1720 search results for "Excel"

The "Fighting Sioux" Surge

March 8, 2014
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The "Fighting Sioux" Surge

Even a casual fan of North Dakota Hockey will notice that in the era of Coach Dave Hakstol, the team seems to perform better in the second half of the season than the first.  For the rabid fans of the team like myself, it has become a horrible and...

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Getting Started with Hidden Markov Models in R

March 6, 2014
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Getting Started with Hidden Markov Models in R

by Joseph Rickert In addition to the considerable benefit of being able to meet other, like-minded R users face-to-face, R user groups fill a niche in the world of R education by providing a forum for communicating technical information in an informal and engaging manner. Conferences such as useR!, JSM and countless smaller statistical meetings solicit expert level talks,...

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Quandl R tutorial now on DataCamp

March 3, 2014
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Quandl R tutorial now on DataCamp

There is now an excellent tutorial on using Quandl via R at DataCamp.com. Datacamp offers really well designed (and free) in-browser tutorials for learning more effective data analysis. Their focus thus far has been on R. The free interactive Quandl course introduces you to the main functionality in the Quandl R package. In two short

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Guidebook for growth curve analysis

March 3, 2014
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Guidebook for growth curve analysis

I don't usually like to use complex statistical methods, but every once in a while I encounter a method that is so useful that I can't avoid using it. Around the time I started doing eye-tracking research (as a post-doc with Jim Magnuson), people were ...

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Exploratory data analysis techniques

March 3, 2014
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Exploratory data analysis techniques

In my previous blog post I have explained the steps needed to solve a data analysis problem. Going further, I will be discussing in-detail each and every step of Data Analysis. In this post, we shall discuss about exploratory Analysis.What is Exploratory Analysis?“Understanding data visually”Exploratory Analysis means analyzing the datasets to summarize their main characteristics,...

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Reading OECD.Stat into R

March 1, 2014
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Reading OECD.Stat into R

OECD.Stat is a commonly used statistics portal in the research world but there are no easy ways (that I know of) to query it straight from R. There are two main benefits of querying OECD.Stat straight from R: 1. Create reproducible analysis (something that is easily lost if you have to download excel files) 2.

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Google Summer of Code opportunities in data science and machine learning with Ganglia

February 28, 2014
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Google Summer of Code opportunities in data science and machine learning with Ganglia

As mentioned in my blog on Monday, the Ganglia Project is proud to be part of Google Summer of Code in 2014 The Ganglia team are offering various types of projects and different parts of Ganglia would welcome students with different skills, for example: Component Skills gmond agent C gmond modules C or Python JMXetric Java gmetad and rrdtool for storing time series data C,

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Useful Functions in R for Manipulating Text Data

Useful Functions in R for Manipulating Text Data

Introduction In my current job, I study HIV at the genetic and biochemical levels.  Thus, I often work with data involving the sequences of nucleotides or amino acids of various patient samples of HIV, and this type of work involves a lot of manipulating text.  (Strictly speaking, I analyze sequences of nucleotides from DNA that are reverse-transcribed from

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Displaying spatial sensor data from Arduino with R on Google Maps

February 26, 2014
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Displaying spatial sensor data from Arduino with R on Google Maps

For Christmas I decided to treat myself with an Arduino starter kit. I started doing some basic experiments and I quickly found out numerous website that sell every sort of sensor: from temperature and humidity, to air quality. Long story short, I bou...

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Job Trends in the Analytics Market: New, Improved, now Fortified with C, Java, MATLAB, Python, Julia and Many More!

February 24, 2014
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Job Trends in the Analytics Market: New, Improved, now Fortified with C, Java, MATLAB, Python, Julia and Many More!

I’m expanding the coverage of my article, The Popularity of Data Analysis Software. This is the first installment, which includes a new opening and a greatly expanded analysis of the analytics job market. Here it is, from the abstract onward … Continue reading →

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