Posts Tagged ‘ R ’

Text Mining

October 15, 2012
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Text Mining

When it comes down to it R does a really good job handling structured data like matrices and data frames. However, its ability to work with unstructured data is still a work in progress. It can and it does handle text mining but the documentation is incomplete and the capabilities still don’t compare to other

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The unicorn problem

October 13, 2012
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The unicorn problem

Let’s say your goal is to observe all known species in a particular biological category. Once a week you go out and collect specimens to identify, or maybe you just bring your binoculars to do some spotting. How long will it take you to cross off every species on your list? I’ve been wondering this

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Color Palettes in HCL Space

October 12, 2012
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Color Palettes in HCL Space

This is a quick follow-up to my previous post about Color Palettes in RGB Space. Achim Zeileis had commented that, perhaps, it would be more informative to evaluate the color palettes in HCL (polar LUV) space, as that spectrum more accurately describes how humans perceive color. Perhaps more clear trends would emerge in HCL space,

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Deploy Rook Apps: Part II

October 12, 2012
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In Part I, I described how you can deploy your Rook applications with rApache. This post describes how you can do it with R itself. But before we get into that, I’d like to explain the off-again on-again relationship Rook has had with CRAN, R&#82...

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Nine lightning talks on R

October 12, 2012
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At Tuesday's Bay Area R User Group meetup, nine speakers gave five-minute talks on various aspects of R. Revolution Analytics' Luba Gloukhov was one of the presenters, and also provides the summary of the talks below. Links to the slides are included where available for you to check out. Ariel Faigon: Chrestomathy with R Ariel walked us through his...

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Revolution Newsletter: September/October 2012

October 11, 2012
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The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is out. The news section is below, and you can read the full September/October edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email. New R Courses Announced: Two new courses presented by Bob Muenchen (author of R...

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R amongst most popular languages, according to GitHub/StackOverflow data

October 10, 2012
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R amongst most popular languages, according to GitHub/StackOverflow data

Data Scientist Drew Conway tackles the problem of deciding which programming languages are the most popular in an interesting way: by comparing the number of projects tagged in GitHub with each language, and the number of questions in StackOverflow about the language. The former is a measure of how often a language is used (though, mainly for open source...

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Permanent Portfolio – Transaction Cost and better Risk Parity

October 9, 2012
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Permanent Portfolio – Transaction Cost and better Risk Parity

I want to address comments that were asked in my last post, Permanent Portfolio – Simple Tools, about Permanent Portfolio strategy. Specifically: The impact of transaction costs on the perfromance and Create a modified version of risk allocation portfolio that distributes weights across 3 asset classes: stocks(SPY), gold(GLD), and treasuries(TLT), and only invests into cash(SHY)

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R User Group Sponsorship: Applications open for 2013

October 9, 2012
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Here at Revolution Analytics, we're proud to have been a part of fostering local user groups for R users around the world. Last year we sponsored more than 40 groups, with representation from every continent around the world. And we're thrilled to see the continued growth in user groups: this time last year there about 50 R user groups;...

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In case you missed it: September 2012 Roundup

October 8, 2012
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from September of particular interest to R users. You can now browse the R-devel sources and changelogs at GitHub. R is used to create a 3-D animation of the Antarctic ice cap. At the DataWeek SF conference, R users from eBay, Intuit, Minted and other companies describe how R is...

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