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Using SVG graphics in blog posts

February 9, 2016
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Using SVG graphics in blog posts

My traditional work flow for embedding R graphics into a blog post has been via a PNG files that I upload online. However, when I created a 'simple' graphic with only basic curves and triangles for a recent post, I noticed that the PNG output didn't look as crisp as I expected it to be. So, eventually I...

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Hadley Wickham’s Advanced R in Amsterdam

February 6, 2016
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Hadley Wickham’s Advanced R in Amsterdam

On May 19 and 20, 2016, Hadley Wickham will teach his two day Master R Developer Workshop in the centrally located European city of Amsterdam. Are you ready to upgrade your R skills?  Register soon to secure your seat. For the convenience of those who may travel to the workshop, it will be held at

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2015 in review and a preview of 2016

February 2, 2016
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DataCamp’s mission is to build the best online platform for data science education with a focus on R and Python. In this post, we share our journey during 2015 and our plans for 2016 (hint: we’re hiring)*: 2015 IN REVIEW 2015 - The data** Since we’re all obsessed with data, let’s start with some numbers: In 2015… the...

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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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SIMD Map-Reduction with RcppNT2

February 1, 2016
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SIMD Map-Reduction with RcppNT2

Introduction The Numerical Template Toolbox (NT2) collection of header-only C++ libraries that make it possible to explicitly request the use of SIMD instructions when possible, while falling back to regular scalar operations when not. NT2 itself is powered by Boost, alongside two proposed Boost libraries – Boost.Dispatch, which provides a mechanism for efficient tag-based dispatch for functions, and Boost.SIMD, which provides a framework for the implementation of...

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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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