.7.4 and keeps with our semi-frantic schedule of releases every ten or so days going. The package is now on CRAN and Deb...

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Linux Server Profiling: Using Open Source Tools For Bottleneck Analysis

February 9, 2010
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This tutorial covers profiling of Linux servers using open-source tools such as "iostat", "oprofile" and "blktrace". Both processor-bound and I/O-bound cases are covered, and the emphasis is on tools that provide visual displays of relevant metrics. Li...

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Spatial Statistics in R: An Introduction

February 8, 2010
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Presentation given by John Myles White on February 4, 2010 to the NYC R Statistical Meetup. During that talk John covers several techniques for performing spatial analytics in R.

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Python in Sweave document

February 8, 2010
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Table of contents Modifications to the custom driver: Example usage Lately I have been using a lot of Python for signal processing and I quite like SciPy. However, I have been missing something like Sweave, which is great literate programming environment for R. Today I managed to look a bit more into it and found this hack on how...

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Python in Sweave document

February 8, 2010
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Table of contents Modifications to the custom driver: Example usage Lately I have been using a lot of Python for signal processing and I quite like SciPy. However, I have been missing something like Sweave, which is great literate programming environment for R. Today I managed to look a bit more into it and found this hack on how...

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Spatial Analytics in R Video

February 8, 2010
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The video from John Myles White’s outstanding introductory talk on spatial analysis with R to the NYC R Statistical Meetup is now available in the R video repository, and is also embedded after the jump. I would like to thank John for this fantastic talk, and for those interested the slides from this talk have also been

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Registration open for R/Finance 2010

February 8, 2010
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Registrations are now open for the R/Finance 2010 conference, to be help April 16-17 in Chicago. Last year's meeting was a great success, and this year's looks to be just as good, with some great keynotes lined up: Analysis of Integrated and Co-integrated Time Series with R (Bernhard Pfaff) Leverage Space Portfolio Model (Ralph Vince) Signal Extraction (Marc Wildi0...

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Classification for stock directional prediction

February 8, 2010
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Classification for stock directional prediction

The neural network tutorial focused on a type of method known as regression. The other common method utilized in machine learning is called classification. The two approaches are somewhat similar in that they identify the best possible curve to learn...

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Regression Modeling Strategies Course by Frank Harrell

February 8, 2010
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Frank Harrell is teaching his 3-session short course on regression modeling strategies using R here at Vanderbilt next month. Frank is a professor and chair of the Vanderbilt Biostatistics Department, and the author of several massively popular R libra...

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R Tutorial Series: Basic Polynomial Regression

February 8, 2010
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R Tutorial Series: Basic Polynomial Regression

Often times, a scatterplot reveals a pattern that seems not so linear. Polynomial regression can be used to explore a predictor at different levels of curvilinearity. This tutorial will demonstrate how polynomial regression can be used in a hierarchical fashion to best represent a dataset in R.Tutorial FilesBefore we begin, you may want to download the sample...

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R Tutorial Series: Basic Polynomial Regression

February 8, 2010
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R Tutorial Series: Basic Polynomial Regression

Often times, a scatterplot reveals a pattern that seems not so linear. Polynomial regression can be used to explore a predictor at different levels of curvilinearity. This tutorial will demonstrate how polynomial regression can be used in a hierarchical fashion to best represent a dataset in R.Tutorial FilesBefore we begin, you may want to download the sample...

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Updated R code for Bayesian Core

February 8, 2010
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Updated R code for Bayesian Core

Simply to mention a minor change made in the prog4.R code for Bayesian Core. Nothing life-threatening, mind you!, just a term replacing a term… Filed under: Books, R, Statistics Tagged: Bayesian Core, R, R code, typo

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Practical Implementation of Neural Network based time series (stock) prediction -PART 5

February 7, 2010
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Practical Implementation of Neural Network based time series (stock) prediction  -PART 5

Following is an example of what it looks like to predict an actual univariate price series. The period of the signal that was sampled was already in stationary form, so not much massaging was needed other than normalization (described earlier).What's ...

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Barnard’s exact test – a powerful alternative for Fisher’s exact test (implemented in R)

February 7, 2010
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Barnard’s exact test – a powerful alternative for Fisher’s exact test (implemented in R)

(The R code for Barnard’s exact test is at the end of the article, and you could also just download it from here) About Barnard’s exact test About half a year ago, I was studying various statistical methods to employ on contingency tables. I came across a promising method for 2×2 contingency tables called “Barnard’s exact test“. Barnard’s test is a non-parametric alternative to Fisher’s exact...

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Updated Tactical Asset Allocation Results

February 6, 2010
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Updated Tactical Asset Allocation Results

In November, I used the strategy in Mebane Faber's Tactical Asset Allocation paper to provide an introduction to blotter. Faber has updated the strategy's results through the end of 2009. For those interested, he expands on the paper in his book, The...

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Consumption and Shopping as an Event

February 6, 2010
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Consumption and Shopping as an Event

This is an recent project about consumption and the categorization of consumers. The whole survey you can explore on: http://www.geographie.uni-erlangen.de/projects/konsum/ (german!). For the evaluation, R was used. “Der Verhaltensraum des Konsumenten – The Space of Consumer Behaviour” The Space shows the consumer in the center of a two dimensional abstract space. He is able to

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Time-Space Analysis with R

February 6, 2010
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Time-Space Analysis with R

Beside the visualisation of TimeSpace Tracks, I’m trying to find a way to analyze GPX-Tracks with statistical software. This are the first results with R (The R Project for Statistical Computing):   ^This graph is a result of the analysis with the package trip (Spatial analysis of animal track data). Unfortunatelly i’m do not understand

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R / Finance 2010 Open for Registration

February 5, 2010
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The annoucement below went out to R-SIG-Finance earlier today. For information is as usual the the R / Finance 2010 page: Now open for registrations: R / Finance 2010: Applied Finance with R April 16 and 17, 2010 Chicago, IL, USA The second annu...

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R / Finance 2010 Open for Registration

February 5, 2010
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The annoucement below went out to R-SIG-Finance earlier today. For information is as usual the the R / Finance 2010 page: Now open for registrations: R / Finance 2010: Applied Finance with R April 16 and 17, 2010 Chicago, IL, USA The second annual ...

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R / Finance 2010 Open for Registration

February 5, 2010
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The annoucement below went out to R-SIG-Finance earlier today. For information is as usual the the R / Finance 2010 page: Now open for registrations: R / Finance 2010: Applied Finance with R April 16 and 17, 2010 Chicago, IL, USA The second annu...

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[Event] R / Finance 2010: Applied Finance with R

February 5, 2010
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[Event] R / Finance 2010: Applied Finance with R

One of the greatest event on R is under way… R / Finance 2010: Applied Finance with R April 16 & 17, Chicago, IL, US The second annual R / Finance conference for applied finance using R, the premier free software system for statistical computation and graphics, will be held this spring in Chicago, IL, USA on Friday April 16

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R/Finance 2010: Registration Open

February 5, 2010
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R/Finance 2010: Registration Open

As posted by Dirk Eddelbuettel on R-SIG-Finance: R / Finance 2010: Applied Finance with R April 16 & 17, Chicago, IL, US The second annual R / Finance conference for applied finance using R, the premier free software system for statistical comput...

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Because it’s Friday: Evolution in song

February 5, 2010
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With thanks to my favourite science blog Bad Astronomy, the late great Carl Sagan sings again, this time on the topic of evolution. He's joined by autotuned Richard David Attenborough and Jane Goodall. Great stuff. Bad Astronomy: The Unbroken Thread

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