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The Evolution of LondonR

February 19, 2015
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The Evolution of LondonR

By Liz Matthews – Marketing and Events, UK. There are over 150 R user groups currently running across the globe. From Chiang Mai to Kansas and Melbourne to Cracow, R enthusiasts meet to discuss, share and promote the usage of R. … Continue reading →

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The Quarterly Tactical Strategy (aka QTS)

February 13, 2015
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The Quarterly Tactical Strategy (aka QTS)

This post introduces the Quarterly Tactical Strategy, introduced by Cliff Smith on a Seeking Alpha article. It presents a variation … Continue reading →

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What a Gas! The Falling Price of Oil and Ontario Gasoline Prices

January 27, 2015
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What a Gas! The Falling Price of Oil and Ontario Gasoline Prices

IntroductionIn case you've been living under a rock, there's been a lot of chatter in the financial world late about the price of oil going down. Way, way, down. So much so that the Bank of Canada cut interest rates. What crazy times are these we live in? I thought gas was only going to...

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Why you should learn R first for data science

January 26, 2015
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Why you should learn R first for data science

Over and over, when talking with people who are starting to learn data science, there’s a frustration that comes up: I don’t know which programming language to start with.” And it’s not just programming languages, it’s also software systems like Tableau, SPSS, etc. There is an ever widening range of tools and programming languages and The post

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Microsoft acquires Revolution Analytics – news roundup

January 26, 2015
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There was a lot of news coverage on Friday and over the weekend about the news that Microsoft will acquire Revolution Analytics. Here are some links to just a few of the articles published. Wired: Microsoft is "heavily embracing the R programming language"; "the move deepens Microsof's investments in open source". TechCrunch: Microsoft's acquisition is to "bolster its analytics...

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Wine for Breakfast: Consumption Occasion as the Unit of Analysis

January 26, 2015
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Wine for Breakfast: Consumption Occasion as the Unit of Analysis

If the thought of a nice Chianti with that breakfast croissant is not that appealing, then I have made by point: occasion shapes consumption. Our tastes have been fashioned by culture and shared practice. Yet, we often ignore the context and run our an...

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An Introduction to Change Points (packages: ecp and BreakoutDetection)

January 21, 2015
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An Introduction to Change Points (packages: ecp and BreakoutDetection)

A forewarning, this post is me going out on a limb, to say the least. In fact, it’s a post/project … Continue reading →

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FOMC Dates – Full History Web Scrape

January 21, 2015
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As I delve into the existing academic research regarding price patterns around US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings, it’s clear that I will need more data than I collected in the previous post FOMC Dates - Scraping Data From Web Pages.Which reminds me of the quote by Google’s Research Director Peter Norvig:We don’t have better algorithms....

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An Update On EAA and a Volatility Strategy

January 16, 2015
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An Update On EAA and a Volatility Strategy

Again, before starting this post, I’d like to inform readers that the book Quantitative Trading With R, written by Harry … Continue reading →

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Some Applications of Item Response Theory in R

January 11, 2015
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Some Applications of Item Response Theory in R

The typical introduction to item response theory (IRT) positions the technique as a form of curve fitting. We believe that a latent continuous variable is responsible for the observed dichotomous or polytomous responses to a set of items (e.g., multipl...

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