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Firewall-busting ASN-lookups – Part 1

April 23, 2014
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This is a short post on one way to bust through your corporate firewall when trying to use the Team CYMRU ASN lookup facility that we presented in our book. Part 2 will show how to create a vectorized version of this code. Most corporate networks aren’t going to allow port 43 (WHOIS) access directly, which will make...

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There is no “Too Big” Data, is there?

April 23, 2014
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There is no “Too Big” Data, is there?

A few years ago, a former classmate came back to me with a simple problem. He was working for some insurance company (and still is, don’t worry, chatting with me is not yet a reason for dismissal), and his problem was that their dataset was too large to run (standard) codes to get a regression, and some predictions. My...

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Moving From system() calls to Rcpp Interfaces

April 23, 2014
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Over on the Data Driven Security Blog there’s a post on how to use Rcpp to interface with an external library (in this case ldns for DNS lookups). It builds on another post which uses system() to make a call to dig to lookup DNS TXT records. The core code is below and at both

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Set Up Shiny-server on www.digitalocean.com

April 23, 2014
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Set Up Shiny-server on www.digitalocean.com

RStudio supplies several servers for hosting user’s apps, e.g. http://www.shinyapps.io/, http://spark.rstudio.com, http://glimmer.rstudio.com. Thanks a lot to RStudio who has contributed many excellent R libraries! I want to set my shiny-server on a virtual private server (VPS), because I have some other tasks and I feel a VPS is more stable than the PC under my desk.

Yet Another Baseball Defense Statistic

April 22, 2014
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Yet Another Baseball Defense Statistic

Fangraphs recently published an interesting dataset that measures defensive efficiency of fielders. For each player, the Inside Edge dataset breaks their opportunities to make plays into five categories, ranging from almost impossible to routine. It al...

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R jobs (April 22nd 2014)

April 22, 2014
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This is the bimonthly R Jobs post (for 2014-04-22), based on the R-bloggers’ sister website: R-users.com. If you are an employer who is looking to hire people from the R community, please visit this link to post a new R job (it’s free, and registration takes less than 10 seconds). If you are a job seekers, please follow the links below to learn more and apply...

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Simpson’s Paradox Is Back

April 21, 2014
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Simpson’s Paradox Is Back

The latest issue of the American Statistician has a set of thought-provoking point/counterpoint papers on Simpson’s Paradox, with a tie-in to the controversial issue of causality. (I will not address the causality issue here.) Since I have long had my own thoughts about Simpson’s, I’ll postpone the topic I had planned to post this week,

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Simpson’s Paradox Is Back

April 21, 2014
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Simpson’s Paradox Is Back

The latest issue of the American Statistician has a set of thought-provoking point/counterpoint papers on Simpson’s Paradox, with a tie-in to the controversial issue of causality. (I will not address the causality issue here.) Since I have long had my own thoughts about Simpson’s, I’ll postpone the topic I had planned to post this week,

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Mythbusting – Dr. Copper

April 21, 2014
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Mythbusting – Dr. Copper

Image by Justin Reznick   “An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.” Laurence J. Peter (author and creator of the Peter Principle) If you were paying attention to financial sites last month, you probably noticed a number of articles on “Dr. Copper”. Here is

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High incidence in Measles Data in Project Tycho

April 21, 2014
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High incidence in Measles Data in Project Tycho

In this third post on Measles data I want to have a look at some high incidence occasions. As described before, the data is from Project Tycho, which contains data from all weekly notifiable disease reports for the United States dating back to 1888. These data are freely available to anybody...

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