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R is short for SSIS

May 18, 2014
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R is Short for SSIS Data scientists often identify a need to join data from different, unlinked servers. One standard tool for accomplishing this is an SSIS package to consolidate the data onto one of the servers. For the analyst who wants to...

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Can We do Better than R-squared?

May 16, 2014
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Can We do Better than R-squared?

Blog post: R-squared can mislead us. Here are two related statistics for a better assessment of regression models.

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R has some sharp corners

May 15, 2014
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R has some sharp corners

R is definitely our first choice go-to analysis system. In our opinion you really shouldn’t use something else until you have an articulated reason (be it a need for larger data scale, different programming language, better data source integration, or something else). The advantages of R are numerous: Single integrated work environment. Powerful unified scripting/programming Related posts:

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Identifying periods of change in time series with GAMs

May 15, 2014
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Identifying periods of change in time series with GAMs

In previous posts (here and here) I looked at how generalized additive models (GAMs) can be used to model non-linear trends in time series data. In my previous post I extended the modelling approach to deal with seasonal data where we model both the within year (seasonal) and between year (trend) variation with separate smooth functions....

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Facebook teaches you exploratory data analysis with R

May 12, 2014
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Facebook is a company that deals with a lot of data — more than 500 terabytes a day — and R is widely used at Facebook to visualize and analyze that data. Applications of R at Facebook include user behaviour, content trends, human resources and even graphics for the IPO prospectus. Now, four R users at Facebook (Moira Burke,...

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Hazardous and Benign Space Objects: Orbits in the Solar-Ecliptic Reference Frame

May 12, 2014
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Hazardous and Benign Space Objects: Orbits in the Solar-Ecliptic Reference Frame

In two previous posts in this series I have wrangled NEO orbital data into R and then solved Kepler’s Equation to get the eccentric anomaly for each NEO. The final stage in the visualisation of the NEO orbits will be the transformation of locations from the respective orbital planes into a single reference frame. Reference

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US Population by Ethnicity Visualization

May 11, 2014
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US Population by Ethnicity Visualization

US Census 2011 (ACS) – choroplethr As a statistician, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the US Census. I love the rich data sets that are made publicly available and I’ve often experimented with visualizing the results. … Continue reading →

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Twitter sentiment analysis based on affective lexicons with R

Twitter sentiment analysis based on affective lexicons with R

Continue to dig tweets. After we reviewed how to count positive, negative and neutral tweets in previous post, I discovered another great idea. Suppose positive or negative is not enough and we want to understand the rate of positivity or negativity. For example, “good” in tweet has 4 points rating, but “perfect” has 6. Thus, we... Read More »

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European MEP Data, Part 2

May 11, 2014
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European MEP Data, Part 2

Following last week's short examination, I now wanted to drill down a bit more in the voting behaviour as given in data from votewatch.eu on voting of MEPs.Votewatch's Data describe how often MEPs voted what in the European Parliament. For each MEP the number of votes, percentages Yes, No, Abstain, number of elections and...

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Further points on crayon colors

May 9, 2014
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Further points on crayon colors

I saw this great post on crayola crayon colors at the Learning R blog, reproducing a nice graph of the Crayola crayon colors over time. (Also see this even nicer version.) The Learning R post shows how to grab the crayon colors from the wikipedia page, “List of Crayola crayon colors,” directly in R. Here’s

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