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The ACM 2013 Mining Big Data Camp and "Un-Conference"

October 17, 2013
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The ACM 2013 Mining Big Data Camp and "Un-Conference"

by Joseph Rickert The 2013 Mining Big Data Camp was held last Saturday at Ebay’s Town Hall Conference Center in San Jose. The San Francisco chapter of the ACM has been sponsoring this data mining themed, “un-conference” event since 2009. Attendance, this year was lighter than I remembered in the past, however, the event continues to be a viable...

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Fearsome Engines Part 3: Which one should you use?

October 13, 2013
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Fearsome Engines Part 3: Which one should you use?

There are lots of R engines emerging! I’ve interviewed members of each of the teams involved in these projects. In part 1 of this series, we covered the motivation of each project. Part 2 looked at the technical achievements and new features. This part tries to determine which projects are suitable for which users. Compatibility

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Fearsome Engines Part 2: Innovations and new features

October 13, 2013
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Fearsome Engines Part 2: Innovations and new features

There are lots of R engines emerging! I’ve interviewed members of each of the teams involved in these projects. In part 1 of this series, we covered the motivation of each project. This part looks at the technical achievements and new features. Many of the innovations are performance improvements, reflecting the primary goal of several

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Some heuristics about spline smoothing

October 8, 2013
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Some heuristics about spline smoothing

Let us continue our discussion on smoothing techniques in regression. Assume that . where is some unkown function, but assumed to be sufficently smooth. For instance, assume that  is continuous, that exists, and is continuous, that  exists and is also continuous, etc. If  is smooth enough, Taylor’s expansion can be used. Hence, for which can also be writen as for...

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Post 4: Sampling the person ability parameters

October 8, 2013
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Post 4: Sampling the person ability parameters

The previous post outlined the general strategy of writing a MH within Gibbs sampler by breaking the code into two levels: a high level shell and a series of lower-level samplers which do the actual work. This post discusses the … Continue reading →

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The look of verifying data

October 7, 2013
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The look of verifying data

Get data that fit before you fit data. Why verify? Garbage in, garbage out. How to verify The example data used here is daily (adjusted) prices of stocks.  By some magic that I’m yet to fathom, market data can be wondrously wrong even without the benefit of the possibility of transcription errors.  It doesn’t seem … Continue reading...

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analyze the panel study of income dynamics (psid) with r

October 7, 2013
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the panel study of income dynamics (psid) is a one-trick pony.  better than anything else out there, this survey allows you to answer the question, "where are they now?"  after tracking the same nationally-representative cohort of americans (...

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Post 2: Generating fake data

October 6, 2013
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Post 2: Generating fake data

In order to check that an estimation algorithm is working properly, it is useful to see if the algorithm can recover the true parameter values in one or more simulated "test" data sets. This post explains how to build such … Continue reading →

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R and Data Week 2013

October 3, 2013
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R and Data Week 2013

by Joseph Rickert Data Week 2013 is being held this week in sunny San Francisco at the Fort Mason conference center overlooking the Bay. Holding a Bay Area R User Group Meeting (BARUG) at Data Week helped to raise the R consciousness among the hip conference crowd attracted by the intoxicating mix of blue skies, big data hype, startups...

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PirateGruntTV

October 1, 2013
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PirateGruntTV

I’m on record as being a big fan of Coursera and have wanted to try and create my own video content ever since I saw theirs. Obviously they’re much better at it than I am, both in terms of production quality and content. Still, there probably isn’t much call for actuarial lectures on their site

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