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Webinar April 28: Effective Graphs with Microsoft R Open

April 25, 2016
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Webinar April 28: Effective Graphs with Microsoft R Open

Naomi Robbins, author of Creating More Effective Graphs and Forbes contributor has teamed up with daughter Dr Joyce Robbins to present a new webinar this Thursday April 28, Creating Effective Graphs with Microsoft R Open. The webinar will demonstrate how to create a variety of useful graphics with R: comparisons, distributions, trends over time, relationships, divisions of a whole,...

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Introducing fidlr: FInancial Data LoadeR

April 21, 2016
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Introducing fidlr: FInancial Data LoadeR

fidlr is an RSutio addin designed to simplify the financial data downloading process from various providers. This initial version is a wrapper around the getSymbols function in the quantmod package and only Yahoo, Google, FRED and Oanda are supported. I will probably add functionalities over time. As usual with those things just a kind reminder: “THE SOFTWARE

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Get ready for R/Finance 2016

April 21, 2016
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Get ready for R/Finance 2016

by Joseph Rickert R/Finance 2016 is less than a month away and, as always, I am very much looking forward to it. In past years, I have elaborated on what puts it among my favorite conferences even though I am not a finance guy. R/Finance is small, single track and intense with almost no fluff. And scattered among the...

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Notes from 2nd Bayesian Mixer Meetup

April 19, 2016
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Notes from 2nd Bayesian Mixer Meetup

Last Friday the 2nd Bayesian Mixer Meetup (@BayesianMixer) took place at Cass Business School, thanks to Pietro Millossovich and Andreas Tsanakas, who helped to organise the event.Bayesian Mixer at CassFirst up was Davide De March talking about the challenges in biochemistry experimentation, which are often characterised by complex and...

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The Eurovision 2016 song contest in an R Shiny app

April 18, 2016
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The Eurovision 2016 song contest in an R Shiny app

Introduction In just a few weeks the Eurovision 2016 song contest will be held again. There are 43 participants, two semi-finals on the 10th and 12th of May and a final on the 14th of May. It’s going to be a … Continue reading →

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New Course: “Shapefiles for R Programmers”

April 12, 2016
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New Course: “Shapefiles for R Programmers”

Today my new course, Shapefiles for R Programmers, is available for preorder! This course is designed to open up new doors of data analysis for R programmers by teaching them how to work with shapefiles, using both GIS programs and R. Shapefiles are the most common method of storing maps, and learning how to work The post

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The FBI’s aerial surveillance program, visualized with R

April 11, 2016
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The FBI’s aerial surveillance program, visualized with R

Buzzfeed's Peter Aldhous and Charles Seife broke a major news story last week: the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security operate more than 200 small aircraft (mainly Cessnas and some helicopters) which routinely circle various sites near US cities, presumably to gather data with onboard cameras and electonic equipment. The data behind the story weren't...

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Registration for R/Finance 2016 is open!

April 11, 2016
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You can find registration information and agenda details on the conference website.  Or you can go directly to the Cvent registration page.Note that registration fees will increase by 50% at the end of early regi...

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Clandestine DNS lookups with gdns

April 10, 2016
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Clandestine DNS lookups with gdns

Google recently announced their DNS-over-HTTPS API, which “enhances privacy and security between a client and a recursive resolver, and complements DNSSEC to provide end-to-end authenticated DNS lookups”. The REST API they provided was pretty simple to wrap into a package and I tossed in some SPF functions that I had lying around to bulk it... Continue reading →

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Mapping Twitter Followers in R

April 8, 2016
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Mapping Twitter Followers in R

My colleague Jon Lieber and I recently released a new report that analyzes how digital marketplaces that connect workers to consumers demanding their services (e.g. Uber, Thumbtack, Upwork, etc.) are affecting the American labor market. As part of this report, we looked at where these digital marketplaces are most active. Although the biggest ones are now active...

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