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Bayesian Search Models

March 13, 2014
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Bayesian Search Models

Bayesian Search Theory The US had a pretty big problem on their hands in 1966. Two planes had hit each other during a in-flight refueling and crashed. Normally, this would be an unfortunate thing and terrible for the families of those involved in the crash but otherwise fairly limited...

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Text Mining Gun Deaths Data

March 13, 2014
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Text Mining Gun Deaths Data

In this post I will explore public data being collected by Slate.  I previously released code using a much early set of this data demonstrating how to turn this data into an animated map.This data began collection as a public response to the horri...

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Web Scraping: working with APIs

March 12, 2014
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APIs present researchers with a diverse set of data sources through a standardised access mechanism: send a pasted together HTTP request, receive JSON or XML in return. Today we tap into a range of APIs to get comfortable sending queries and processing...

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A new series: R-fiddle of the Week

March 11, 2014
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Now that our ‘Learning R’ -series is coming to an end (for those who missed it, have a look at our Twitter or Facebook ), it is time to announce the start of a new series : R-fiddle of the Week. Every week, we will share an R-fiddle link that contains the code of some popular

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Confounding & collinearity

March 11, 2014
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Confounding & collinearity

(This article was first published on MATHEMATICS IN MEDICINE, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Confounding and collinearity Introduction In this blog article, I will discuss about the bias introduced in estimation of coefficient of a given explanatory variable due to the presence of confounding factors. After that, I will try to demonstrate about the effect of variable collinearity on...

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Upcoming NYC R Programming Classes

March 10, 2014
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Upcoming NYC R Programming Classes

It is our pleasure to once again offer the intensive R beginner level course for the third time! Beginning this Sunday, the 35 hour course will walk you through the basic operations and characteristics of R, all the way to having a firm understanding of data manipulation and visualization. Also launching this weekend are two... Read more »

R 3.0.3 is released

March 10, 2014
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R 3.0.3 is released

R 3.0.3 (codename “Warm Puppy) was released several days ago. The full list of new features and bug fixes is provided below. Upgrading to R 3.0.3 You can download the latest version from here. Or, if you are using Windows, you can upgrade to the latest version using the installr package. Simply run the following

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Lebanon shouldering Syria

March 10, 2014
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Lebanon shouldering Syria

The crisis that is Syria has had an incredible regional affect geopolitically, economically, and has required a significant response in humanitarian aid.  As the mass evacuation has occurred, surrounding countries are found hosting thousands of pe...

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Dora’s Choice

March 9, 2014
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Dora’s Choice

Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes (Mickey Mouse) On her last mission, Dora The Explorer sails down the Amazon river to save her friend Isa The Iguana from Swiper The Fox claws. After some hours of navigation, Dora sees how the river divides into 3 branches and

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Sustainability of water use in agriculture

March 9, 2014
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Sustainability of water use in agriculture

AQUASTAT, developed and maintained by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, is the global database that gives quantitative information on water resources and withdrawal of water for different uses. Agricultural water withdrawal is defined as follows: Annual quantity of self-supplied water withdrawn for irrigation, livestock and aquaculture purposes. It includes water from primary

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