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Modeling Trick: Impact Coding of Categorical Variables with Many Levels

July 23, 2012
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Modeling Trick: Impact Coding of Categorical Variables with Many Levels

One of the shortcomings of regression (both linear and logistic) is that it doesn’t handle categorical variables with a very large number of possible values (for example, postal codes). You can get around this, of course, by going to another modeling technique, such as Naive Bayes; however, you lose some of the advantages of regression Related posts:

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R for Ecologists: Phylogenies in R

July 22, 2012
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R for Ecologists: Phylogenies in R

I’ve only recently begun working from an evolutionary perspective, and I can’t imagine why I haven’t thought about it much before. After all, it comes up in just about everything that we do in ecology. For example, I’m currently feeding … Continue reading →

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googleVis — where did SYTYCD dancers come from?

July 21, 2012
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After watching 20 wonderful dancers of the 9th season of So You Think You Can Dance, I have presented a geomap of  the states where they are coming from (click here). Now, I am interested to this show’s history.  I’d like to re-draw the … Continue reading →

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Community Detection in Networks with R

Community Detection in Networks with R

I mainly post this visualization because I think it’s pretty. It reminds a little of the work by the famous Dutch painter Mondrian. The complete matrix can be found here. The plot is a heatmap of an adjacency matrix generated by a weighted dir...

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Coke vs Soda vs Pop : Linguistic trends analyzed with Twitter and R

July 19, 2012
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Coke vs Soda vs Pop : Linguistic trends analyzed with Twitter and R

Growing up in Australia, for me a carbonated drink like Pepsi or Fanta or lemonade was always just a "soft drink". (Also, 'lemonade' in Australia was something different to 'lemonade' in the US; it's something close to 7-Up.) So when I moved to Seattle, it was surprising to me that all such things were called "pop". And then I...

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Health Care Costs – Part 3, "Why You Are Paying More"

July 19, 2012
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Health Care Costs – Part 3, "Why You Are Paying More"

Malpractice - A Booming Industry? Perhaps authors Frank Sloan, Randall Bovbjerg and Penny Githens capture it best from their book Insuring Medical Malpractice: "If aging Doctor Kildare were to return to medical practice today, having been...

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Factor Attribution to improve performance of the 1-Month Reversal Strategy

July 16, 2012
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Factor Attribution to improve performance of the 1-Month Reversal Strategy

Today I want to show how to use Factor Attribution to boost performance of the 1-Month Reversal Strategy. The Short-Term Residual Reversal by D. Blitz, J. Huij, S. Lansdorp, M. Verbeek (2011) paper presents the idea and discusses the results as applied to US stock market since 1929. To improve 1-Month Reversal Strategy performance authors

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Example 9.38: dynamite plots, revisited

July 16, 2012
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Example 9.38: dynamite plots, revisited

Dynamite plots are a somewhat pejorative term for a graphical display where the height of a bar indicates the mean, and the vertical line on top of it represents the standard deviation (or standard error). These displays are commonly found in many scientific disciplines, as a way of communicating group differences in means. Many...

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Project Euler — problem 14

July 16, 2012
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Project Euler — problem 14

It’s Monday today! It’s work day! And I’ve already worked on computer for two hours. Time for a break, which is the 14th problem of Project Euler. The following iterative sequence is defined for the set of positive integers: n n/2 (n … Continue reading →

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Smartphone operating system share mosaic plot

July 13, 2012
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Smartphone operating system share mosaic plot

(This article was first published on Actuarially (Matt Malin), and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Smartphone operating system share mosaic plot Author: Matt Malin The increasing dominance of smartphones across the market is a very common topic in technology and news sites, with analysis of operating system share and phone types often shown in the media. Stumbling across this article...

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