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Identify 2/3 vacation photos, win $5 Starbucks gift card

March 29, 2013
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Identify 2/3 vacation photos, win $5 Starbucks gift card

I have a $5 Starbucks gift card that I simply can't remember to use; I've had it since Christmas. So, I will mail it (within the U.S.A.) to the first commenter who can identify the longitude/latitude (within 5km) where two of these three vacation photos were taken (photos below). ***Update 3/30/2013: locations A and C

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Rationality, and MS Excel (and other calculators)

March 27, 2013
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Rationality, and MS Excel (and other calculators)

This morning, Mathieu had a nice experience in his course on computational method in actuarial science. But let us start with some mathematical formal definitions. First, recall that is – somehow – a standard expression. No one should be surprised to see such an expression. Generally (as explained in http://en.wikipedia.org/… ), this function is defined only when . The...

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i Before e Except After c

March 26, 2013
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i Before e Except After c

When I went to school we were always taught the “i before e, except after c” rule for spelling. But how accurate is this rule? Kevin Marks tweeted today the following: »@uberfacts: There are 923 words in the English language that break the “I before E” rule. Only 44 words actually follow that rule.« Science— Kevin Marks (@kevinmarks)

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GeoCoding,R, and The Rolling Stones – Part 2

March 20, 2013
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GeoCoding,R, and The Rolling Stones – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the GeoCoding, R, and the Rolling Stones blog. Let’s apply some of the things we learned in Part 1 to a practical real world example. Mapping the Stones – A Real Example The Rolling Stones have toured for many years. You can go to Wikipedia and see information on the

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GeoCoding,R, and The Rolling Stones – Part 2

March 20, 2013
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GeoCoding,R, and The Rolling Stones – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the GeoCoding, R, and the Rolling Stones blog. Let’s apply some of the things we learned in Part 1 to a practical real world example. Mapping the Stones – A Real Example The Rolling Stones have toured for many years. You can go to Wikipedia and see information on the

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GeoCoding, R, and The Rolling Stones – Part 1

March 20, 2013
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GeoCoding, R, and The Rolling Stones – Part 1

In this article I discuss a general approach for Geocoding a location from within R, processing XML reports, and using R packages to create interactive maps. There are various ways to accomplish this, though using Google’s GeoCoding service is a good place to start. We’ll also talk a bit about the XML package that is

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GeoCoding, R, and The Rolling Stones – Part 1

March 20, 2013
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GeoCoding, R, and The Rolling Stones – Part 1

In this article I discuss a general approach for Geocoding a location from within R, processing XML reports, and using R packages to create interactive maps. There are various ways to accomplish this, though using Google’s GeoCoding service is a good place to start. We’ll also talk a bit about the XML package that is

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R, where should I start?

March 17, 2013
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This is a dynamic post which I will continue to update whenever I find something new. Hope you will find the following links useful.Online Courses for Learning the R languageTry R from Code Schoole-Books for Learning the R LanguageR for Beginners ...

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How do I make my graphs?

March 15, 2013
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How do I make my graphs?

Someone who wishes to remain anonymous writes: I’ve been following your blog a long time and enjoy your posts on visualization/statistical graphics matters. I don’t recall however you ever describing the details of your setup for plotting. I’m a new R user (convert from matplotlib) and would love to know your thoughts on the ideal The post How...

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John Snow’s Cholera data in more formats

March 13, 2013
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John Snow’s Cholera data in more formats

In honour of the bicentenary of John Snow’s birth – and because I was asked to by someone via email – I have now released my digitisation of John Snow’s Cholera data in a few other formats: KML and as Google Fusion Tables. To save you reading my previous blog posts on the subject, I’ll

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