While responding to this thread on Reddit I made a rough guess as to the heat retention of my french press when completely full of coffee. When I went to bed I realized there was no good reason why I … Continue reading →

Following the post by Arthur Charpentier (Freakonometrics), I wondered what would be the outcome considering my current engagement (veterinary medicine, epidemiology, bovine mastitis). Briefly, Arthur Charpentier’s post looked at clusters of journals publishing the same kind of papers. So I looked at 25 journals (Journal of Dairy Science, Canadian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, Preventive Veterinary

Yet another paper on ABC model choice was posted on arXiv a few days ago, just prior to the ABC in London meeting that ended in the pub above (most conveniently located next to my B&B!). It is written by Olivier Francois and Guillaume Laval and the approach relies on DIC for running model selection.

The Rmetrics Association is once again holding its annual Workshop and Summer School on Computational Finance and Financial Engineering at Meielisalp (on Lake Thune in Switzerland) from June 26-30. Now in its fifth year, the workshop consists of Summer School-like tutorial sessions and a user/developer meeting: Both focus on topics from "Computational Finance and Financial Engineering" and on the...

We're having problem with starting values in glm(). A very simple logistic regression with just an intercept with a very simple starting value (beta=5) blows up....

The bigmemory is an excellent package for handling big matrix in R. There are several sister packages provided by "The Bigmemory Project": biganalytics for analysis, bigtabulate for tabulation, bigalgebra for linear algebra functionality, synchronicity for synchronization via mutexes and interprocess communication and message passing.biganalytics provides a few functions for analysis: linear regression model, generalized linear regression model, and...