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Creating your personal, portable R code library with GitHub

September 23, 2013
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Creating your personal, portable R code library with GitHub

As I discussed in a previous post, I have a few helper functions I’ve created that I commonly use in my work. Until recently, I manually included these functions at the start of my R scripts by either the tried and true copy-and-paste method, or by extracting them from a local file with the <code>source()</code> function. The former approach...

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Creating your personal, portable R code library with GitHub

September 23, 2013
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Creating your personal, portable R code library with GitHub

As I discussed in a previous post, I have a few helper functions I’ve created that I commonly use in my work. Until recently, I manually included these functions at the start of my R scripts by either the tried and true copy-and-paste method, or by extracting them from a local file with the <code>source()</code> function. The former approach...

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Waiting in One Line or Multiple Lines

September 23, 2013
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Waiting in One Line or Multiple Lines

Whenever I go to the grocery store it always seems to be a lesson in statistics. I go get the things I need to buy and then  I try to select the checkout register that will decrease the amount of time I have to wait. Inevitably, I select the one line where there is some

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MCMSki IV, Jan. 6-8, 2014, Chamonix (news #9)

September 22, 2013
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MCMSki IV, Jan. 6-8, 2014, Chamonix (news #9)

This a reminder about the October 15 deadlines for MCMSki IV: First, the early bird rate for the registration ends up on October 15. Second, the young investigator travel support can only be requested up to October 15 as well. Be sure to book your hotel or rental place early too as Chamonix is quite popular in

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A few gotchas with R date-time classes

September 21, 2013
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Date and time handling is essential to many modelling and analysis exercises, in R and other languages used for scientific computing. Over the past few months I tackled the mapping of date-time concepts between R and the .NET framework as part of the w...

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Guns are cool

September 21, 2013
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Guns are cool

Reddit has a subreddit Guns are cool which in turn contains the MASS SHOOTINGS IN 2013 page. I pulled those data to see if there was anything of interest to plot or examine. I ended with modelling the frequency of shootings (once a day, Poisson distribution), and number of victims per shootings, a mixture of distributions, 2% of shootings...

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Creating your personal, portable R code library with GitHub

September 21, 2013
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Creating your personal, portable R code library with GitHub

As I discussed in a previous post, I have a few helper functions I’ve created that I commonly use in my work. Until recently, I manually included these functions at the start of my R scripts by either the tried and true copy-and-paste method, or by extracting them from a local file with the <code>source()</code> The post Creating...

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Calling R functions through AJAX using opencpu.js

September 21, 2013
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Calling R functions through AJAX using opencpu.js

The opencpu.js library builds on jQuery to call R functions through AJAX, straight from the browser. This makes it easy to embed R based computation or graphics in apps. Moreover, asynchronous requests (which are native in Javascript) make parallelization a natural part of the application. This post introduces some of...

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Calling R functions through AJAX using opencpu.js

September 21, 2013
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Calling R functions through AJAX using opencpu.js

The opencpu.js library builds on jQuery to call R functions through AJAX, straight from the browser. This makes it easy to embed R based computation or graphics in apps. Moreover, asynchronous requests (which are native in Javascript) make parallelization a natural part of the application. This post introduces some of...

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Hortonworks Hadoop, Big Data and Data Science

September 20, 2013
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Over at the Hortonworks blog, I've shared some resources for getting started with Data Science and R. And if you'd like to learn more about how Hadoop and R fit into the modern data artchitecture, I'll be participating in a joint webinar with Hortonworks' John Kreisa. If you'd like to join, register at the link below. The Modern Data...

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