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‘Tis the Season for September Bearishness?

August 22, 2013
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‘Tis the Season for September Bearishness?

Is September Bearish? Traders love discussing seasonality, and September declines in US equity markets are a favorite topic. Historically September has underperformed every other month of the year, offering a mean return of -.56% on the S&P 500 index from 1950 to 2012; 54% of Septembers were bearish over the same period – more than any other month. Empirically, September...

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Time-series forecasting: Bike Accidents

August 20, 2013
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Time-series forecasting: Bike Accidents

About a year ago I posted this video visualization of all the reported accidents involving bicycles in Montreal between 2006 and 2010. In the process I also calculated and plotted the accident rate using a monthly moving average. The results followed a pattern that was for the most part to be expected. The rate shoots up

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Step by step to build my first R Hadoop System

August 20, 2013
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Step by step to build my first R Hadoop System

by Yanchang Zhao, RDataMining.com After reading documents and tutorials on MapReduce and Hadoop and playing with RHadoop for about 2 weeks, finally I have built my first R Hadoop system and successfully run some R examples on it. My experience … Continue reading →

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Warrior Zombies from Outer Space II: Mayhem Unleashed

August 20, 2013
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Warrior Zombies from Outer Space II: Mayhem Unleashed

Given the speed at which I consume them, it's only justified that the first post on this blog is about movies. (Although, by that logic, it could have equally well been about sandwiches, Nutella, or tissue paper. Note to self: Look for a Nutella consumption dataset) Anyway, this post is about movie taglines - specifically, the words that...

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Working with climate data from the web in R

August 17, 2013
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Working with climate data from the web in R

I recently attended ScienceOnline Climate, a conference in Washington, D.C. at AAAS. You may have heard of the ScienceOnline annual meeting in North Carolina - this was one of their topical meetings focused on Climate Change. I moderated a session on working with data from the web in R, focusing on climate data. Search Twitter for...

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Working with climate data from the web in R

August 17, 2013
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Working with climate data from the web in R

I recently attended ScienceOnline Climate, a conference in Washington, D.C. at AAAS. You may have heard of the ScienceOnline annual meeting in North Carolina - this was one of their topical meetings focused on Climate Change. I moderated a session on working with data from the web in R, focusing on climate data. Search Twitter for...

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Census Atlas Japan

August 15, 2013
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Census Atlas Japan

The 2011 Census Open Atlas project has been put on hold recently as various other research projects have intervened – more on these soon. However, over the summer  Chris Brunsdon and I have taken a research trip to Ritsumeikan University (Japan) where we visited Keiji Yano and Tomoki Nakaya. As part of this trip I began developing a census atlas for

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The “splitstackshape” package for R

August 15, 2013
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A while ago, a friend of ours presented me with a data problem. Her questionnaire had some questions where the respondent could provide multiple responses. You know, the “Check as many as apply” type of questions. One way that this data is commonly stored is to put a comma separated value into a single cell

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Golf Scramble Simulation in R

August 14, 2013
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Golf Scramble Simulation in R

Golf Scramble Simulation Golf Scramble SimulationThis is a simulation of a standard best-ball golf scramble. Conventional wisdom has it that the best golfer (A) should hit last, the idea being that one of the lesser golfers may have a decent shot already so the...

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The Brand as Affordance: Item Response Modeling of Brand Perceptions

August 13, 2013
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The Brand as Affordance: Item Response Modeling of Brand Perceptions

It is just too easy to think of a brand as a web of associations.  What comes to mind when I say "Subway Sandwich"?  Did you remember a commercial or the "eat fresh" tagline?  Without much effort, one can generate a long list of associat...

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