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Using the LaTeX listings package to style R PDF reports with knitr and pandoc

February 15, 2014
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Using the LaTeX listings package to style R PDF reports with knitr and pandoc

knitr is a an R package that allows you to include R code in markdown or LaTeX source files, and have the code and/or its output included in the resulting html or pdf files. RStudio provides good support for this, so if you want to try it out that’s a good place to start. This

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Reproducible research, training wheels, and knitr

February 15, 2014
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Reproducible research, training wheels, and knitr

Last week I gave a short talk at CMU’s statistical computing seminar, Stat Bytes. I summarized why reproducible research (RR) and literate programming are worthwhile, not just for serious research but also for homework reports or statistical blog posts. I … Continue reading →

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BitCoin profits with the Sushi-Burger Shuffle

February 14, 2014
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BitCoin profits with the Sushi-Burger Shuffle

The BitCoin cryptocurrency has been much in the news of late. What, you don't have BitCoins? (Don't worry, neither do I.) Unless you have a supercomputer in your back yard and a cheap source of power, it's no longer really feasible to mine them yourself. But if you want some, several online exhanges will let you buy BitCoins for...

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A million ways to connect R and Excel

February 11, 2014
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In quantitative finance both R and Excel are the basis tools for any type of analysis. Whenever one has to use Excel in conjunction with R, there are many ways to approach the problem and many solutions. It depends on what you really want to do and the size of the dataset you’re dealing with. I

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Using Dates and Times in R

February 10, 2014
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Using Dates and Times in R

Today at the Davis R Users’ Group, Bonnie Dixon gave a tutorial on the various ways to handle dates and times in R. Bonnie provided this great script which walks through essential classes, functions, and packages. Here it is piped through knitr::spin. The original R script can be found as a gist here. Date/time classes Three...

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DailyMeteo.org – 2014 Conference

February 10, 2014
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DailyMeteo.org – 2014 Conference

Our friend Stefan has been participating in MilanoR since the beginning, and was one of the people who started using R intensively after the "Introduction to R" Quantide course. Since he is from Belgrade (Serbia), and takes part in the … Continue reading →

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The Statsguys on Data Analytics

February 9, 2014
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It's good to see that more and more students of econometrics are taking an interest in "Data Analytics" / "Big Data" /"Data Science" literature. As I've commented previously, there's a lot that we can all learn from each other. Moreover, many of "boundaries" are very soft, and are more perceived than real. So, I was delighted to see the...

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A complicated answer to a simple correlation question

February 9, 2014
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A complicated answer to a simple correlation question

A data analysis surprise party. Simple question If I have correlation matrices each estimated with a month of daily returns, how much worse is the average of six of those compared to the estimate with six months of daily data? Expected answer Do a statistical bootstrap with the returns and compare the standard deviations across … Continue reading...

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What is a Bayes factor?

February 9, 2014
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What is a Bayes factor?

The BayesFactor packageThis blog is a companion to the BayesFactor package in R (website), which supports inference by Bayes factors in common research designs. Bayes factors have been proposed as more principled replacements for common classical statistical procedures such as \(p\) values; this blog will offer tutorials in using the package for data analysis.In this first post, I...

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Use SQL to operate R data frames

February 6, 2014
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In both research and application, we need to manipulate data frames by selecting desired columns, filtering records, transforming and aggregating data. R provides built-in functions for data frame manipulation. Suppose df is the data frame we are dealing with. We use df to select the first 100 rows, df to select price and volume columns, df to...

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