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Fetch Twitter data using R

October 24, 2013
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Fetch Twitter data using R

This short post will explain how you can fetch twitter data using  twitteR & StreamR packages available in R. In order to connect to twitter API, we need to undergo an authentication process known as OAuth explained in my previous post.Twitter data can be fetched from twitter in two ways: a) Rest API b) Streaming Api.In...

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Interactive maps with polygons using R, Geojson, and Github

October 22, 2013
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Previously on this blog we have discussed making geojson maps and uploading to Github for interactive visualization with USGS BISON data, and with GBIF data, and on my own personal blog. This is done using a file format called geojson, a file format based on JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) in which you can specify geographic...

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Using R to parse time (and taxon names) with GBIF’s API

October 21, 2013
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Using R to parse time (and taxon names) with GBIF’s API

GBIF has recently made a bunch of handy tools available via their revamped API. These tools include a species name parser, which seems very useful for cleaning long lists of taxon names. Here’s a simple R function that takes a … Continue reading →

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Follow up to Johnson et al Post

October 20, 2013
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Follow up to Johnson et al Post

Last week I posted a comment on a paper by Neil Johnson and colleagues that I now regret. The comment amounted to a bit of statistical pedantry on my part regarding some of the wording in the paper. It was my wording in this post, and specifically the title, which would have benefited from some

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How Do You Write Your Model Definitions?

October 20, 2013
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How Do You Write Your Model Definitions?

I’m often irritated by that when a statistical method is explained, such as linear regression, it is often characterized by how it can be calculated rather than by what model is assumed and fitted. A typical example of this is that linear regression is often described as a method that uses ordinary least squares to calculate the best...

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Which are the best programming languages for a bioinformatician?

October 19, 2013
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This is a basic question when you (as a programmer or biologist or mass spectrometrist) start a career in bioinformatics. What is your favorite programming language in bioinformatics?. This pool will give you a short picture about which languages are m...

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R package for effect size calculations for psychology researchers

October 19, 2013
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Dan Gerlanc writes: I read your post the other day on helping psychologists do research and thought you might be interested in our R package, “bootES”, for robust effect size calculation and confidence interval estimation using resampling techniques. The package provides The post R...

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Subsidies, Revenues, and Expenses of NCAA Division I Public Schools Athletic Departments – Visualizations using rCharts and animint generated interactive ggplots

October 18, 2013
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Two interesting articles in recent issues of The Atlantic linked sports to tax-payer dollars. The first few lines of Gregg Easterbrook’s article, titled How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers, were: “Taxpayers fund the stadiums, antitrust law doesn't apply to broadcast deals, the league enjoys nonprofit status, and Commissioner Roger Goodell makes $30 million a year. It's...

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Trading Strategies Performance Report with R and Knitr

October 18, 2013
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Trading Strategies Performance Report with R and Knitr

I’ve been looking for template reports using R and Knitr for a while but I didn’t find anything that suits my needs so far. I therefore decided to create them myself. What I like to see about trading strategies are basic performance charts (daily, monthly and yearly), some basic trading statistics and above all most

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Big and small daycares in Toronto by building type, mapped using RGoogleMaps and Toronto Open Data

October 17, 2013
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Big and small daycares in Toronto by building type, mapped using RGoogleMaps and Toronto Open Data

Before my daughter was born, I thought that my wife and I would have to send her to a licensed child care centre somewhere in Toronto.  I had heard over and over how long of a waiting list I should … Continue reading →

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