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Why multiple imputation?

March 20, 2014
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Why multiple imputation?

Background In the forth coming week, I will be giving a presentation on the fundamentals of imputation to my colleagues. One of the most important idea I would like to present is multiple imputation. In my last post, I have...

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Stop using bivariate correlations for variable selection

March 19, 2014
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Stop using bivariate correlations for variable selection

Stop using bivariate correlations for variable selection Something I've never understood is the widespread calculation and reporting of univariate and bivariate statistics in applied work, especially when it comes to model selection. Bivariate statistics are, at best, useless for multi-variate model selection and, at worst, harmful. Since nearly all...

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Stop using bivariate correlations for variable selection

March 19, 2014
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Stop using bivariate correlations for variable selection

Stop using bivariate correlations for variable selection Something I've never understood is the widespread calculation and reporting of univariate and bivariate statistics in applied work, especially when it comes to model selection. Bivariate statistics are, at best, useless for multi-variate model selection and, at worst, harmful. Since nearly all...

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Using R: barplot with ggplot2

March 19, 2014
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Using R: barplot with ggplot2

Ah, the barplot. Loved by some, hated by some, the first graph you’re likely to make in your favourite office spreadsheet software, but a rather tricky one to pull off in R. Or, that depends. If you just need a barplot that displays the value of each data point as a bar — which is

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GSoC Proposal 2014: package bdvis: Biodiversity Data Visualizations

March 17, 2014
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GSoC Proposal 2014: package bdvis: Biodiversity Data Visualizations

I am applying for Google Summer of Code 2014 again with “Biodiversity Data Visualizations using R” proposal. We are proposing to take package bdvis to next level by adding more functions and making it available through CRAN. I am posting this idea to get feedback and suggestions from Biodiversity Informatics community.

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GSoC Proposal 2014: package bdvis: Biodiversity Data Visualizations

March 17, 2014
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GSoC Proposal 2014: package bdvis: Biodiversity Data Visualizations

Update: The proposal has been approved for participation in Google Summer of Code 2014. I will post updates on the progress on the blog once the coding phase starts. I am applying for Google Summer of Code 2014 again with “Biodiversity Data Visualizations using R” proposal. We are proposing to take package bdvis to next

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Species occurrence data

March 17, 2014
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Species occurrence data

The rOpenSci projects aims to provide programmatic access to scientific data repositories on the web. A vast majority of the packages in our current suite retrieve some form of biodiversity or taxonomic data. Since several of these datasets have been georeferenced, it provides numerous opportunities for visualizing species distributions, building species distribution maps, and for using it analyses such...

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Approximate Bayesian model choice

March 16, 2014
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Approximate Bayesian model choice

The above is the running head of the arXived paper with full title “Implications of  uniformly distributed, empirically informed priors for phylogeographical model selection: A reply to Hickerson et al.” by Oaks, Linkem and Sukuraman. That I (again) read in the plane to Montréal (third one in this series!, and last because I also watched

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Moving the North Pole to the Equator

March 15, 2014
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Moving the North Pole to the Equator

I am still working with @3wen on visualizations of the North Pole. So far, it was not that difficult to generate maps, but we started to have problems with the ice region in the Arctic. More precisely, it was complicated to compute the area of this region (even if we can easily get a shapefile). Consider the globe, worldmap <- ggplot()...

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A brief introduction to higher order functions in R

March 14, 2014
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In R, function may not be as special as it is in other programming languages; it is regarded as one of the many types and can be passed as an argument to some other function. The way we deal with other objects such list and data.frame definitely applies to function. Here is a simple example in which we define...

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