Posts Tagged ‘ data set ’

reshape (from base) Explained: Part II

May 5, 2012
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reshape (from base) Explained: Part II

Part II Explains More Complex  Wide to Long With base reshape  In part I of this base reshape tutorial we went over the basics of reshaping data with reshape.  We learned two rules that help us to be more efficient … Continue reading →

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Function to Generate a Random Data Set

May 2, 2012
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Function to Generate a Random Data Set

Often I find myself needing data sets to try functions and code out on or for teaching purposes.  I have a few stand-bys such as the mtcars and CO2 data sets in the base packages of R but sometimes I … Continue reading →

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Empirical software engineering is five years old

March 31, 2011
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Empirical software engineering is five years old

Science and engineering are built on theoretical models that are tested against measurements of ‘reality’. Until around 10 years ago there was very little software engineering ‘reality’ publicly available; companies rarely made source available and were generally unforthcoming about any bugs that had been discovered. What happened around 10 years ago was the creation of

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For fun: Correlation of US State with the number of clicks on online banners

February 16, 2010
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For fun: Correlation of US State with the number of clicks on online banners

“Chitika research” published today a fun small dataset (you can download it from here) in a post titled “The Educated are Harder to Advertise To”. In this post I had three goals in mind:Suggesting another plot instead of the one used in the original post. Emphasizing the “Correlation does not imply causation” rule. Inviting other R lovers (as myself) to find fun...

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