Posts Tagged ‘ 20 ’

Whassup with glm()?

May 4, 2011
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We're having problem with starting values in glm(). A very simple logistic regression with just an intercept with a very simple starting value (beta=5) blows up....

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Attractive but hard-to-read graph could be made much much better

April 20, 2011
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Matthew Yglesias shares this graph from the Economist: I hate this graph. OK, sure, I don't hate hate hate hate it: it's not a 3-d exploding pie chart or anything. It's not misleading, it's just extremely difficult to read. Basically,...

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The R code for those time-use graphs

April 20, 2011
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By popular demand, here's my R script for the time-use graphs:...

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Trends in partisanship by state

January 24, 2011
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Matthew Yglesias discusses how West Virginia used to be a Democratic state but is now solidly Republican. I thought it would be helpful to expand this to look at trends since 1948 (rather than just 1988) and all 50 states...

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R Advertised

January 17, 2011
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The R language is definitely going mainstream:...

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Age and happiness: The pattern isn’t as clear as you might think

December 26, 2010
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A couple people pointed me to this recent news article which discusses "why, beyond middle age, people get happier as they get older." Here's the story: When people start out on adult life, they are, on average, pretty cheerful. Things... ...

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Could someone please set this as the new R default in base graphics?

October 29, 2010
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par (mar=c(3,3,2,1), mgp=c(2,.7,0), tck=-.01) Thank you....

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World Economic Forum Data Visualization Challenge

October 28, 2010
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Jaidev Deshpande writes: The World Economic Forum recently posed a data visualization problem. The dataset is a survey of experts from the so called "Agenda Councils" of the WEF. Here are the details. The dataset primarily contains the experts...

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A use for tables (really)

October 27, 2010
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After our recent discussion of semigraphic displays, Jay Ulfelder sent along a semigraphic table from his recent book. He notes, "When countries are the units of analysis, it's nice that you can use three-letter codes, so all the proper names....

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Getting arm and lme4 running on the Mac

October 17, 2010
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Our "arm" package in R requires Doug Bates's "lme4" which fits multilevel models. lme4 is currently having some problems on the Mac. But installation on the Mac can be done; it just takes a bit of work. I have two...

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