184 search results for "Web Scraping"

Sports Data and R – Scope for a Thematic (Rather than Task) View? (Living Post)

July 7, 2015
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Sports Data and R – Scope for a Thematic (Rather than Task) View? (Living Post)

Via my feeds, I noticed a package announcement today for cricketR!, a new package for analysing cricket performance data. This got me wondering (again!) about what other sports related packages there might be out there, either in terms of functional thematic packages (to do with sport in general, or one sport in particular), or particular

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Get by with a little (R) help from your friends (at GitHub)

June 29, 2015
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Get by with a little (R) help from your friends (at GitHub)

@JennyBryan posted her slides from the 2015 R Summit and they are a must-read for instructors and even general stats/R-folk. She’s one of the foremost experts in R+GitHub and her personal and class workflows provide solid patterns worth emulation. One thing she has mentioned a few times—and included in her R Summit talk—is the idea

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Fishing for packages in CRAN

June 18, 2015
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Fishing for packages in CRAN

by Joseph Rickert It is incredibly challenging to keep up to date with R packages. As of today (6/16/15), there are 6,789 listed on CRAN. Of course, the CRAN Task Views are probably the best resource for finding what's out there. A tremendous amount of work goes into maintaining and curating these pages and we should all be grateful...

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Restaurant analytics: Text mining, Path analysis, Sankey, Sunbursts and Chord plots

June 16, 2015
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Restaurant analytics: Text mining, Path analysis, Sankey, Sunbursts and Chord plots

Last month I visited my favorite Chinese restaurant with some friends in the center of Amsterdam, Golden chopsticks, and had some nice food. I was wondering if other people shared the same opinion. So I visited iens.nl, a Dutch restaurant … Continue reading →

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RevoScaleR’s Naive Bayes Classifier rxNaiveBayes()

May 28, 2015
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RevoScaleR’s Naive Bayes Classifier rxNaiveBayes()

by Joseph Rickert, Because of its simplicity and good performance over a wide spectrum of classification problems the Naïve Bayes classifier ought to be on everyone's short list of machine learning algorithms. Now, with version 7.4 we have a high performance Naïve Bayes classifier in Revolution R Enterprise too. Like all Parallel External Memory Algorithms (PEMAs) in the RevoScaleR...

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Analyzing R-Bloggers’ posts via Twitter

May 18, 2015
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Analyzing R-Bloggers’ posts via Twitter

For those who don’t know, every time a new blog post gets added to R-Bloggers, it gets a corresponding tweet by @Rbloggers, which gets seen by Rbloggers’ ~20k followers fairly fast. And every time my post gets published, I can’t help but check up on how many people gave that tweet some Twitter love, ie. “favorite”d or...

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Analysing The Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid Marathon

April 18, 2015
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Analysing The Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid Marathon

Nobody’s going to win all the time. On the highway of life you can’t always be in the fast lane (Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running) I started running two years ago and one if my dreams is to run a marathon someday. One month ago I run my first … Continue reading...

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Monitoring Price Fluctuations of Book Trade-In Values on Amazon

April 8, 2015
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Monitoring Price Fluctuations of Book Trade-In Values on Amazon

I am planning to finish school soon and I would like to shed some weight before moving on. I have collected a fair number of books that I will likely never use again and it would be nice to get some money for them. Sites like Amazon and eBay let you se...

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More Airline Crashes via the Hadleyverse

March 31, 2015
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I saw a fly-by #rstats mention of more airplane accident data on — of all places — LinkedIn (email) today which took me to a GitHub repo by @philjette. It seems there’s a web site (run by what seems to be a single human) that tracks plane crashes. Here’s a tweet from @philjette announcing it:

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Knitr’s best hidden gem: spin

March 23, 2015
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Stop knitting & start spinning - spin can help you write reports much faster and avoid repeating yourself - Anyone who loves the idea of dynamic report generation with R is probably a big fan of knitr and its flagship function - knit. But not many people seem to know about knit's awesome cousin -...

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