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Twitter sentiment analysis with R

Twitter sentiment analysis with R

Recently I designed a relatively simple code in R to analyze the content of Twitter posts by using the categories identified as positive, negative and neutral. The idea of processing tweets is based on a presentation http://www.slideshare.net/ajayohri/twitter-analysis-by-kaify-rais. The algorithm evaluates tweets based on the number of positive and negative words in the tweet. The words in the tweet correspond with the words... Read More »

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Project Tycho, Correlation between states

April 27, 2014
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Project Tycho, Correlation between states

In this fourth post on Measles data I want to have a look at correlation between states. 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...

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Great Resource for Teaching Statistics with R

April 26, 2014
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Great Resource for Teaching Statistics with R

If you're having trouble teaching statistics using R, then you'll just love the statsTeachR collaboration. It's being launched officially at the 2014 New England Statistics Symposium today. Here's what it's about: "statsTeachR is an open-access, online repository of modular lesson plans, a.k.a. "modules", for teaching statistics using R at the undergraduate and graduate level. Each module focuses on teaching a...

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Why are R users so damn Stingy?!

April 26, 2014
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Why are R users so damn Stingy?!

YES R!Looking at rapporter's recent blog post on "R activity Around the World", I am shocked by how few users actually monetarily support the R Foundation.  Looking at the US for instance there are only 27 donars representing a little more than 0....

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Making Better DNS TXT Record Lookups With Rcpp

April 25, 2014
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Technically this is Part 2 of Firewall-busting ASN-lookups. However, I said (in Part 1) that Part 2 would be about making a vectorized version and this is absolutely not about that. Rather than fib, I merely misdirect. Moving on… As you can see in Part 1, we have to resort to a system() call to do the TXT record lookup...

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Preventing escaping in HTML

April 24, 2014
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Preventing escaping in HTML Preventing escaping in HTML library(xtable) ## ## Attaching package: 'xtable'## ## The following objects are masked from 'package:Hmisc':## ## label, label<- library(stringr)library(whisker) Problem statementBeing a novice in R language, the problem I faced maight be a novice one,...

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2014 Brazilian Election

April 24, 2014
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2014 Brazilian Election

Election is coming soon in Brazil and this is told to be The Election for both the ruling party and the opposition. However, I don't believe to see any surprise in the reelection plans of the incumbent president, Dilma Rousseff, though all past demonstrations, poorly on economic scorecard, and the atypical election where the two

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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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