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evaluating stochastic algorithms

February 19, 2014
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evaluating stochastic algorithms

Reinaldo sent me this email a long while ago Could you recommend me a nice reference about measures to evaluate stochastic algorithms (in particular focus in approximating posterior distributions). and I hope he is still reading the ‘Og, despite my lack of prompt reply! I procrastinated and procrastinated in answering this question as I did not

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Voting Twice in France

February 19, 2014
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Voting Twice in France

On the Monkey Cage blog, Baptiste Coulmont (a.k.a. @coulmont) recently uploaded a post entitled “You can vote twice ! The many political appeals of proxy votes in France“, coauthored with Joël Gombin (a.k.a. @joelgombin), and myself. The study was initially written in French as mentioned in a previous post. Baptiste posted additional information on his blog (http://coulmont.com/blog/…) and I also wanted to post some lines of code,...

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Regression with multiple predictors

February 18, 2014
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Regression with multiple predictors

(This article was first published on Digithead's Lab Notebook, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Now that I'm ridiculously behind in the Stanford Online Statistical Learning class, I thought it would be fun to try to reproduce the figure on page 36 of the slides from chapter 3 or page 81 of the book. The result is a curvaceous surface...

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ggplot2: Cheatsheet for Visualizing Distributions

February 18, 2014
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ggplot2: Cheatsheet for Visualizing Distributions

In the third and last of the ggplot series, this post will go over interesting ways to visualize the distribution of your data.

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AntWeb – programmatic interface to ant biodiversity data

February 18, 2014
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AntWeb – programmatic interface to ant biodiversity data

Data on more than 10,000 species of ants recorded worldwide are available through from California Academy of Sciences' AntWeb, a repository that boasts a wealth of natural history data, digital images, and specimen records on ant species from a large community of museum curators. Digging through some of the earliest announcements of AntWeb, I came across...

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Tutorials- Statistical and Multivariate Analysis for Metabolomics

February 17, 2014
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Tutorials- Statistical and Multivariate Analysis for Metabolomics

I recently had the pleasure in participating in the 2014 WCMC Statistics for Metabolomics Short Course. The course was hosted by the NIH West Coast Metabolomics Center and focused on statistical and multivariate strategies for metabolomic data analysis. A variety of topics were covered using 8 hands on tutorials which focused on: data quality overview

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Changed and new things in the new version of rgbif, v0.5

February 17, 2014
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rgbif is an R package to search and retrieve data from the Global Biodiverity Information Facilty (GBIF). rgbif wraps R code around the to allow you to talk to GBIF from R. We just pushed a new verion of rgbif to cran - v0.5.0. Source and binary files are now available on CRAN. There are...

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Publishing dynamic data on ocpu.io

February 16, 2014
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Publishing dynamic data on ocpu.io

Suppose you would like to publish some data, for example to accompany a journal article. One way would be to put a CSV file on your website, and share the URL with your colleagues. However CSV has many limitations: it only works for tabular structures, has limited type safety (pretty much everything...

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“Digit Recognizer” Challenge on Kaggle using SVM Classification

February 14, 2014
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“Digit Recognizer” Challenge on Kaggle using SVM Classification

This article is about the “Digit Recognizer” challenge on Kaggle. You are provided with two data sets. One for training: consisting of 42’000 labeled pixel vectors and one for the final benchmark: consisting of 28’000 vectors while labels are not … Continue reading → The post “Digit Recognizer” Challenge on Kaggle using SVM Classification appeared first on...

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3D Plots in R

February 13, 2014
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3D Plots in R

by Joseph Rickert Recently, I was trying to remember how to make a 3D scatter plot in R when it occurred to me that the documentation on how to do this is scattered all over the place. Hence, this short organizational note that you may find useful. First of all, for the benefit of newcomers, I should mention that...

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