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Highlights from the useR! 2012 conference

August 1, 2012
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Highlights from the useR! 2012 conference

Video (screencast) of the presentation by Szilard Pafka at the Los Angeles R users group. I summarized (with short demos) a few of the talks from the useR! 2012 conference. We are planning one more meetup to cover more talks. … Continue reading →

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The Environmental Performance Index, visualized with R

July 31, 2012
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The Environmental Performance Index, visualized with R

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks countries on performance indicators for environmental public health and ecosystem vitality. Yale University hosts the EPI website, which was used to present the 2012 EPI Rankings to world leaders at the 2012 World Economic Forum at Davos. The Country Profiles section of the website allowed members to browse the performance characteristics of their...

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Edge Prediction in a Social Graph: My Solution to Facebook’s User Recommendation Contest on Kaggle

July 31, 2012
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Edge Prediction in a Social Graph: My Solution to Facebook’s User Recommendation Contest on Kaggle

A couple weeks ago, Facebook launched a link prediction contest on Kaggle, with the goal of recommending missing edges in a social graph. I love investigating social networks, so I dug around a little, and since I did well enough to score one of the coveted prizes, I’ll share my approach here.(For some background, the contest provided...

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Split-plot 2: let’s throw in some spatial effects

July 30, 2012
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Split-plot 2: let’s throw in some spatial effects

Disappeared for a while collecting frequent flyer points. In the process I ‘discovered’ that I live in the middle of nowhere, as it took me 36 hours to reach my conference destination (Estoril, Portugal) through Christchurch, Sydney, Bangkok, Dubai, Madrid … Continue reading →

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Big data, big analytics, big opportunity

July 30, 2012
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Big data, big analytics, big opportunity

Data, data, every where Nor any byte to think The world today is awash with data. Corporations, governments, and individuals are busy generating petabytes of data on culture, economy, environment, religion, and society.  While data has become abundant and ubiquitous, data analysts needed to turn raw data into knowledge are in fact in short...

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Archetypal Analysis

July 30, 2012
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Archetypal Analysis

Thinking Strategically about Customer HeterogeneityIronically, market segmentation, whose motto is "one size does not fit all," seems to rely almost exclusively on one definition of what constitutes a segment.  Borrowing its definition f...

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Blue Jay and Scrub Jay : Using rvertnet to check the distributions in R

July 30, 2012
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Blue Jay and Scrub Jay : Using rvertnet to check the distributions in R

As part of my Google Summer of Code, I am also working on another package for R called rvertnet. This package is a wrapper in R for VertNet websites. Vertnet is a vertebrate distributed database network consisting of FishNet2, MaNIS, HerpNET, and ORNIS. Out of that currently Fishnet, HerpNET and ORNIS have their v2 portals serving data. rvertnet has functions now to access

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Returns with negative net asset values

July 30, 2012
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Returns with negative net asset values

How are returns calculated when net asset value goes negative? Previously In “A tale of two returns” we highlighted the similarities and differences of log returns versus simple returns. Positive valuation We create — in R — an example of net asset value at four times: > nav1 <- c(1000, 900, 950, 1010) > nav1 … Continue reading...

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Extracting upstream regions of a RefSeq human gene list in R using Bioconductor

July 29, 2012
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Suppose that you want to do local mapping of upstream regions of a given RefSeq IDs in a particular genome in R using Bioconductor. Download the script here.In this case, you may take a look at the Bioconductor AnnotationData Packages here: http:/...

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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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