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Setting Up and Customizing R

March 7, 2012
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For the longest time I resisted customizing R for my particular environment. My philosophy has been that each R script for each separate analysis I do should be self contained such that I can rerun the script from top to bottom on any machine and get the same results. This being said, I have now

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Strike Zone Changes?

March 7, 2012
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Strike Zone Changes?

It's been a while since I have posted here. I have been swamped with some papers I am trying to get out, finishing up the dissertation, and interviews (faculty ones in addition to others). I should have some big news in the next couple of weeks regar...

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Multiple Factor Model – Building 130/30 Index

March 5, 2012
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Multiple Factor Model – Building 130/30 Index

Nico brought to my attention the 130/30: The New Long-Only (2008) by A. Lo, P. Patel paper in his comment to the Multiple Factor Model – Building CSFB Factors post. This paper presents a very detailed step by step guide to building 130/30 Index using average CSFB Factors as the alpha model and MSCI Barra

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googleVis 0.2.15 is released: Improved geo and bubble charts

March 4, 2012
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googleVis 0.2.15 is released: Improved geo and bubble charts

The guys behind the Google Visualisation API don't seem to rest. On 22 February 2012 they released an update of their API. Google added options for a gradient colour axis to bubble chart and a magnifying glass to geo chart, which opens when the user ho...

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ggplot2 0.9.0 released

March 4, 2012
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This announcement was made by Hadley Wickham in the mailing list. ———————- # ggplot2 ggplot2 is a plotting system for R, based on the grammar of graphics, which tries to take the good parts of base and lattice graphics and avoid bad parts. It takes care of many of the fiddly details that make plotting a hassle (like drawing legends)...

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Visualization series: Insight from Cleveland and Tufte on plotting numeric data by groups

March 4, 2012
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Visualization series: Insight from Cleveland and Tufte on plotting numeric data by groups

After my post on making dotplots with concise code using plyr and ggplot, I got an email from my dad who practices immigration law and runs a website with a variety of immigration resources and tools.  He pointed out that the … Continue reading →

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New data visualization features in ggplot2 update

March 2, 2012
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New data visualization features in ggplot2 update

Hadley Wickham has just released an update to the ggplot2 graphics package for R. Version 0.9.0 significantly speeds up the process of rendering graphics, and the documentation is much improved (including the addition of many new examples). This update also adds a bunch of new features, which are documented in this 40-page "changes and additions" guide. Here's a sampling...

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Big data seminar in London on 1 March 2012

February 20, 2012
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Big data seminar in London on 1 March 2012

Removable disk packs in 1975Source: Wikipedia, via Deutsche Fotothek  David Chan from City University is organising an interdisciplinary symposium on tackling the ‘Big Data’ challenge on 1 March 2012.It is an open seminar trying to bring ...

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Simplifying spatial polygons in R

February 20, 2012
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Simplifying spatial polygons in R

Polygon simplification is something others have written about, using R packages such as shapefiles. This explores how package ‘rgeos’ uses the Ramer–Douglas–Peucker algorithm, a method commonly used in GIS systems for simplifying shapefiles. It works by imposing a deviation tolerance … Continue reading →

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Visualising Twitter User Timeline Activity in R

February 17, 2012
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Visualising Twitter User Timeline Activity in R

I’ve largely avoided “time” in R to date, but following a chat with @mhawksey at #dev8d yesterday, I went down a rathole last night exploring a few ways of visualising a Twitter user timeline and as a result also had a quick initial play with some time handling features of R, such as timeseries objects,

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