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draw chinese character Jiong using ggplot2

February 17, 2012
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draw chinese character Jiong using ggplot2

The Chinese character Jiong (囧) is now widely used for expressing ideas or feelings such as annoyance, shock, embarrassment, awkwardness, scorn. The function plot of y=1/(x^2-1) looks very similar of this symbol. I use ggplot2 to draw the symbol of Jiong. Read More: 359 Words Totally

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Take the INNGE survey on math and ecology

February 17, 2012
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Many ecologists are R users, but we vary in our understanding of the math and statistical theory behind models we use. There is no clear consensus on what should be the basic mathematical training of ecologists. To learn what the community thinks, we ...

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Reshaping the IT world

February 16, 2012
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Reshaping the IT world

During my university time I worked on the IT help desk for a while. One day I received a call from a professor, who said that his printer had stopped working. So I asked him, if there was a message on the display and if he could read it to me. "Oh yes"...

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Generating Twitter Wordclouds in R (Prompted by an Open Learning Blogpost)

February 15, 2012
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Generating Twitter Wordclouds in R (Prompted by an Open Learning Blogpost)

A couple of weeks ago I saw a great example of an open learning blogpost from @katy_bird: Generating a word cloud (or not) from a Twitter hashtag. It described the trials and tribulations associated with trying to satisfy a request for the generation of a wordcloud based on tweets associated with a specific Twitter hashtag.

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If you have to use circles…

February 15, 2012
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If you have to use circles…

Stats Chat is an interesting kiwi site—managed by the Department of Statistics of the University of Auckland—that centers around the use and presentation of statistics in the media. This week there was an interesting discussion on one of those infographics … Continue reading →

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Pricing defaultable discount bond with reduced form model

February 14, 2012
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Pricing defaultable discount bond with reduced form model

I often use R language to write "prototype" program. As you know, It has very high productivity and smart grammar. In this article, I would like to show you how to write the program to evaluate the price of defaultable bond by "reduced-form model".Before write a program, we need to understand how to price these bond.Under risk neutral measure, we can...

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Machine Learning Examples in R

February 12, 2012
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Machine Learning Examples in R

This is a post that has been a long time in the making. Following on from the excellent Stanford Machine Learning Course I have made examples of the main algorithms covered in R.We have Linear RegressionFollowed by Neural NetworksAnd Support ...

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Simplified Example of Systematic Investor’s Fine Work

February 10, 2012
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Simplified Example of Systematic Investor’s Fine Work

THIS IS ONLY AN EXAMPLE AND IS NOT INVESTMENT ADVICE. ACTING ON THIS WILL LOSE LOTS OF MONEY. Systematic Investor Blog (be sure to check out the site) offers extremely good examples of how to use R in finance.  Since I firmly believe more examples...

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Visualising the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm

February 10, 2012
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Visualising the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm

In a previous post, I demonstrated how to use my R package MHadapive to do general MCMC to estimate Bayesian models. The functions in this package are an implementation of  the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm. In this post, I want to provide an intuitive way to picture what is going on ‘under the hood’in this algorithm. The

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A new local R user group in Cambridge, UK

February 10, 2012
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It turns out there's another local R user group in Cambridge, UK. It's called CambR, and organizing committee member Laurent Gatto described its history to me in an email: After meeting repeatedly at several R related conferences (Bioconductor meetings, useR 2011), some R enthusiasts thought Cambridge deserved a local R user group and founded CambR in September 2011. Since...

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