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Occurrence of Alzheimer deaths in Netherlands

March 3, 2013
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Occurrence of Alzheimer deaths in Netherlands

I wanted to know a bit more about the number of people suffering from Alzheimer. It has been getting more attention and it runs in my family. From CBS (Statistics Netherlands) I pulled the data regarding the number of people dying from it. I am af...

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Has the NFL Combine’s 40 yard dash gotten faster ?

March 3, 2013
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Has the NFL Combine’s 40 yard dash gotten faster ?

Last week on one of my favourite podcasts, ESPN’s Football Today, Matt Williamson & Kevin Weidl discussed the standout prospects from the NFL Combine. A lot of the conversation was around how the 40 yard dash times have improved year on year due to better training technique and specific training for the combine activities. I

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rstats shiny app for tracking the next pope

March 2, 2013
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rstats shiny app for tracking the next pope

Update: Apparently this post needs a disclaimer. The probabilities are based on odds published by an online bookmaker. In no way, shape, or form is this an attestation nor algorithmic prediction of who the next Pope will be. The house ALWAYS wins. The odds are developed by the bookmaker as they see fit, this information is not released to the general public...

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Tools for making a paper

March 1, 2013
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Since it seems to be the fashion, here’s a post about how I make my academic papers. Actually, who am I trying to kid? This is also about how I make slides, letters, memos and “Back in 10 minutes” signs to pin on the door. Nevertheless it’s for making academic papers that I’m going to

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Shapefiles in R

February 28, 2013
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Shapefiles in R

Let's learn how to use Shapefiles in R. This will allow us to map data for complicated areas or jurisdictions like zipcodes or school districts. For the United States, many shapefiles are available from the Census Bureau. Our example will map U.S. nati...

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New R Workshop in the Bay Area

February 26, 2013
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New R Workshop in the Bay Area

Practical Data Visualization with R Saturday March 9th, 2013 8:30-5:00pm EBay 2161 North 1st Street San Jose, California I will be presenting a one day professional development workshop on modern data visualization with R, sponsored by the ACM San Francisco Bay … Continue reading →

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R Bootcamp Materials!

February 24, 2013
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R Bootcamp Materials!

Learn about ColoRs in R!Analyze model results with custom functions.Good and Bad GraphicsTo train new employees at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, I have developed a 2-3 day series of training modules on how to get work done in R. These...

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The Wisdom of Crowds – Clustering Using Evidence Accumulation Clustering (EAC)

February 24, 2013
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The Wisdom of Crowds – Clustering Using Evidence Accumulation Clustering (EAC)

Today’s blog post is about a problem known by most of the people using cluster algorithms on datasets without given true labels (unsupervised learning). The challenge here is the “freedom of choice” over a broad range of different cluster algorithms and how to determine the right parameter values. The difficulty is the following: Every clustering algorithm and even...

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Earthquakes in Netherlands

February 24, 2013
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Earthquakes in Netherlands

In the Netherlands we have Natural Gas. Unfortunately winning this gas seems to cause some quakes. As quakes go, they are not strong. However, our buildings are not made to resist quakes, before 1986 they were unheard of, so there is some damage. It is now predicted they could get stronger and more frequent. This caused a bit of a...

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The Financial Crisis on Tape Part I

February 23, 2013
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The Financial Crisis on Tape Part I

Hello and welcome to Joe's Data Diner's first ever post!Today, I will touch on both R and Finance, but I'll try and make it accesible for those with an interest in either and not just Quants like myself!Almost everyone is now aware that asset correlati...

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