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Moving Beyond CTR: Better Recommendations Through Human Evaluation

October 6, 2014
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Moving Beyond CTR: Better Recommendations Through Human Evaluation

Imagine you're building a recommendation algorithm for your new online site. How do you measure its quality, to make sure that it's sending users relevant and personalized content? Click-through rate may be your initial hope…but after a bit of thought, it's not clear that it's the best metric after all. Take Google's search engine. In many cases, improving the quality...

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Building a DGA Classifier: Part 3, Model Selection

October 6, 2014
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Building a DGA Classifier: Part 3, Model Selection

This is part two of a three-part blog series on building a DGA classifier and it is split into the three phases of building a classifier: 1) Data preparation 2) Feature engineering and 3) Model selection (this post) Back in part 1, we prepared the data and we are starting with a nice clean list of domains labeled as either legitimate (“legit”) or generated by an algorithm (“dga”)....

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Bayes models from SAS PROC MIXED in R, post 2

October 5, 2014
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This is my second post in converting SAS's PROC MCMC examples in R. The task in his week is determining the transformation parameter in a Box-Cox transformation. SAS only determines Lambda, but I am not so sure about that. What I used to do was get an ...

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Consumer Preference Driven by Benefits and Affordances, Yet Management Sees Only Products and Features

October 2, 2014
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Consumer Preference Driven by Benefits and Affordances, Yet Management Sees Only Products and Features

Return on Investment (ROI) is management's bottom line. Consequently, everything must be separated and assigned a row with associated costs and profits. Will we make more by adding another product to our line? Will we lose sales by limiting the feature...

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I don’t want to learn R! SPSS is fine! (responses)

October 2, 2014
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I don’t want to learn R! SPSS is fine! (responses)

  I frequently find myself thinking of the best way to convince an SPSS user to make the switch to R. In the process, I came up with the three following most common objections by SPSS users and my responses.   Objection #1) I can’t use R because I don’t know how to program Response: Of ...

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Building a DGA Classifer: Part 2, Feature Engineering

October 2, 2014
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Building a DGA Classifer: Part 2, Feature Engineering

This is part two of a three-part blog series on building a DGA classifier and it is split into the three phases of building a classifier: 1) Data preperation 2) Feature engineering and 3) Model selection. Back in part 1, we prepared the data and we are starting with a nice clean list of domains labeled as either legitamate (“legit”) or generated by...

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Working with NIfTI images in R

October 1, 2014
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Working with NIfTI images in R

The oro.nifti package is awesome for NeuRoimaging (couldn't help myself). It has functions to read/write images, introduces the S4 nifti class, and has useful plotting functions. There are some limitations and some gotchas that are important to discuss if you are working with these objects in R. Dataset Creation We'll read in some data (a

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Implementing an EM Algorithm for Probit Regressions

September 30, 2014
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Implementing an EM Algorithm for Probit Regressions

Users new to the Rcpp family of functionality are often impressed with the performance gains that can be realized, but struggle to see how to approach their own computational problems. Many of the most impressive performance gains are demonstrated with seemingly advanced statistical methods, advanced C++–related constructs, or both. Even when users are able to understand how various demonstrated features operate in isolation, examples...

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Implementing an EM Algorithm for Probit Regressions

September 30, 2014
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Implementing an EM Algorithm for Probit Regressions

Users new to the Rcpp family of functionality are often impressed with the performance gains that can be realized, but struggle to see how to approach their own computational problems. Many of the most impressive performance gains are demonstrated with seemingly advanced statistical methods, advanced C++–related constructs, or both. Even when users are able to understand how various demonstrated features operate in isolation, examples...

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Building a DGA Classifier: Part 1, Data Preparation

September 30, 2014
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This will be a three-part blog series on building a DGA classifier and will be split into three logical phases of building a classifier: 1) Data preparation (this) 2) Feature engineering and 3) Model selection. And before I get too far into this, I want to give a huge thank you to Click Security for releasing a DGA classifier in python as part of...

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