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How to buy a used car with R (part 2)

December 20, 2010
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How to buy a used car with R (part 2)

Continued from Part 1. Part 2: Digging into the Kelley Blue Book The only thing better than a bit of data is a lot of data. Now that we can grab KBB values for a given trim of a given model in a given year, we set our ambitions higher: automating the collection of these values for...

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How to buy a used car with R (part 2)

December 20, 2010
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How to buy a used car with R (part 2)

nStrict Standards: Non-static method StringParser_Node::destroyNode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /afs/ir.stanford.edu/users/k/n/knoepfle/cgi-bin/flatpress/fp-plugins/bbcode/inc/stringparser.class.php on line 358Continued from Part 1.nnPart 2: Digging into the Kelley Blue BooknnThe only thing better than a bit of data is a lot of data. Now that we can grab KBB values for a given trim of...

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Why Use R?

December 14, 2010
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I use R very frequently and take for granted much that it has to offer.  I forget how R is different from similar tools, so I have trouble communicating the benefits of using R.  The goal of this post is to highlight R's main strengths, but first... my story.How I got started with RI was introduced...

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Why Use R?

December 14, 2010
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I use R very frequently and take for granted much that it has to offer.  I forget how R is different from similar tools, so I have trouble communicating the benefits of using R.  The goal of this post is to highlight R's main strengths, but first... my story.How I got started with RI was introduced...

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Visualizing Agricultural Subsidies by Kentucky County

December 12, 2010
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Visualizing Agricultural Subsidies by Kentucky County

In this post,  I provide results from my first full blown application of R to read, merge, clean, subset, manipulate, analyze and visualize data related to agricultural subsidies by Kentucky counties. This is very similar to the work I do on a daily basis, and was a great test of the capabilities of doing these tasks open source...

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Google, The Brew’s On Me

December 3, 2010
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Google, The Brew’s On Me

While drinking these fine liquids may up your trip count to the john, they can also make your R reports better. Not because they allow you to reach your Ballmer Peak… but because each of these elixers is the direct result of brewing. Okay, I’m rea...

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Life Is Short, Use Python

November 24, 2010
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Life Is Short, Use Python

Life is short, use PythonI started to play with Python two weeks ago due to the limitation of R in terms of handling large data, then a friend of mine suggested me to try Python since I had to do data massage frequently, "Python is the best choice, trust me", he...

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Learn Logistic Regression (and beyond)

November 23, 2010
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Learn Logistic Regression (and beyond)

One of the current best tools in the machine learning toolbox is the 1930s statistical technique called logistic regression. We explain how to add professional quality logistic regression to your analytic repertoire and describe a bit beyond that. A statistical analyst working on data tends to deliberately start simple move cautiously to more complicated methods. Related posts:

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My First R Package: infochimps

November 20, 2010
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I have finally taken the plunge and created my first R package! As frequent readers will know, I often sing the praises of infochimps, a startup out of Austin, TX attempting to be the world’s data clearinghouse. While infochimps is an excellent resource for data sets, they also provide their own set excellent data

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Is there a Market for Premium R Packages?

November 19, 2010
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Is there a Market for Premium R Packages?

Nathan Yau, of the excellent FlowingData blog, recently asked on his Twitter stream: I wonder if there’s a market for premium R packages, like there is for say, @wordpress themes and plugins There are some great packages available for R, all of which are currently free. I think it would be great if authors like

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