Posts Tagged ‘ MASS ’

Distribution of colors by flag

October 22, 2012
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Distribution of colors by flag

A story: We showed you how to use R to assess flag similarity and make a scatter plot of raster images. Dr. Wickham referred us to the set of 2400 flag icons made available by GoSquared, and then (probably jokingly) challenged us to replicate the cool...

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Flag space: a scatter plot of raster images

October 16, 2012
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Flag space: a scatter plot of raster images

(Click for a bigger version) I’m not sure when plotting raster images in an R scatter plot will end up being useful. It’s not something I expect to need to do in my day-to-day research, and I think in general probably adds more complexity ...

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Calculating distances (across matrices)

October 5, 2012
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Calculating distances (across matrices)

This Gist is mostly for my future self, as a reminder of how to find distances between each row in two different matrices. To create a distance matrix from a single matrix, the function dist(), from the stats package is sufficient. There are times, ho...

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Simple visually-weighted regression plots

September 24, 2012
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Simple visually-weighted regression plots

There has recently been a lot of discussion of so-called “visually-weighted regression” plots. Folk hero Hadley Wickham suggests that such plots would be easy to implement with ggplot2, and so I have attempted to prove him right. The approa...

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Manual variable selection using the dropterm function

May 12, 2010
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Manual variable selection using the dropterm function

When fitting a multiple linear regression model to data a natural question is whether a model can be simplified by excluding variables from the model. There are automatic procedures for undertaking these tests but some people prefer to follow a more manual approach to variable selection rather than pressing a button and taking what comes

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Book Review – Modern Applied Statistics with S by W. N. Venables and B. D. Ripley (Springer 2003)

May 9, 2010
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Book Review – Modern Applied Statistics with S by W. N. Venables and B. D. Ripley (Springer 2003)

Order this book from Amazon Modern Applied Statistics with S (Fourth Edition) is one of the oldest and most popular books on Applied Statistics using R and S-plus. A large number of topics in Applied Statistics are covered in this book and it is certainly not for the faint hearted. A sound knowledge of

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