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The luckiest team in the NBA

June 8, 2014
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The luckiest team in the NBA

While the NBA finals are in full swing and the two best teams are battling it out for the ultimate prize, another 28 are now in summer vacation. In order to achieve their goal of still playing this time next year, teams often look to improve their roster through trades, player development, and most importantly, the

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The Three Little Pigs

June 8, 2014
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The Three Little Pigs

Jesse, you asked me if I was in the meth business or the money business. Neither. I’m in the empire business (Walter White in Breaking Bad) The game of pig has simple rules but complex strategies. It was described for the first time in 1945  by a magician called John Scarne. Playing the pig game

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Can You Track Me Now? (Visualizing Xfinity Wi-Fi Hotspot Coverage) [Part 1]

June 6, 2014
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Can You Track Me Now? (Visualizing Xfinity Wi-Fi Hotspot Coverage) [Part 1]

This is the first of a two-part series. Part 1 sets up the story and goes into how to discover, digest & reformat the necessary data. Part 2 will show how to perform some basic visualizations and then how to build beautiful & informative density maps from the data and offer some suggestions as to how to prevent potential tracking. Xfinity...

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Stuff I’ve gotten horribly wrong

June 5, 2014
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Stuff I’ve gotten horribly wrong

I'm the first (I hope) to admit when I've gotten something wrong. I like to think I'm humble enough to realize that there are limits to my knowledge. Actually, humility doesn't enter into it. Every day I'm confronted with things that I don't know or understand. Those same limits can often blind me to being

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The Unavoidable Instability of Brand Image

June 4, 2014
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The Unavoidable Instability of Brand Image

"It may be that most consumers forget the attribute-based reasons why they chose or rejected the many brands they have considered and instead retain just a summary attitude sufficient to guide choice the next time."This is how Dolnicar and Rossiter con...

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Phylogenies in R and Python

June 2, 2014
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Phylogenies in R and Python

One of the reasons I switched to Python from R is because Python’s phylogenetic capabilities are very well developed, but R is catching up. I’m moving into phylogenetic community ecology, which requires a lot of tree manipulation and calculation of … Continue reading →

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Weekend at Bernoulli’s

June 1, 2014
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Weekend at Bernoulli’s

I have been doing some background reading on group sequential trials for an upcoming project. One of the papers I came across in terms of the required numerical methods is "Repeated Significance Tests on Accumulating Data" (Armitage, et al, 1969). In t...

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Portraying Your Field Sites to Others and Your Future Self Part 1: Little Planets

May 30, 2014
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Portraying Your Field Sites to Others and Your Future Self Part 1: Little Planets

I have been experimenting recently with using my relatively inexpensive camera to capture the feeling or sense of a place I am in, with an eye towards collecting a record of field sites in my ecological work. The key is for it to be more immersive th...

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Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up an R-Hadoop System

May 30, 2014
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Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up an R-Hadoop System

by Yanchang Zhao RDataMining.com Following my first R-Hadoop system setup guide written in Sept 2013, I have further tested setting up a Hadoop system for running R code, as well as using HBase. I have tested it both on a … Continue reading →

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Visualize Your Foursquare Check-ins with R

May 29, 2014
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Visualize Your Foursquare Check-ins with R

You can use this tutorial in the ThinkToStartR package with: token <-ThinkToStart(“Foursquare_auth”,app_name=”R_Test”,app_id=”XXX”,app_secret=”XXX”) map <- ThinkToStart(“Foursquare_map”,token) Hey R-Fans! You sure all heard of Foursquare. It has more than 45 million users but it´s potential is not recognized by much people. So today I want to show you how easy it is to get your check-in history and visualize …

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