This was my first year to attend the R/Finance conference that focuses on the use R programming in applied finance. I was unable to get out there until mid-morning on Friday, so I missed Jeff Ryan’s tutorial on Automated Trading … Continue reading →

This was my first year to attend the R/Finance conference that focuses on the use R programming in applied finance. I was unable to get out there until mid-morning on Friday, so I missed Jeff Ryan’s tutorial on Automated Trading … Continue reading →

The latest release of Revolution R Enterprise shows how Revolution Analytics’ package for big data, RevoScaleR, is continuing add new capabilities for Big Data statistics. RevoScaleR removes the limits on the size of the data that can be processed in R through the use of the highly efficient .Xdf binary file format. Xdf stores data by rows within columns...

John Fox will be teaching a two-day introductory R workshop at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, on May 24 and 25. The workshop will largely be based on materials from Fox and Weisberg, An R Companion to Applied Regression, Second Edition (Sage, 2011). Further information about the workshop is available at: https://www.socialsciences.mcmaster.ca/registrations/john-fox-introduction-to-r/fg_base_view_p3. A few spaces in the workshop are reserved for non-McMaster attendees and made...

ComputerWorld's feature today, 22 free tools for data visualization and analysis, suggests open-source R as the third entry on the list: What it does: R is a general statistical analysis platform (the authors call it an "environment") that runs on the command line. Need to find means, medians, standard deviations, correlations? R can handle that and much more, including...

For my sins, I have done more than my fair share of analysis in Excel. I am quite capable of building and maintaining 130Mb spreadsheets (I had a dozen of them for one client). Excel is pretty much installed everywhere, so it is sometimes the only way to get started getting commercial value of the data in the...