Piet Mondrian Composition with Red, Blue, Black, Yellow, and Gray (1921): An example draw from my simulation function: We're in the midst of planning our spring course on Empirical Research Methods, and as a result, I've...

(This article was first published on Learning Data Science , and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) K-plus proches voisins Fondamentaux La notion de voisinage d'un point est assez intuitive. Une définition simple serait : une zone de l'espace qui comprend ce point. C'est une notion centrale en mathématique, particulièrement en analyse lorsqu'on souhaite unifier la notion de finitide (calcul de...

Revolution R Enterprise 7 is a major update to Revolution Analytics' flagship predictive analytics software. Not only does it include the latest release of Open Source R (providing compatability with more than 6,000 user-contributed packages), it also adds in-Hadoop and in-database predictive modeling with big data, new statistical capabilities, and drag-and-drop workflow building via integration with Alteryx. You can...

In my previous post about estimating the Percolation Threshold on a square lattice, I only considered flow from a given cell to its four nearest neighbours. It is a relatively simple matter to extend the recursive flow algorithm to include other configurations as well. Malarz and Galam (2005) considered the problem of percolation on a

by Joseph Rickert The following is a brief report of all things R encountered in my not quite random, but nevertheless far from determined, walk through the O'Reilly Strata / Hadoop World Conference held this week in NYC. To start off, I had the pleasure of doing a 9:00 AM Monday morning joint tutorial with Antonio Piccolboni, the principal...

Manfred Schroeder touches on the topic of percolation a number of times in his encyclopaedic book on fractals (Schroeder, M. (1991). Fractals, Chaos, Power Laws: Minutes from an Infinite Paradise. W H Freeman & Company.). Percolation has numerous practical applications, the most interesting of which (from my perspective) is the flow of hot water through

In this post I show how a combination of MALLET, Python, and data.table means we can analyse quite Big data in R, even though R itself buckles when confronted by textual data. Topic modelling is great fun. Using topic modelling I have been able to separate articles about the 'Kremlin' as a) a building, b) an international actor c) the...

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