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## Working with shapefiles, projections and world maps in ggplot

May 23, 2013
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In this post I will show some different examples of how to work with map projections and how to plot the maps using ggplot. Many maps that are shown using their default projection are in the longlat-format, which is far from optimal. For plotting world maps I prefer to use either Robinson or Winkel Tripel projection—but many more are available—and I will show how...

## Generating a Markov chain vs. computing the transition matrix

May 23, 2013
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A couple of days ago, we had a quick chat on Karl Broman‘s blog, about snakes and ladders (see http://kbroman.wordpress.com/…) with Karl and Corey (see http://bayesianbiologist.com/….), and the use of Markov Chain. I do believe that this application is truly awesome: the example is understandable by anyone, and computations (almost any kind, from what we’ve tried) are easy to perform....

## What happened to six million voters?

May 22, 2013
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The recent elections in Pakistan on May 11 were a great success by all means. In spite of the threats for violence by Al-Qaeda and its local franchises in Pakistan against those who would vote, millions of Pakistanis indeed stepped out to vote for an elected government. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) claimed a voter turnout of 60%....

## Analytical and simulation-based power analyses for mixed-design ANOVAs

May 21, 2013
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In this post I show some R-examples on how to perform power analyses for mixed-design ANOVAs. The first example is analytical—and adapted from formulas used in G*Power (Faul et al., 2007), and the second example is a Monte Carlo simulation. Read more

## Analytical and simulation-based power analyses for mixed-design ANOVAs

May 21, 2013
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In this post I show some R-examples on how to perform power analyses for mixed-design ANOVAs. The first example is analytical — adapted from formulas used in G*Power (Faul et al., 2007), and the second example is a Monte Carlo simulation. The source code is embedded at the end of this post. Both functions require a dataframe, containing the parameters that will be used in...

## More on Chutes & Ladders

May 20, 2013
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Matt Maenner asked about the sawtooth pattern in the figure in my last post on Chutes & Ladders. Damn you, Matt! I thought I was done with this. Don’t feed my obsession. My response was that if the game ends early, it’s even more likely that it’ll be the kid who went first who won.

## What is probabilistic truth?

May 18, 2013
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I am currently working on a validation metric for binary prediction models. That is, models which make predictions about outcomes that can take on either of two possible states (eg Dead/not dead, heads/tails, cat in picture/no cat in picture, etc.) The most commonly used metric for this class of models is AUC, which assesses the

## Mining the last French presidential debate

May 18, 2013
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After reading this post (thanks to him), I think it could be interesting to replicate this with some specific up of french language and to see and we can perform rapid view of the debate between Sarkozy and Hollande of the last 2nd round of presidentia...

## Chutes & ladders: How long is this going to take?

May 17, 2013
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I was playing Chutes & Ladders with my four-year-old daughter yesterday, and I thought, “How long is this going to take?” I saw an interesting mathematical analysis of the game a few years ago, but it seems to be offline, though you can read it via the wayback machine. But that didn’t answer my specific

## Which Torontonians Want a Casino? Survey Analysis Part 2

May 17, 2013
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In my last post I said that I would try to investigate the question of who actually does want a casino, and whether place of residence is a factor in where they want the casino to be built.  So, here … Continue reading →