I have been working with Python recently and I have to say, I love it. There’s a learning curve, of course, which has been frustrating. However, once I got comfortable with it (and continue to do so), I found that … Continue reading →

This article was first published on analyze stuff. It has been contributed to Anything but R-bitrary as the second article in its introductory series.By Max Ghenis Today, we celebrate the would-be 85th birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., a man remembered for pioneering the civil rights movement through his courage, moral leadership, and oratory prowess. This post...

Today, we celebrate the would-be 85th birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., a man remembered for pioneering the civil rights movement through his courage, moral leadership, and oratory prowess. This post focuses on his most famous speech, I Have a Dream given on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to over...

(The photo was from our first offering of R classes) We are going to offer our Data Science by R (beginner level) course again in February. The goal of this class is to get students to a point where they are self-sufficient in R, are proficient at analyzing data and can take these skills back to their full-time jobs....

Nassim Nicholas Taleb recently wrote an article advocating the abandonment of the use of standard deviation and advocating the use of mean absolute deviation. Mean absolute deviation is indeed an interesting and useful measure- but there is a reason that standard deviation is important even if you do not like it: it prefers models that Related posts:

For this analysis publicly available data from the OECD is used. The time series run from 1975 to 2013 (where available). Let’s focus on Belgium, Germany, France, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Norway and Switzerland and have a look at their number of hospital beds per 1000 population. The blue line is a trend The post

Fast-track publishing using knitr is a short series on how I use knitr to speedup publishing in my research. While illustrations (previous post) are optional, tables are not, and this fourth article is therefore devoted to tables. Tables through knitr is probably one of the most powerful fast-track publishing tools, in this article I will show (1) how...

Today I want to advocate weighted nonlinear regression. Why so? Minimum-variance estimation of the adjustable parameters in linear and non-linear least squares requires that the data be weighted inversely as their variances . Only then is the BLUE (Best Linear Unbiased Estimator) for linear regression and nonlinear regression with small errors (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weighted_least_squares#Weighted_least_squares), an important fact

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