sixty twotorials now posted. two minutes each.new video highlights:024 how to run counts, tables, crosstabs, and flat tables on a data frame in r 030 what is a function anyway and how does it input and output stuff in r 022 how to generate b...

sixty twotorials now posted. two minutes each.new video highlights:024 how to run counts, tables, crosstabs, and flat tables on a data frame in r 030 what is a function anyway and how does it input and output stuff in r 022 how to generate b...

Conrad Sanderson has released a new major version 3.0.0 of his excellent Armadillo C++ template library for linear algebra. A corresponding new release 0.3.0 of RcppArmadillo is now on CRAN. This follows four pre-releases of Armadillo which we pack...

This post provides links to various resources on getting started with Bayesian modelling using JAGS and R. It discusses: (1) what is JAGS; (2) why you might want to perform Bayesian modelling using JAGS; (3) how to install JAGS; (4) where to find furth...

Most of the time when we're programming in R, we don't think about how R gets from an object name (say, "stdev") to what it represents (a function to calculate standard deviation, perhaps). If you're writing functions, you've probably know about R's lexical scoping. And if you use a lot of packages, you probably know about the search list,...

Web-scraping, or web-crawling, sounds like a seedy activity worthy of an Interpol investigative department. The reality, however, is far less nefarious. Web-scraping is any procedure by which someone extracts data from the internet. Given that it’s possible to get the internet on computers these days; web-scrapping opens an array of interesting possibilities to social-science researchers

Many thanks to Jim Guszcza (Predictive Analytics lead at Deloitte Consulting and Assistant Professor at UW-Madison) who gave a great webinar presentation yesterday on actuarial analysis with R. Jim's demo (starting at the 20 minute mark in the video replay below) is a great way to get a sense of how R is used for exploratory data analysis and...