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Partisan Bias in Fed Inflation Forecasts?

December 22, 2011
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Partisan Bias in Fed Inflation Forecasts?

Following on from my previous post about US Federal Reserve inflation forecast errors, I decided to put together a descriptive graph to see if there might be a partisan bias to these forecast erros. Also, given all of the work in the political eco...

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Record Long Term Treasury Returns

December 21, 2011
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Record Long Term Treasury Returns

I mistakenly assume everyone knows that US Treasury Returns have been extreme in 2011.  As we near the end of the year, I thought it would be beneficial to look at the world’s best performer while incorporating some new graphical techniques.&nbs...

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Simulating Confidence Intervals

December 20, 2011
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Simulating Confidence Intervals

As I am finishing up my thesis I have recently been plotting effects from many models. An important aspect of this is to show the uncertainty surrounding different estimates and effects. Following a paper by Gary King, Michael Tomz and Jason Wittenberg...

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Outliers in the European Parliament

December 20, 2011
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Outliers in the European Parliament

Earlier this year I had a lot of fun learning how to use the BeautifulSoup and mechanize modules in python to scrape websites. My goal was to scrape the European Parliament website for information on the activity levels of the different MEPs. I struggl...

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TikZ and R

December 20, 2011
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TikZ and R

TikZ is an awesome macro for producing beautiful graphics in LaTeX. I use it constantly as it has a very intuitive syntax, and it is easy to define global settings for your plots, ensuring that the graphics in your paper are all uniformly styled. One t...

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Simplifying Loops in R

December 20, 2011
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One of the things I do frequently in my research is the apply some function on a large number of rows in a data set. I am a great fan of the loop structure in R, and use this a lot. I know one should always vectorize and avoid loops in R, however for m...

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I may have ventured into the first circle and Virgil Is NOT Here — Lehmann Primality Test in R

December 20, 2011
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So a post about Lehmann Primality Tests in HackerNews came across my twitter this morning. Seemed like a great quick coding exercise during lunch. Little Did I know…It is wonderfully simple primality test but i think i have hit up against some R quir...

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Assessing Model Fit Through Simulation

December 20, 2011
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Assessing Model Fit Through Simulation

In the area of political science where I am active (european politics) it is very common to simply estimate a model, and start drawing inferences immediately. This is a shame as drawing inferences from a model without assessing how well it fits the dat...

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Fast paced food-web plotting action

December 20, 2011
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Fast paced food-web plotting action

A simple foodwebOne of my interests is in food web topology and food web dynamics. My research in experimental ponds has left me with 2430 food webs to make sense of, and one way to facilitate understanding that many networks, and really any food web, is through visualization. There are...

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Blog Statistics with StatCounter & R

December 19, 2011
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Blog Statistics with StatCounter & R

If you're interested in analysing your blog's statistics this can easily be done with a web-service like StatCounter (free, only registration needed, quite extensive service) and with R.After implementing the StatCounter script in the html code of a we...

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