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Sentiment Analysis of Uganda Presidential Debate – Using R and Twitter data

February 2, 2016
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Introduction to Digital democracy is here. Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are providing inexpensive ways for individuals to engage on political issues, therefore providing a wealth of data that provides insight on an underlying trend that spans both geography and demography. Outbox Uganda carried out a sentiment analysis of Uganda’s first ever presidential debate last month and...

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Strategies to Speedup R Code

January 30, 2016
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Strategies to Speedup R Code

The for-loop in R, can be very slow in its raw un-optimised form, especially when dealing with larger data sets. There are a number of ways you can make your logics run fast, but you will be really surprised how fast you can actually go. This posts shows a number of approaches including simple tweaks

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2016 Prior Exposure Bayesian Data Analysis workshops for social scientists

January 29, 2016
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Mark Andrews and I launched our Prior Exposure Bayesian Data Analysis workshop series last year and are pleased to announce that bookings for year the 2016 workshops 1 and 2 are now open. This is part of the ESRC Advanced Training Initiative.Further details including booking links and details of bursaries for UK PhD students are available here. The dates are 31...

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FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Names) in R

January 29, 2016
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By Steph Locke Get the fully qualified domain name for your machine This is just a quick post, to mention how you can get your computer name with the domain it is registered in i.e.  the fully qualified domain name … Continue reading →

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Filling in the gaps – highly granular estimates of income and population for New Zealand from survey data

January 22, 2016
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Filling in the gaps – highly granular estimates of income and population for New Zealand from survey data

Individual-level estimates from survey data I was motivated by web apps like the British Office of National Statistics’ How well do you know your area? and How well does your job pay? to see if I could turn the New Zealand Income Survey into an individual-oriented estimate of income given age group, qualification, occupation, ethnicity, region and hours...

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Fun Data for teaching R

January 21, 2016
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Fun Data for teaching R

I’ll be running an R course soon and I am looking for fun (public) datasets to use in data manipulation and visualization. I would like to use a single dataset that has some easy variables for the first days, but … Continue reading →

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Upcoming Microsoft R Webinars

January 21, 2016
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A quick heads-up that I'll be presenting a live webinar on Thursday January 28, Introduction to Microsoft R Open. If you know anyone that should get to know R and/or Microsoft R Open, send 'em along. Here's the abstract: Data Science is a strategic initiative for most companies today, who seek to understand the wealth of data now available...

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Microsoft Launches Its First Free Online R Course on edX

January 14, 2016
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Today, Microsoft and DataCamp launched an exciting new course on edX.org covering the basics of the statistical programming language R. This four week course is free for everyone, and no prior knowledge in programming or data science is required.Make sure to watch the course promotion video: What sets this Introduction to R course apart from...

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Power analysis for default Bayesian t-tests

January 14, 2016
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Power analysis for default Bayesian t-tests

One important benefit of Bayesian statistics is that you can provide relative support for the null hypothesis. When the null hypothesis is true, p-values will forever randomly wander between 0 and 1, but a Bayes factor has consistency (Rouder, Speckman, Sun, Morey, & Iverson, 2009), which means that as the sample size increases, the Bayes Factor will tell you...

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EARL Conference 2016 – London Dates announced.

January 11, 2016
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EARL Conference 2016 – London Dates announced.

          Following the overwhelming success of the EARL 2015 Conference and the feedback received, the 2016 London Conference will again be held in the Tower Hotel and the dates are: 13th – 15th September 2016. EARL … Continue reading →

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