293 search results for "evaluation"

Le Tour

October 16, 2013
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Le Tour

Today I've given the talk on the model for structural zeros and the related R package BCEs0 for the third time in three weeks (this time it was at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).Le Tour is going quite well, I think $-$ in...

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Fearsome Engines Part 2: Innovations and new features

October 13, 2013
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Fearsome Engines Part 2: Innovations and new features

There are lots of R engines emerging! I’ve interviewed members of each of the teams involved in these projects. In part 1 of this series, we covered the motivation of each project. This part looks at the technical achievements and new features. Many of the innovations are performance improvements, reflecting the primary goal of several

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That’s Smooth

October 10, 2013
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That’s Smooth

I had someone ask me the other day how to take a scatterplot and draw something other than a straight line through the graph using Excel.  Yes, it can be done in Excel and it’s really quite simple, but there are some limitations when using the stock Excel dialog screens. So it is probably in

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MRMR on CRAN

September 27, 2013
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MRMR on CRAN

MRMR version 0.1.3 is now available on CRAN. This is (almost) the same version that was discussed at the CLRS two weeks ago. MRMR – Multivariate Regression Models for Reserving- is a tool for non-life actuaries to estimate liability reserves. The emphasis is on exploratory data analysis, visualization and model diagnostics. At present, the framework

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R 3.0.2 and RStudio 0.9.8 are released!

September 26, 2013
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R 3.0.2 (codename “Frisbee Sailing”) was released yesterday. The full list of new features and bug fixes is provided below. Also, RStudio v0.98 (in a “secret” preview) was announced two days ago with MANY new features, including: Amazing new debugging …Read more »

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RStudio v0.98 Preview (Debugging Tools and More)

September 24, 2013
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RStudio v0.98 Preview (Debugging Tools and More)

We’re very pleased to announce that a preview release of RStudio IDE v0.98 is available for download now. Major highlights of the new release include debugging tools, many improvements to environment/workspace browsing, and a new way to create HTML5 presentations using R Markdown. As usual there are also many small improvements and bug fixes. We’ll

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informative hypotheses (book review)

September 18, 2013
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informative hypotheses (book review)

The title of this book Informative Hypotheses somehow put me off from the start: the author, Hebert Hoijtink, seems to distinguish between informative and uninformative (deformative? disinformative?) hypotheses. Namely, something like H0: μ1=μ2=μ3=μ4 is “very informative” and the alternative Ha is completely uninformative, while the “alternative null” H1: μ1<μ2=μ3<μ4 is informative. (Hence the < signs on

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BCEA in UseR!

September 13, 2013
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BCEA in UseR!

In a recent post, I had hinted at big news for BCEA $-$ I thought it was pretty much a done deal, but because it wasn't yet set in stone, I didn't want to jinx it...But now I've sorted all the details with Springer, who have asked me to write a book on the...

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Direction of Change Forecasting using a Dynamic Binary Model

September 12, 2013
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Direction of Change Forecasting using a Dynamic Binary Model

While it is generally accepted that the returns of financial assets are almost impossible to forecast with any degree of accuracy which would provide meaningful profit1 , there is evidence that the sign of the returns is much more forecastable. Theoretically, Christoffersen and Diebold (2006) have shown how the forecastability of the sign is related

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The Happiest Emoticons

September 10, 2013
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The Happiest Emoticons

Clearly, a :) is happier than a :( but what about a :-* and a :-D ? Or a :-| and a :-o ? In this post I attempt to rank emoticons in order of how happy someone has to be to use each one. (And punctuate horribly to avoid mixing punctuation with the emot...

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