If a team scores X runs, what's the probability it will win the game? The post Baseball: Probability of winning conditional on runs, hits, walks and errors appeared first on Decision Science News.

Hadley Wickham is writing what will surely be a great book about the basics of R packages. And Hilary Parker wrote a very influential post on how to write an R package. So it seems like that topic is well covered. Nevertheless, I’d been thinking for some time that I should write another minimal tutorial

Original post from GitHub Guides:Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) are the backbone of the academic reference and metrics system. If you’re a researcher writing software, this guide will show you how to make the work you share on GitHub citable by archiving one of your GitHub repositories and assigning a DOI with the data...

Introduction The chi-squared test of independence is one of the most basic and common hypothesis tests in the statistical analysis of categorical data. Given 2 categorical random variables, and , the chi-squared test of independence determines whether or not there exists a statistical dependence between them. Formally, it is a hypothesis test with the following null and

Data “janitor-work” The New York Times recently ran a piece on wrangling and cleaning data: “For Big-Data Scientists, ‘Janitor Work’ Is Key Hurdle to Insights” Whether you call it “janitor-work,” wrangling/munging, cleaning/cleansing/scrubbing, tidying, or something else, the article above is worth a read (even though it implicitly denigrates the important work that your housekeeping staff does). It’s...

GBMs have become my favorite type of model over the last two years. In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to use a GBM for binary classification in R (predicting whether an event occurs or not). I also discuss basic model tuning and model inference with ...

heaven knows we've all been there: you're in a heated argument with some patriotic zealot who thinks (insert country here) has the best labor force on earth. you know they're just spewing made-up-statistic after made-up-statistic, but you don't h...

Navigation gets you from where you are to where you want to be. Speaking of navigation, you can jump to selected sections of this post: Navigation; R-bloggers; Task views; Rdocumentation.org; sos package; ??; apropos; ls; methods; getAnywhere; :::; find; args; grep; %in%; str; getwd; file.choose; Spyglass summary; browser; See also. Overview Figure 1: A map The post

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