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2013 World Universities Ranking

March 4, 2013
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2013 World Universities Ranking

The Times Higher Education (http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk) released its World Reputation Ranking. The ranking employs survey consultation among invited-only academics to measure reputation among several universities. It is assumed to be the world’s largest opinion survey of this sort across the globe. Every year, a list of the top 100 most powerful university brands is released. Despite

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What Happened Then? Using Approximated Twitter Follower Accession to Identify Political Events

March 4, 2013
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What Happened Then? Using Approximated Twitter Follower Accession to Identify Political Events

Following a chat with @andypryke, I thought I’d try out a simple bit of feature detection around approximated follower acquisition charts (e.g. Estimated Follower Accession Charts for Twitter) to see if I could detect dates around which there were spikes in follower acquisition. So for example, here’s the follower acquistion chart for Seem Malhotra: We

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Download Fantasy Football Projections from ESPN.com using R

March 3, 2013
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Download Fantasy Football Projections from ESPN.com using R

In this post, I will demonstrate how to download fantasy football projections from ESPN.com using R.  Having projections allows us to do many different analyses to determine our best possible fantasy team.  The projections on ESPN.com are currently from last year—they haven't been updated yet for the upcoming season.  ESPN will update them closer to the start of...

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All That Glitters

March 3, 2013
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All That Glitters

"The law itself follows Gold" Sextus Propertius.But what about stocks, bonds and real estate? Do they follow Gold too? Using the correlation data from my previous post, The Financial Crisis on Tape Part I, this question is easy to investigate. Indeed, ...

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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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