329 search results for "evaluation"

Newest release of BCEA

December 2, 2013
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Very shortly, I'll upload the newest release of BCEA, my R package to post-process the output of a (Bayesian) health economic model and produce systematic summaries (such as graphs and tables) for a full economic evaluation and probabilistic sensitivit...

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Unusual timing shows how random mass murder can be (or even less)

November 29, 2013
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Unusual timing shows how random mass murder can be (or even less)

This post follows the original one on the headline of the USA Today I read during my flight to Toronto last month. I remind you that the unusual pattern was about observing four U.S. mass murders happening within four days, “for the first time in at least seven years”. Which means that the difference between

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Importance sampling schemes for evidence approximation in mixture models

November 26, 2013
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Importance sampling schemes for evidence approximation in mixture models

Jeong Eun (Kate) Lee and I completed this paper, “Importance sampling schemes for evidence approximation in mixture models“, now posted on arXiv. (With the customary one-day lag for posting, making me bemoan the days of yore when arXiv would give a definitive arXiv number at the time of submission.) Kate came twice to Paris in the past

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Generating Ticker Symbols with Markov Chains

November 25, 2013
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Generating Ticker Symbols with Markov Chains

Stock ticker symbols are short character string codes (AAPL for Apple, WMT for Walmart) that uniquely identify stock listings. They originate from the days when stock quotes were transmitted via telegraph. These symbols are often used as tools for branding and companies choose them to be memorable and easily recognized. As a fun and simple...

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analyze the national survey of children’s health with r

November 18, 2013
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american children of the nineties might have had pogs, beanie babies, m.c. hammer, but we lacked a reliable source for state-level survey estimates on health.  then in 2003, the maternal and child health bureau of the health services and resources...

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The RAppArmor Package: Enforcing Security Policies in R Using Dynamic Sandboxing on Linux

November 14, 2013
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The RAppArmor Package: Enforcing Security Policies in R Using Dynamic Sandboxing on Linux

An article called The RAppArmor Package: Enforcing Security Policies in R Using Dynamic Sandboxing on Linux has appeared in the latest volume of he Journal of Statistical Software: http://www.jstatsoft.org/v55/i07. The RAppArmor package is one of the foundations of the OpenCPU framework. It protects against malicious use and excessive use of hardware...

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The RAppArmor Package: Enforcing Security Policies in R Using Dynamic Sandboxing on Linux

November 14, 2013
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The RAppArmor Package: Enforcing Security Policies in R Using Dynamic Sandboxing on Linux

An article called The RAppArmor Package: Enforcing Security Policies in R Using Dynamic Sandboxing on Linux has appeared in the latest volume of he Journal of Statistical Software: http://www.jstatsoft.org/v55/i07. The RAppArmor package is one of the foundations of the OpenCPU framework. It protects against malicious use and excessive use of hardware...

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A small comparison of bio-equivalence calculations.

November 10, 2013
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Last week I looked at two-way cross-over studies and followed the example of Schütz (http://bebac.at/) in the analysis. Since the EU has its on opinions (Questions & Answers: Positions on specific questions addressed to the pharmacokinetics working party) and two example data sets, I was wondering how the various computations compared.Data There...

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Key Driver vs. Network Analysis in R

November 8, 2013
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Key Driver vs. Network Analysis in R

When marketing researchers speak of driver analysis, they are referring to an input-output model with overall satisfaction as the output and performance ratings of specific product and service components as the inputs. The causal model is straightforwa...

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Failed Randomization In A Randomized Trial?

November 4, 2013
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Failed Randomization In A Randomized Trial?

We will continue the saga of the three-arm clinical trial that is giving the editors of the prestigious journal The Spleen a run for their money. While the polls are gathering digital dust, let’s see if we can direct this discussion to a more quantitative path. To do so, we will ask (and answer) the

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