1263 search results for "Excel"

R becomes a critical tool in government departments

June 10, 2012
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R becomes a critical tool in government departments

Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries (2012) just published by New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (click to download page) demonstrates well that R is a limitless tool for analysis and graphing, and the capability of using R is growing in … Continue reading →

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Testing recommender systems in R

June 10, 2012
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Testing recommender systems in R

Recommender systems are pervasive. You have encountered them while buying a book on barnesandnoble, renting a movie on Netflix, listening to music on Pandora, to finding the bar visit (FourSquare). Saar for Revolution Analytics, had demonstrated how to get started with some techniques for R here. We will build some using Michael Hahsler’s excellent package

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R starter resources

June 8, 2012
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R starter resources

I’m hardly the first person you would want to talk to about learning statistics in R. But if you’re bent on teaching yourself R, and you’ve ended up at my blog, here are some resources I found useful. (No opinions here about whether R is good/bad better/worse than Excel, Minitab, Matlab, Octave, SPSS, Stata, SAS,

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Choosing colour palettes. Part II: Educated Choices.

June 7, 2012
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Choosing colour palettes. Part II: Educated Choices.

There are many resources on the use of colours in R, several packages, and a number of schemes already implemented in ggplot2. In the previous part, we saw how ggplot2 selects a default colour palette according to the type of variable, discrete or cont...

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Mapping the World’s Biggest Airlines

June 7, 2012
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Mapping the World’s Biggest Airlines

The map above shows the routes flown by the top 7 airli

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UK house prices visualised with googleVis-0.2.16

June 5, 2012
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UK house prices visualised with googleVis-0.2.16

A new version of googleVis has been released on CRAN and the project site. Version 0.2.16 adds the functionality to plot quarterly and monthly data as a motion chart. To illustrate the new feature I looked for a quarterly data set and stumbled across t...

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The influences that shaped R: Inferno-ish R

June 1, 2012
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The influences that shaped R: Inferno-ish R

Patrick Burns, author of the excellent R Inferno, gave a presentation about R at the Cambridge R User Group this week. (Revolution Analytics is a proud sponsor of CambR.) I wasn't at the presentation myself, but Pat always gives a great talk, and he's generously provided his slides with copious notes. They're definitely worth a read if you're interested...

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R Tops Data Mining Software Poll

May 31, 2012
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For the past 12 years, KDNuggets has conducted an annual poll asking "What analytics/data mining software you used in the past 12 months for a real project (not just evaluation)". In this year's poll, R was the top-ranked data mining solution, selected by 30.7% of poll respondents. Microsoft Excel was second, at 29.8%. Rapidminer, which took the #1 spot...

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Poll Shows Open Source Almost Even with Commercial Analytics Software

May 31, 2012
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Poll Shows Open Source Almost Even with Commercial Analytics Software

The 2012 results of the annual KDnuggets poll are in. It shows R in first place with 30.7% of users reporting having used it for a real project. Excel is almost as popular. It seems out of place among so … Continue reading →

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knitcitations

May 30, 2012
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Included file 'themes/noamblog/rsscss.html' not found in _includes directory Markdown is becoming an increasingly popular platform for lightweight and online publishing. While traditional publishing tools like LaTeX and word processors have long had i...

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