682 search results for "finance"

What the hell is a variance matrix?

August 25, 2010
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What the hell is a variance matrix?

When I first came to finance, I kept hearing about “risk models”. I wondered, “What the hell is a risk model?” Of course, I didn’t say this out loud — that would have given the game away.  My wife has strict instructions that she is to be the only one to know that I’m an … Continue reading...

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Tips for the R beginner (a 5 page overview)

August 23, 2010
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In this post I publish a PDF document titled “A collection of tips for R in Finance”. It is a basic 5 page introduction to R in finances by Arnaud Amsellem (linked in profile). The article offers tips related to the following points: Code Editor Organizing R code Update packages Getting external data into R Communicating with external applications...

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In case you missed it: July Roundup

August 16, 2010
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from July of particular interest to R users. We reviewed the updates to Hadley Wickham's ggplot2 and plyr packages. We linked to an article about R co-creator Ross Ihaka in New Zealand's Sunday Star Times. We noted that the presentations from the R/Finance 2010 conference are available for download. We...

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Handling Large CSV Files in R

A follow-up of my previous post Excellent Free CSV Splitter. I asked a question at LinkedIn about how to handle large CSV files in R / Matlab. Specifically, Quotationsuppose I have a large CSV file with over 30 million number of rows, both Matlab / R lacks memory when importing the data. Could you...

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Announcing Big Data for Revolution R

August 3, 2010
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I've hinted this was coming a few times before, but with today's press release the announcement is official: the next release of Revolution R Enterprise will include "Big Data" capabilities thanks to the new RevoScaleR package. We're pretty excited at how it's turned out: it's kinda amazing to be able to use R's formula syntax like this: arrDelayLm2 <-...

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The Mule goes SURFing

July 29, 2010
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A month ago I posted about “SURF”, the newly-established Sydney R user forum (R being an excellent open-source statistics tool). Shortly after publishing that post, I attended the inaugural forum meeting. While we waited for attendees to arrive, a few people introduced themselves, explaining why they were interested in R and how much experience they

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What (Search Engines Think) People Want

July 17, 2010
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What (Search Engines Think) People Want

R O How G8 U R!Hey, R U there? Having used the R language for awhile now, I would like to let you know that R works - in fact R works really well. If you keep up with R news this should be no surprise...this is, after all...an r blog! R and R alone c...

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Wanted: Big-data beta testers

July 15, 2010
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We're nearing completion of the package of statistical tools for very large data sets that I gave an early preview of at R/Finance 2010. It will be released for Revolution R Enterprise later this year, but we're looking for some R users with big data sets to put the 1.0 version through its paces in the beta program and...

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Chaos in the Financial Markets?

July 6, 2010
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Chaos in the Financial Markets?

Over the years I've had quite a few interested individuals ask me about Chaos and its applications towards trading. Well, as hidden markov models and speech processing were made popular by James Simons and his team at Renaissance Technologies, one cou...

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Excellent R Code Format Package

Excellent R Code Format Package

I have been looking for this type of package for several days, and luckily found it today. Unquestionable R is powerful, however, R programming is unfriendly as far as I concern, mainly due to the lack of format shortcut, which makes the R codes rathe...

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