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Results of the Readers’ Survey

August 5, 2014
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Results of the Readers’ Survey

 First of all, let me say “Thank You” to all of the 357 people who completed the survey. I was hoping for 100, so needless to say the response blew away my expectations. This endeavor seems like a worthwhile effort to do once a year. Next year I will refine the...

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Introducing rlist 0.3

August 5, 2014
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rlist 0.3 is released! This package now provides a wide range of functions for dealing with list objects. It can be especially useful when they are used to store non-tabular data. Two notable features are added in this version. First, list.search and equal() are added in support of fuzzy filtering and searching. Second, List object is added to provide object-based,...

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Introducing rlist 0.3

August 5, 2014
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rlist 0.3 is released! This package now provides a wide range of functions for dealing with list objects. It can be especially useful when they are used to store non-tabular data. Two notable features are added in this version. First, list.search and equal() are added in support of fuzzy filtering and searching. Second, List object is added to provide object-based,...

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Clarifying difference between Ratio and Interval Scale of Measurement

August 5, 2014
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Clarifying difference between Ratio and Interval Scale of Measurement Clarifying difference between Ratio and Interval Scale of Measurement Introduction Recently while preparing lecture on scales of measurements and types of statistical data, I came across two scales of measurement when numbers are used to denote a quantitative variable. ...

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Parameterized SQL queries

August 5, 2014
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Mateusz Żółtak asked me to spread the word about his new R package for parameterized SQL queries. Below you can find the copy of package vignette. If you work with SQL in R you may find it useful. Mateusz Żółtak The package RODBCext is an extension of the RODBC database connectivity package. It provides support

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Parsing Domain Names in R with tldextract

August 4, 2014
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The R Language is really good at data and statistical analysis, but when it comes to working with information security data it has a few holes that need plugging up. Bob has been doing a couple of posts using Rcpp to do things like Basic DNS Lookups, TXT lookups, and IPv4 Conversions. I wanted to add to some of that work with a quick package...

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Customer Segmentation Using Purchase History: Another Example of Matrix Factorization

August 2, 2014
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Customer Segmentation Using Purchase History: Another Example of Matrix Factorization

As promised in my last post, I am following up with another example of how to perform market segmentations with nonnegative matrix factorization. Included with the R package bayesm is a dataset called Scotch containing the purchase history for 21 brands of whiskey over a one year time period from 2218 respondents. The brands along with some features...

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The odds of a cluster of airplane accidents

August 2, 2014
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The odds of a cluster of airplane accidents

Recently, there have been a lot of airplane accidents. July, 17th 2014, Hrabove, Ukraine, Malaysia Airlines, Boeing 777, fatalities 298 (/298) July, 23rd 2014, Magong, Taiwan, TransAsia Airways, ATR 72-500, fatalities 47 (/58) July, 24th 2014, Aguelhok, Mali, Air Algerie, Mc Donnell Douglas MD-83, fatalities 116 (/116) It is simple to find a lot of datasets about airplane crashes....

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Testing an R package’s interactive graphs

August 1, 2014
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Testing an R package’s interactive graphs

I’ve been working on an R package, R/qtlcharts, with D3-based interactive graphs for quantitative trait locus mapping experiments. Testing the interactive charts it produces is a bit of a pain. It seems like I pretty much have to just open a series of examples in a web browser and tab through them manually, checking that

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Variable Selection in Market Segmentation: Clustering or Biclustering?

July 29, 2014
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Variable Selection in Market Segmentation: Clustering or Biclustering?

Will you have that segmentation with one or two modes?The data matrix for market segmentation comes to us with two modes, the rows are consumers and the columns are variables. Clustering uses all the columns to transform the two-mode data matrix (row a...

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