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Resources for Learning Data Manipulation in R, SAS and Microsoft Excel

Resources for Learning Data Manipulation in R, SAS and Microsoft Excel

I had the great pleasure of speaking to the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University on last Friday to share my career advice with its students and professors.  I emphasized the importance of learning skills in data manipulation during my presentation, and I want to supplement my presentation by posting some

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An R tutorial for Microsoft Excel users

February 16, 2015
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If you currently use a spreadsheet like Microsoft Excel for data analysis, you might be interested in taking a look at this tutorial on how to transition from Excel to R by Tony Ojeda. The tutorial explains how to use R functions in place of Excel formulas, including tools like =AVERAGE and =VLOOKUP. For the most part, it uses...

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Seven 3D Graphs You Can Make In Excel, Python, MATLAB, R, & LaTeX

January 15, 2015
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Seven 3D Graphs You Can Make In Excel, Python, MATLAB, R, & LaTeX

Plotly’s interactive 3D graphs let you make graphs from (click the links for tutorials): our web app, Excel, Google Docs, Python, MATLAB, and R. Click any image below to go to the full-screen interactive version. Also, news for users with on-premise needs. Plotly On-Premise can be hosted on a private server. Contact us...

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Excel spreadsheets are hard to get right

November 18, 2014
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Excel spreadsheets are hard to get right

Any practicing data scientist is going to eventually have to work with a data stored in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. A lot of analysts use this format, so if you work with others you are going to run into it. We have already written how we Related posts: Please stop using...

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First steps with ChainLadder: Import triangle from Excel into R

November 18, 2014
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First steps with ChainLadder: Import triangle from Excel into R

Taking the first step is often the hardest: getting data from Excel into R. Suppose you would like to use the ChainLadder package to forecast future claims payments for a run-off triangle that you have stored in Excel. How do you get the triangle into R and execute a reserving function, such as MackChainLadder?Well, there are...

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Excel (and French people) are such a pain in the…

November 6, 2014
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Excel (and French people) are such a pain in the…

A few days ago, I published a post entitled extracting datasets from excel files in a zipped folder, because I wanted to use datasets that were online, in some (zipped) excel format. The first difficult part was the folder with a non-standard character (the French é). Because next week I should be using those dataset in a crash course...

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Extracting datasets from excel files in a zipped folder

October 30, 2014
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Extracting datasets from excel files in a zipped folder

The title of the post is a bit long, but that’s the problem I was facing this morning: importing dataset from files, online. I mean, it was not a “problem” (since I can always download, and extract manually the files), more a challenge (I should be able to do it in R, directly). The files are located on ressources-actuarielles.net, in a...

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14 Reasons Why R is better than Excel

October 10, 2014
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The Fantasy Football Analytics blog shares these 14 reasons why R is better than Excel for data analysis: More powerful data manipulation capabilities Easier automation Faster computation It reads any type of data Easier project organization It supports larger data sets Reproducibility (important for detecting errors) Easier to find and fix errors It's free It's open source Advanced Statistics...

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R meets Excel- R Training Oct. 2014

September 22, 2014
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(This article was first published on Rmetrics blogs, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) To leave a comment for the author, please follow the link and comment on his blog: Rmetrics blogs. R-bloggers.com offers daily e-mail updates about R news and tutorials on topics such as: visualization (ggplot2, Boxplots, maps, animation), programming (RStudio, Sweave, LaTeX, SQL, Eclipse, git, hadoop, Web...

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Quickly export multiple R objects to an Excel Workbook

June 19, 2014
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Quickly export multiple R objects to an Excel Workbook

Working with a business audience, I am frequently called upon to send analytic results to clients in the form of Excel Workbooks. The xlsx package facilitates exporting tables and datasets Excel, but I wanted a very simple function that would let me … Continue reading →

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