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Grexit stage left: visualizing the online discussion around Greece’s possible Euro exit

May 24, 2012
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Grexit stage left: visualizing the online discussion around Greece’s possible Euro exit

  While Tsipras and his Syriza coalition have been busy in Greek parliament, the Internet has been a-buzz with speculation that their platform will result in a Greek exit from the Euro currency.  This prospect, affectionately dubbed “Grexit” by Citi… Read more ›

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French dataset: population and GPS coordinates

May 24, 2012
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French dataset: population and GPS coordinates

A short post today based on recent work by @3wen (Ewen Galic, graduate Student in Rennes, spending a year in Montreal). Since we were working on a detailed French dataset (per commune), we needed a dataset containing a list all communes, with popu...

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NYC Meetup: What’s Next for R Markdown

May 24, 2012
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NYC Meetup: What’s Next for R Markdown

There’s been lots of excitement about the new R Markdown feature introduced as part of knitr 0.5 and RStudio 0.96. People see R Markdown as both a simpler way to do reproducible research and as a great way to publish to the web from R. Jeromy Anglim has a nice write up on getting started with

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RStudio v0.96.225 Update

May 24, 2012
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RStudio v0.96.225 Update

There’s an updated release of RStudio v0.96 available that includes some small enhancements and bugfixes, including: Comment/uncomment for Sweave and LaTeX Additional in-product documentation for R Markdown Offline support for MathJax previews More flexible handling of MathJax inline equations The release notes include a full list all of the changes. We’ve also published some additional documentation on

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Slides for R/Finance 2012

May 23, 2012
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Slides for R/Finance 2012

Another succeessful* year of R/Finance is behind us. It was certainly more: a larger crowd, a longer session, more seminars, more presentations, more sponsors – perhaps even to the point where we’ve reaching a certain capacity. What began as an interesting idea among a few friends has more than credible momentum – it’s now more

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Are scatterplots too complex for lay folks?

May 23, 2012
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Are scatterplots too complex for lay folks?

Usually, I like to write about the solutions to problems I’ve had, but today I only have a problem to write about. This is the second research job I’ve had outside of academia, and in both cases I’ve met with … Continue reading →

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Classical Technical Patterns

May 21, 2012
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Classical Technical Patterns

In my presentation about Seasonality Analysis and Pattern Matching at the R/Finance conference, I used examples that I have previously covered in my blog: Month of the Year Seasonality – I introduced the Seasonality charts in the Historical Seasonality Analysis: What company in DOW 30 is likely to do well in January? post. I also

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A visual data summary for data frames

May 21, 2012
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A visual data summary for data frames

If you want to get a quick numerical summary of a data set, the summary function gives a nice overview for data frames: > require(ggplot2) Loading required package: ggplot2 > data(diamonds) > summary(diamonds) carat cut color clarity depth table Min. :0.2000 Fair : 1610 D: 6775 SI1 :13065 Min. :43.00 Min. :43.00 1st Qu.:0.4000 Good : 4906 E: 9797...

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Time-Series Policy Evaluation in R

May 21, 2012
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Time-Series Policy Evaluation in R

Quantifying the success of government policies is clearly important. Randomized control trials, like those conducted by drug companies, are often described as the ‘gold-standard’ for policy evaluation. Under these, a policy is implemented in/to one area/group (treatment), but not in/to another (control). The difference in outcomes between the two areas or groups represents the effectiveness

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CFP: the 10th Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM 2012)

May 20, 2012
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CFP: the 10th Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM 2012)

The Tenth Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM 2012) Sydney, Australia 5-7 December 2012 http://ausdm12.togaware.com/ Data mining, the art and science of intelligent analysis of (usually large) data sets for meaningful (and previously unknown) insights, is now being actively applied in … Continue reading →

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