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Silver flows in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

October 24, 2015
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Silver flows in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Silver trade I’ve been reading Ronald Findlay and Kevin H. O’Rourke’s 2009 book Power and Plenty: Trade, War, and the World Economy in the Second Millennium and finding it an excellent piece of big picture economic history. I felt the urge to re-express one of their figures (Figure 4.7 in the original). The original is made up of...

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Review: Beautiful Data

October 15, 2015
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Review: Beautiful Data

I've just finished reading Beautiful Data (published by O'Reilly in 2009), a collection of essays edited by Toby Segaran and Jeff Hammerbacher. The 20 essays from 39 contributors address a diverse array of topics relating to data and how it's collected, analysed and interpreted. Since this is a collection of essays, the writing style and The post

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Programmatically create interactive Powerpoint slides with R

October 12, 2015
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Powerpoint is a powerful application for creating presentations, and allows you to include all sorts of text, pictures, animations and interactivity to create a compelling story. Most of the time you'll use the Powerpoint application to create slides, but if you want to include data and/or charts in your slides, in the interests of reproducibility you may want to...

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London Vs Boston

October 2, 2015
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London Vs Boston

By Paulin Shek Following the great success of the EARL conference in London earlier this month, our attention now turns to EARL Boston which will take place between 2-4th November just across the pond; the competition is already on to … Continue reading →

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In case you missed it: August 2015 roundup

September 14, 2015
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from August of particular interest to R users. Creating interactive time series charts of financial data in R. Many R books have been translated into Chinese. A tutorial on visualizing current-events geographic data with choropleths. Revolution R Enterprise 7.4.1 is now available on Windows and Linux servers and in the...

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Modern Honey Network Machinations with R, Python, phantomjs, HTML & JavaScript

August 23, 2015
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Modern Honey Network Machinations with R, Python, phantomjs, HTML & JavaScript

This was (initially) going to be a blog post announcing the new mhn R package (more on what that is in a bit) but somewhere along the way we ended up taking a left turn at Albuquerque (as we often do here at ddsec hq) and had an adventure in a twisty maze of Modern Honey Network...

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R News From JSM 2015

August 13, 2015
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R News From JSM 2015

by Joseph Rickert We can declare 2015 the year that R went mainstream at the JSM. There is no doubt about it, the calculations, visualizations and deep thinking of a great many of the world's statisticians are rendered or expressed in R and the JSM is with the program. In 2013 I was happy to have stumbled into a...

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Mapping Historic US Presidential Election Results

August 13, 2015
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Mapping Historic US Presidential Election Results

Today I will demonstrate how to map historic US Presidential Election results in R. If you want to skip ahead and play with a shiny app that lets you visualize this dataset, then click here. The dataset we will use comes from wikipedia’s List of United States presidential election results by state and is packaged in the choroplethr The post

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Basic MCMC and Bayesian statistics in… BASIC!

August 9, 2015
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Basic MCMC and Bayesian statistics in… BASIC!

The BASIC programming language was at one point the most widely spread programming language. Many home computers in the 80s came with BASIC (like the Commodore 64 and the Apple II), and in the 90s both DOS and Windows 95 included a copy of the QBasic IDE. QBasic was also the first programming language I encountered (I used...

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Simulating backgammon players’ Elo ratings

August 6, 2015
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Simulating backgammon players’ Elo ratings

Probabilities of winning with a given rating Backgammon clubs and on-line forums use a modified form of the Elo rating system to keep track of how well individuals have played and draw inferences about their underlying strength. The higher the rating, the stronger the player. Players with higher ratings are inferred to be stronger than those with...

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