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R Credit Scoring – WoE & Information Value in woe Package

July 23, 2013
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R Credit Scoring – WoE & Information Value in woe Package

In credit scoring, Information Value (IV) is frequently used to compare predictive power among variables. When developing new scorecards using logistic regression, variables are often binned and recoded using WoE concept. Package riv will help you to a...

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A Beginner’s Look at Julia

July 23, 2013
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Over the past month or so, I’ve been playing with a new scientific programming language called ‘Julia‘, which aims to be a high-level language with performance approaching that of C. With that goal in mind, Julia could be a replacement for the ‘multi-language’ problem of needing to move between R, Python, MATLAB, C, Fortran, Scala, A Beginner’s Look...

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Create R package – Rstudio, github, devtools

July 22, 2013
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If you are going to create your first package in R, there is common set of tools you will probably use - Rstudio, devtools package and github. You don't have to, but it will save you a lot of time and your code wil be versioned and better understandabl...

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Analyzing Your Data on the AWS Cloud (with R)

July 22, 2013
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Analyzing Your Data on the AWS Cloud (with R)

Guest post by Jonathan Rosenblatt Disclaimer: This post is not intended to be a comprehensive review, but more of a “getting started guide”. If I did not mention an important tool or package I apologize, and invite readers to contribute in the comments. …Read more »

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My first Bioconductor conference (2013)

July 21, 2013
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My first Bioconductor conference (2013)

The BioC 2013 conference was held from July 17 to 19. I attended this conference for my first time, mainly because I'm working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center this summer, and the conference venue was just downstairs! No flights, no hotel...

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A Quick and Dirty Guide to Exploratory Data Visualization

July 20, 2013
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A Quick and Dirty Guide to Exploratory Data Visualization

One of the things I've noticed teaching statistical fundamentals or working with colleagues is the lack of focus on first visually exploring the data.  Novices seem to want to jump right in with correlations and statistical tests without getting a...

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Column-Major Confusion

July 19, 2013
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As a programmer coming from a language like C I am used to understanding multidimensional arrays in the following way:int matrix = { { 1, 2, 3 }, { 4, 5, 6 }, { 7, 8, 9 }};Understandably, this is a little bit of a setback when trying to ...

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Evaluating the Potential Incorporation of R into Research Methods Education in Psychology

July 17, 2013
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I was recently completing some professional development activities that required me to write a report on a self-chosen topic related to diversity in student backgrounds. I chose to use the opportunity to reflect on the potential for using R to teach psychology students research methods. I thought I'd share the report in case it interests anyone. Abstract...

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Deepen your R experience with Rcpp

July 17, 2013
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Deepen your R experience with Rcpp

by Joseph Rickert It is very likely that even a very casual observer what is happening in the world of R these past few months would have come across some mention of Rcpp, the R package that greatly facilitates R and C++ integration. Rcpp is hot! Over 130 R packages now depend on Rcpp and it is likely to...

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Exploring Networks with Sankey

July 16, 2013
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Exploring Networks with Sankey

Motivated by a tweet from Tony Hirst (http://blog.ouseful.info/), I started experimenting with an rCharts implementation of the d3 sankey plugin.  While I was putting together examples, I found lots of gaps in my knowledge of sankeys and network a...

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