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My experience of learning R – from basic graphs to performance tuning

October 23, 2013
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My experience of learning R – from basic graphs to performance tuning

BackgroundR as some of you may know is a statistical and graphics programming language (see Wikipedia ) used by academia and recently by IT professionals of our ever growing software industry. There is a sudden demand for Data Scientists, Data Analysts and Statisticians with a background in R among other things data and development related subjects. I have...

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Time series plots in R

October 23, 2013
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Time series plots in R

I recently coauthored a couple of papers on trends in environmental data (Curtis & Simpson in press; Monteith et al. in press), which we estimated using GAMs. Both papers included plots like the one shown below wherein we show the estimated trend and associated point-wise 95% confidence interval, plus some other markings. The coloured sections show...

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An OpenBLAS-based Rblas for Windows 64

October 22, 2013
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An OpenBLAS-based Rblas for Windows 64

One of the more important pieces of software that powers R is its BLAS, which stands for Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms. This is the suite of programs which, as its name implies, performs basic linear algebra routines such as vector copying, scaling and dot products; linear combinations; and matrix multiplication. It is the engine on Read the full...

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OA week – A simple use case for programmatic access to PLOS full text

October 21, 2013
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OA week – A simple use case for programmatic access to PLOS full text

Open access week is here! We love open access, and think it's extremely important to publish in open access journals. One of the many benefits of open access literature is that we likely can use the text of articles in OA journals for many things, including text-mining. What's even more awesome is some OA publishers provide API (application...

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machine learning [book review, part 2]

October 21, 2013
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machine learning [book review, part 2]

The chapter (Chap. 3) on Bayesian updating or learning (a most appropriate term) for discrete data is well-done in Machine Learning, a probabilistic perspective if a bit stretched (which is easy with 1000 pages left!). I like the remark (Section 3.5.3) about the log-sum-exp trick. While lengthy, the chapter (Chap. 4) on Gaussian models has

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Tracking the 2013 Hurricane Season

October 21, 2013
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Tracking the 2013 Hurricane Season

With it being the end of hurricane season it’s only appropriate to do a brief summary of the activity this year.   It’s been a surprisingly low-key season as far as hurricanes are concerned.  There have been only a few hurricanes and the barometric pressure of any hurricane this season has not even come close

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machine learning [book review]

October 20, 2013
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machine learning [book review]

I have to admit the rather embarrassing fact that Machine Learning, A probabilistic perspective by Kevin P. Murphy is the first machine learning book I really read in detail…! It is a massive book with close to 1,100 pages and I thus hesitated taking it with me around, until I grabbed it in my bag

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No surprises: More people tweet more. Visualizing twitter counts during election day.

October 20, 2013
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No surprises: More people tweet more. Visualizing twitter counts during election day.

As if the R world needed another example of Twitter visualizations, right? Well, here we go anyway.At the beginning of 2013, Pablo Barberá released the first version of his R package 'streamR' (CRAN link). With this package, you can tap into the streaming capabilities of the Twitter API. I did so for 10 consecutive days. Luckily,...

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Subsidies, Revenues, and Expenses of NCAA Division I Public Schools Athletic Departments – Visualizations using rCharts and animint generated interactive ggplots

October 18, 2013
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Two interesting articles in recent issues of The Atlantic linked sports to tax-payer dollars. The first few lines of Gregg Easterbrook’s article, titled How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers, were: “Taxpayers fund the stadiums, antitrust law doesn't apply to broadcast deals, the league enjoys nonprofit status, and Commissioner Roger Goodell makes $30 million a year. It's...

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Introduction to Feature selection for bioinformaticians using R, correlation matrix filters, PCA & backward selection

October 17, 2013
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Introduction to Feature selection for bioinformaticians using R, correlation matrix filters, PCA & backward selection

Bioinformatics is becoming more and more a Data Mining field. Every passing day, Genomics and Proteomics yield bucketloads of multivariate data (genes, proteins, DNA, identified peptides, structures), and every one of these biological data units are described by a number of features: length, physicochemical properties, scores, etc. Careful consideration of which features to select when trying...

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