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An Ephemeral Update to daylight()

November 2, 2015
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An Ephemeral Update to daylight()

This occurrence of the bi-annual corruption of the space-time continuum (i.e. changing to/from standard/daylight time) in the U.S. caused me to make a slight change to the code from an older post. The daylight() function now auto-discovers the date and location information (via telize) from the caller, which means all you have to do to

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Instrumental Variables

October 29, 2015
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Instrumental Variables

by Joseph Rickert We all "know" that correlation does not imply causation, that unmeasured and unknown factors can confound a seemingly obvious inference. But, who has not been tempted by the seductive quality of strong correlations? Fortunately, it is also well known that a well done randomized experiment can account for the unknown confounders and permit valid causal inferences....

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Less Drama, More Encoding

October 24, 2015
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Less Drama, More Encoding

Junk Charts adeptly noted and fixed this excessively stylized chart from the WSJ this week: Their take on it does reduct the ZOMGOSH WE ARE DOOMED! look and feel of the WSJ chart: But, we can further reduce the drama by using a more neutral color encoding and encode both the # of outbreaks and

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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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