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Updated R & BLAS Timings

March 30, 2016
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Updated R & BLAS Timings

With the recent releases of R 3.2.4 and OpenBLAS 2.17, I decided it was time to re-benchmark R speed. I’ve settled on a particular set of tests, based on my experience as well as some of Simon Urbanek’s work which I separated into two groups: those focusing on BLAS-heavy operations and those which do not. Read the full...

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Election tRends: An interactive US election tracker (using Shiny and Plotly)

March 29, 2016
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Guest post by Jonathan Sidi Introduction The US primaries are coming on fast with almost 120 days left until the conventions. After building a shinyapp for the Israeli Elections I decided to update features in the app tried out plotly in the shiny framework. As a casual voter trying to gauge the true temperature of … Continue reading...

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Margin of Error by Geography in the American Community Survey (ACS)

March 14, 2016
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Margin of Error by Geography in the American Community Survey (ACS)

Today I will demonstrate how the margin of error in American Community Survey (ACS) estimates grow as the size of the geography decreases.  The final chart that we’ll create is this: The way I interpret the above chart is this: The ACS is very confident about its state-level estimates. It’s a bit less confident about county-level estimates. But The post

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An Analysis of the Flint Michigan Water Crisis: Part 1 Initial Corrosivity

March 3, 2016
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The Flint River in Flint, Michigan, USA, in the late 1970s. By U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, photographer unknown via Wikimedia Commons Introduction As many have heard recently residents of Flint Michigan have been rightly outraged due to the high presence of toxic chemicals including lead in their drinking water. The question arises how did

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more e’s [and R’s]

February 21, 2016
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more e’s [and R’s]

Alex Thiéry suggested debiasing the biased estimate of e by Rhee and Glynn truncated series method, so I tried the method to see how much of an improvement (if any!) this would bring. I first attempted to naïvely implement the raw formula of Rhee and Glynn with a (large) Poisson distribution on the stopping rule

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Interactive plotting with rbokeh

February 17, 2016
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Hello everyone! In this post, I will show you how you can use rbokeh to build interactive graphs and maps in R. What is bokeh? Bokeh is a popular python library used for building interactive plots and maps, and now it is also available in R, thanks to Ryan Hafen. It is a very powerful

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Why I use ggplot2

February 12, 2016
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Why I use ggplot2

If you’ve read my blog, taken one of my classes, or sat next to me on an airplane, you probably know I’m a big fan of Hadley Wickham’s ggplot2 package, especially compared to base R plotting. Not everyone agrees. Among the anti-ggplot2 crowd is JHU Professor Jeff Leek, who yesterday wrote up his thoughts on the Simply Statistics...

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Clustering French Cities (based on Temperatures)

February 11, 2016
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Clustering French Cities (based on Temperatures)

In order to illustrate hierarchical clustering techniques and k-means, I did borrow François Husson‘s dataset, with monthly average temperature in several French cities. > temp=read.table( + "http://freakonometrics.free.fr/FR_temp.txt", + header=TRUE,dec=",") We have 15 cities, with monthly observations > X=temp > boxplot(X) Since the variance seems to be rather stable, we will not ‘normalize’ the variables here, > apply(X,2,sd) Janv Fevr Mars...

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South Carolina Republican Debate with R

January 19, 2016
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South Carolina Republican Debate with R

Continuing with the series analyzing republican debates, the latest in South Carolina confirms a few of the trends i’ve been observing, mainly that: Trump likes to repeat himself (maybe he likes to stick with what has worked so far?). Trump also likes to keep it short: everyone else says more things for longer at a time. The most...

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Water World

January 18, 2016
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Water World

I live in Utah, an extremely dry state. Like much of the western United States, Utah is experiencing water stress from increasing demand, episodes of drought, and conflict over water rights. At the same time, Utahns use a lot of water per capita compared to residents of other states. According to the United States Geological Survey, in...

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