Many graphs use a time series, meaning they measure events over time. William Playfair (1759 - 1823) was a Scottish economist and pioneer of this approach. Playfair invented the line graph. The graph below–one of his most famous–depicts ho...

by Ari Lamstein Introduction Today I will walk through an analysis of San Francisco Zip Code Demographics using my new R package choroplethrZip. This package creates choropleth maps of US Zip Codes and connects to the US Census Bureau. A choropleth is a map that shows boundaries of regions (such as zip codes) and colors those regions according to...

Introducing: Machine Learning in R Machine learning is a branch in computer science that studies the design of algorithms that can learn. Typical machine learning tasks are concept learning, function learning or “predictive modeling”, clustering and finding predictive patterns. These tasks are learned through available data that were observed through experiences or instructions, for example. The post

by Herman Jopia What is Binning? Binning is the term used in scoring modeling for what is also known in Machine Learning as Discretization, the process of transforming a continuous characteristic into a finite number of intervals (the bins), which allows for a better understanding of its distribution and its relationship with a binary variable. The bins generated by...

Yesterday, I did upload a post where I tried to show that “standard” regression models where not performing bad. At least if you include splines (multivariate splines) to take into accound joint effects, and nonlinearities. So far, I do not discuss the possible high number of features (but with boostrap procedures, it is possible to assess something related to...

(This is a guest post by my friend Yoni Sidi, a PhD candidate in statistics at the Hebrew University) Background The Israeli elections are coming up this Tuesday, 17/3/2015 (i.e.: tomorrow!). They are a bit more complicated than your average US presidential race. The elections in Israel are based on nationwide proportional representation. The electoral … Continue reading...