Posts Tagged ‘ cloud computing ’

Data on GitHub: The easy way to make your data available

June 13, 2012
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Data on GitHub: The easy way to make your data available

GitHub is designed for collaborating on coding projects. Nonetheless, it is also a potentially great resource for researchers to make their data publicly available. Specifically you can use it to:store data in the cloud for future use (for free),track ...

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CRdata.org to shut down?

January 16, 2012
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If you’re one of the R-bloggers or useRs, most probably you had heard about Crdata.org. In the early day, they are two very R related cloud computing services, one is CloudNumbers, another is CrData.org. Recently, we (may) received an email by Hamid ...

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Abusing Amazon’s Elastic MapReduce Hadoop service… easily, from R

January 10, 2011
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Abusing Amazon’s Elastic MapReduce Hadoop service… easily, from R

JD Long's experimental segue package makes it easy to use Amazon's Elastic MapReduce service to fire up a Hadoop cluster and use it for non-Big Data, computationally-intensive tasks. The package provides a cluster-aware version of lapply() which "just works".

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Parallel processing of independent Metropolis-Hastings algorithms

October 11, 2010
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Parallel processing of independent Metropolis-Hastings algorithms

With Pierre Jacob, my PhD student, and Murray Smith, from National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, who actually started us on this project at the last and latest Valencia meeting, we have completed a paper on using parallel computing in independent Metropolis-Hastings algorithms. The paper is arXived and the abstract goes as follows:

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JSM 2010 [day 1]

August 2, 2010
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JSM 2010 [day 1]

The first day at JSM is always a bit sluggish, as people slowly drip in and get their bearings. Similar to last year in Washington D.C., the meeting takes place in a huge conference centre and thus there is no feeling of overcrowded . It may also be that the peripheric and foreign location

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Richard Stallman talk+Q&A at the useR! 2010 conference (audio files attached)

July 26, 2010
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The audio files of the full talk by Richard Stallman are attached to the end of this post. —————– Videos of all the invited talks of the useR! 2010 conference can be viewed on the R User Group blog —————– Last week I had the honor of attending the talk given by Richard Stallman, the last keynote speaker on...

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Syncing files across computers using DropBox

May 29, 2010
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Syncing files across computers using DropBox

Motivation In the past few months I have been using DropBox for syncing my work files between my home and work computer. It has saved me from numerous mistakes and from sending the files to myself via e-mail. Recently I found this service highly useful for sharing files with 4 other people with whom I am working on a...

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“The next big thing”, R, and Statistics in the cloud

April 14, 2010
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A friend just e-mailed me about a blog post by Dr. AnnMaria De Mars titled “The Next Big Thing”. In it Dr. De Mars wrote (I allowed myself to emphasize some parts of the text): Contrary to what some people seem to think, R is definitely not the next big thing, either. I am always surprised when people ask me why I think...

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Analytic Infrastructure – Three Trends

May 11, 2009
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Analytic Infrastructure – Three Trends

This is a post about systems, applications, services and architectures for building and deploying analytics. Sometimes this is called analytic infrastructure. In this post, we look at several trends impacting analytic infrastructure. Trend 1. Open source analytics has reached Main Street. R, which was first released in 1996, is now

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Analytic Infrastructure – Three Trends

May 11, 2009
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This is a post about systems, applications, services and architectures for building and deploying analytics. Sometimes this is called analytic infrastructure. In this post, we look at several trends impacting analytic infrastructure. Trend 1. Open source analytics has reached Main Street. R, which was first released in 1996, is now

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