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Using geom_step

June 3, 2016
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Using geom_step

geom_step is an interesting geom supplied by the R package ggplot2. It is an appropriate rendering option for financial market data and we will show how and why to use it in this article. Let’s take a simple example of plotting market data. In this case we are plotting the "ask price" (the publicly published … Continue reading...

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Some Impressions from R Finance 2016

May 27, 2016
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Some Impressions from R Finance 2016

by Joseph Rickert R / Finance 2016 lived up to expectations and provided the quality networking and learning experience that longtime participants have come to value. Eight years is a long time for a conference to keep its sparkle and pizzazz. But, the conference organizers and the UIC have managed to create a vibe that keeps people coming back....

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Understanding Bayesian A/B testing (using baseball statistics)

May 23, 2016
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Understanding Bayesian A/B testing (using baseball statistics)

Previously in this series Understanding the beta distribution (using baseball statistics) Understanding empirical Bayes estimation (using baseball statistics) Understanding credible intervals (using baseball statistics) Understanding the Bayesian approach to false discovery rates (using baseball statistics) Who is a better batter: Mike Piazza or Hank Aaron? Well, Mike Piazza has a slightly higher career...

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Modeling data with functional programming – State based systems

May 19, 2016
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Modeling data with functional programming – State based systems

I’m pleased to announce the availability of my latest chapter on state based systems for my book “Modeling data with …Continue reading →

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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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Bay Area R User Group at Strata and PAW

March 10, 2016
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by Joseph Rickert I always think of Strata Hadoop World and Predictive Analytics World as initiating the Spring conference season here in the San Francisco Bay Area. The rainy season is usually over by the end of March and it is a perfect time to visit. If you are traveling to either of these conferences from out of town...

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Like peanut butter and jelly: x13binary and seasonal

February 2, 2016
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Like peanut butter and jelly: x13binary and seasonal

This post was written by Dirk Eddelbuettel and Christoph Sax and posted by both author’s respective blogs. The seasonal package by Christoph Sax brings a very featureful and expressive interface for working with seasonal data to the R environment. It uses the standard tool of the trade: X-13ARIMA-SEATS. This powerful program is provided by the

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Like peanut butter and jelly: x13binary and seasonal

February 2, 2016
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This post was written by Dirk Eddelbuettel and Christoph Sax and will be posted on both author's respective blogs. The seasonal package by Christoph Sax brings a very featureful and expressive interface for working with seasonal data to the R environment. It uses the standard tool of the trade: X-13ARIMA-SEATS. This powerful program is...

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Creating Calendars for Future’s Expiration

January 17, 2016
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Creating Calendars for Future’s Expiration

Lately I have been doing calendar analysis of various markets (future contracts). Not an overly complicated task, but has a few interesting angles and since I haven’t seen anything similar on the Net – here we go. The world of futures is not friendly – pretty much every contract has its own definition for expiration. The post

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A Visualization of World Cuisines

December 28, 2015
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A Visualization of World Cuisines

In a previous post, we had ‘mapped’ the culinary diversity in India through a visualization of food consumption patterns. Since then, one of the topics in my to-do list was a visualization of world cuisines. The primary question was similar to that asked of the Indian cuisine: Are cuisines of geographically and culturally closer regions

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