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The financial meltdown, to a trance beat

August 20, 2013
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The financial meltdown, to a trance beat

With the FMS Symphony by csv soundsystem you can listen to the Global Financial Crisis as you watch interest rates plunge while the Treasury floods the market with emergency funds. The source data for the chart and music comes from daily emails (like this one) sent by the US Treasury summarizing the cash spending and borrowing of the Federal...

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Warrior Zombies from Outer Space II: Mayhem Unleashed

August 20, 2013
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Warrior Zombies from Outer Space II: Mayhem Unleashed

Given the speed at which I consume them, it's only justified that the first post on this blog is about movies. (Although, by that logic, it could have equally well been about sandwiches, Nutella, or tissue paper. Note to self: Look for a Nutella consumption dataset) Anyway, this post is about movie taglines - specifically, the words that...

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Genetic drift simulation

August 13, 2013
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Genetic drift simulation

While preparing for the new teaching semester I have created an implementation of NetLogo GenDrift P local in GNU R.The model works as follows. Initially a square grid having side size is randomly populated with n types of agen...

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Some belated spring cleaning

August 11, 2013
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Some belated spring cleaning

A very busy spring has transitioned into a very busy summer, so let me recap a few topics that probably deserve more time than I’ll give them here. Here are the things I’m overdue on, in no particular order: Publications In the March edition of the Journal of Risk, Kris Boudt, Brian Peterson and I

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Bio7 1.7 for Windows Released!

August 8, 2013
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Bio7 1.7 for Windows Released!

07.08.2013 A new Windows version of Bio7 is available. This version comes with a lot of new features and improvements for Java, R and ImageJ. One highlight is that you can now interpret Jython (Python) code with Bio7. In addition a new console implementation is available which offers access to a native shell, different Java

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More code and images from “Displaying time series, spatial and space-time data with R”

More code and images from “Displaying time series, spatial and space-time data with R”

My book continues growing. I have recently completed the first version of the Spatio-Temporal visualization chapters. Moreover, a significant part …Continuar leyendo »

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In case you missed it: May 2013 Roundup

June 10, 2013
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from May of particular interest to R users: Billions of geotagged Tweets create a beautiful map of the world when plotted with the ggmap package. A review of Ryan Sheftel's talk at R/Finance, on how he uses R on the trading desk at Credit Suisse. Also, a quick take on...

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Feature Selection 3 – Swarm Mentality

June 6, 2013
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Feature Selection 3 – Swarm Mentality

"Bees don't swarm in a mango grove for nothing. Where can you see a wisp of smoke without a fire?" - Hla StavhanaIn the last two posts, genetic algorithms were used as feature wrappers to search for more effective subsets of predictors. Here, I will do the same with another type of search algorithm: particle swarm optimization....

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The R-Podcast Episode 13: Interview with Yihui Xie

May 23, 2013
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It’s an episode of firsts on the R-Podcast! In this episode recorded on location I had the honor and privilege of interviewing Yihui Xie, author of many innovative packages such as knitr and animation. Some of the topics we discussed include: Yihui’s motivation for creating knitr and some key new features How markdown plays a

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R programming challenge: Escape the zombie horde

May 20, 2013
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R programming challenge: Escape the zombie horde

So when the world is taken over by a Zombie horde, you're going to want to figure out a way to get the human population to safety. This R script by econometrician Francis Smart won't help you do that exactly, but given a list of waypoints to navigate through zombie-infested lands to a safe house, it will tell you...

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