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Two particular courses and other upcoming events

September 25, 2012
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Two particular courses and other upcoming events

Featured I’ll be leading two courses in the near future: Value-at-Risk versus Expected Shortfall 2012 October 30-31, London. 30th: “Addressing the critical challenges and issues raised by the Basel proposal to replace VaR with Expected Shortfall” 31st: “Variability in Value-at-Risk and Expected Shortfall” led by Patrick Burns Details at CFP Events. Finance with R Workshop … Continue reading...

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Visually-weighted regression plots, with Zelig

September 25, 2012
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Visually-weighted regression plots, with Zelig

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post on producing visually-weighted regression plots, here is some code which illustrates the production of similar plots, but using Zelig’s convenient modeling and simulation functions. This code was produced...

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Formula for Kickstarter Success: Copious Planning (just like real life)

September 24, 2012
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Formula for Kickstarter Success: Copious Planning (just like real life)

It seems like the press can’t wait two days between awful depressing articles about how Kickstarter encourages fraud, broken promises, and tears.  Today I’d like to take you through a project thatshipped — let’s see what we can learn.  I interviewed Diana Rodgers of Wonder Threads.     Diana sought funding to expand her tech … Continue reading...

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Use GBIF and googleVis to Make Maps with Species Occurrence Data

September 24, 2012
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Use GBIF and googleVis to Make Maps with Species Occurrence Data

This is a short follow up on THIS posting.. I will briefly show how to use the dismo- and the googeVis package to plot species occurrences on an interactive Google map, like the one below (HERE is the R-script)MapID2ce4348e653

Computing kook density in R

September 24, 2012
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Computing kook density in R

Do you ever see strange lights in the sky? Do you wonder what really goes on in Area 51? Would you like to use your R hacking skills to get to the bottom of the whole UFO conspiracy? Of course, you would! UFO data from infochimps is the focus of a dat...

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The fear-index: is the VIX efficient to be warned about high volatility? (Finance & Systematic Processus)

September 24, 2012
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The fear-index: is the VIX efficient to be warned about high volatility?   (Finance & Systematic Processus)

Simple visually-weighted regression plots

September 24, 2012
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Simple visually-weighted regression plots

There has recently been a lot of discussion of so-called “visually-weighted regression” plots. Folk hero Hadley Wickham suggests that such plots would be easy to implement with ggplot2, and so I have attempted to prove him right. The approa...

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Network of trade

September 22, 2012
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Network of trade

This week,  I got my hands on some agricultural trade data. Trade data are typically extremely dirty so treat with care when you get your hands on them. Lab standard equipments are required.So I decided to look how countries trade by plotting the ...

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MCMSki IV, Jan. 6-8, 2014, Chamonix (news #1)

September 21, 2012
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MCMSki IV, Jan. 6-8, 2014, Chamonix (news #1)

As advertised on the ‘Og, the ISBA mailing list and now the birth certificate of BayesComp (!), MCMSki IV is taking place for sure in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, January 6-8 2014. The webpage has been started, thanks to Merrill Liechty, and should grow with informations about the location, the hotels, registration, transportation, and of course skiing (check

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Religious restrictions index: how do countries compare?

September 21, 2012
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The Guardian DataBlog published yesterday an interesting article exploring graphically the religious intolerance across the world. The data are coming from a report published by Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life. I like the philosophy DataBlog a lot, providing the raw data for everyone to look at. However, I felt that the visualization could be...

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