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The Register profiles Revolution Analytics

March 23, 2011
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Tech news site The Register has just published an in-depth profile of Revolution Analytics. It was great meeting the author Dan Olds at Revolution HQ a couple of weeks ago, and sharing with him why we think the R language is the way forward for data science: modern, applied, large-scale statistical analysis. He captures that sentiment perfectly in the...

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Did the weather affect the #Brexit vote?

June 26, 2016
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Did the weather affect the #Brexit vote?

On the evening of the polling day, some parts of London and southern England were hit by very bad weather, while other areas experienced nice weather with high temperatures and sunshine. The weather could have affected the Brexit vote by affecting Turnout or by affecting Voting Intentions. To cut a long story short: there is, … Continue reading...

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Custom Templated as and wrap Functions within Rcpp.

June 24, 2016
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Custom Templated as and wrap Functions within Rcpp.

Introduction Consider a need to be able to interface with a data type that is not presently supported by Rcpp. The data type might come from a new library or from within ones own program. In such cases, Rcpp is faced with an issue of consciousness as the new data type is not similar to known types so the autocoversion...

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Microsoft Analytics in 2016

June 23, 2016
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Microsoft Analytics in 2016

If you had asked me two years ago if Microsoft was a serious vendor for data science and analytics infrastructure and tools, I would have laughed. At the time their offering seemed to me to consist of Excel against SQL Server. There is nothing really wrong (or exciting) about SQL Server, but friends don’t let friends use Excel for...

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EARL London Agenda Announced

June 21, 2016
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EARL London Agenda Announced

We are delighted to announce the full agenda and impressive line up of speakers for September’s EARL Conference. EARL 2016 will feature the largest number of talks yet with 3 streams and 48 presentations. We have a fantastic range of cross-industry representation … Continue reading →

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Introducing the p-hacker app: Train your expert p-hacking skills

June 21, 2016
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Introducing the p-hacker app: Train your expert p-hacking skills

  Start the p-hacker app! My dear fellow scientists! “If you torture the data long enough, it will confess.” This aphorism, attributed to Ronald Coase, sometimes has been used in a disrespective manner, as if it was wrong to do creative data analysis. In fact, the art of

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Venn Diagram Comparison of Boruta, FSelectorRcpp and GLMnet Algorithms

June 18, 2016
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Venn Diagram Comparison of Boruta, FSelectorRcpp and GLMnet Algorithms

Feature selection is a process of extracting valuable features that have significant influence on dependent variable. This is still an active field of research and machine wandering. In this post I compare few feature selection algorithms: traditional GLM with regularization, computationally demanding Boruta and entropy based filter from FSelectorRcpp (free of Java/Weka) package....

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Venn Diagram Comparison of Boruta, FSelectorRcpp and GLMnet Algorithms

June 17, 2016
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Venn Diagram Comparison of Boruta, FSelectorRcpp and GLMnet Algorithms

Feature selection is a process of extracting valuable features that have significant influence on dependent variable. This is still an active field of research and machine wandering. In this post I compare few feature selection algorithms: traditional GLM with regularization, computationally demanding Boruta and entropy based filter from FSelectorRcpp (free of Java/Weka) package....

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Open to Non-Conference Attendees – R Workshops at EARL 2016

June 13, 2016
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Open to Non-Conference Attendees – R Workshops at EARL 2016

EARL is a Conference for users and developers of the open source R programming language. The primary focus of the Conference is the commercial usage of R across a range of industry sectors with the aim of sharing knowledge and … Continue reading →

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R Consortium and User! 2016 News

June 9, 2016
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by Joseph Rickert IBM Joins the R Consortium This past Monday at the Spark Summit in San Francisco IBM announced that it had joined the R Consortium as a "Platinum" member. This is very good news with respect to the development and growth of the R language, the health of the R Community and the position of opensource software...

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