RcppArmadillo 0.9.100.5.0

August 17, 2018
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RcppArmadillo 0.9.100.5.0

A new RcppArmadillo release 0.9.100.5.0, based on the new Armadillo release 9.100.5 from earlier today, is now on CRAN and in Debian. It once again follows our (and Conrad's) bi-monthly release schedule. Conrad started with a new 9.100.* series a fe...

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An R package to create NEWS.md files

August 17, 2018
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An R package to create NEWS.md files

A while back, I started to create an R package that would help me and my collegues at STATWORX with our daily work. After writing the DESCRIPTION file, I...

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Many reports from 1 RMarkdown file

August 17, 2018
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I was at the EdinbR talk this week by the RStudio community lead – Curtis Kephart. It was really interesting, but I disagree with his suggestion to point and...

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RcppArmadillo 0.9.100.5.0

August 16, 2018
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RcppArmadillo 0.9.100.5.0

A new RcppArmadillo release 0.9.100.5.0, based on the new Armadillo release 9.100.5 from earlier today, is now on CRAN and in Debian. It once again follows our (and Conrad's)...

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Make R speak

August 16, 2018
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Make R speak

Every wanted to make R talk to you? Now you can, with the mscstts package by John Muschelli. It provides an interface to the Microsoft Cognitive Services Text-to-Speech API...

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Relative risk ratios and odds ratios by @ellis2013nz

August 16, 2018
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Relative risk ratios and odds ratios by @ellis2013nz

This post tries to explain the difference between odds ratios and relative risk ratios; and how just a few letters in the code fitting a generalized linear model mean...

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Great post!

August 16, 2018
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Great post!

Great post!I wanted to mention that although many previous studies have used the area under receiver operating characteristic curve (auROC) statistic to benchmark the precision, it misleads evaluators when...

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Updates to the sergeant (Apache Drill connector) Package & a look at Apache Drill 1.14.0 release

August 16, 2018
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Updates to the sergeant (Apache Drill connector) Package & a look at Apache Drill 1.14.0 release

Apache Drill 1.14.0 was recently released, bringing with it many new features and a temporary incompatibility with the current rev of the MapR ODBC drivers. The Drill community expects...

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Slides from R/Pharma

August 16, 2018
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Slides from R/Pharma

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Bio7 2.9 Released

August 16, 2018
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Bio7 2.9 Released

16.08.2018 A new release of Bio7 is available. The new Bio7 2.9 release comes with a plethora of new R features and bugfixes. Release Notes: General: Based on Eclipse...

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Linear programming in R

August 16, 2018
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Linear programming in R

Linear programming is a technique to solve optimization problems whose constraints and outcome are represented by linear relationships. Simply put, linear programming allows to solve problems of the following kind: Maximize/minimize...

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Remaking ‘Luminance-gradient-dependent lightness illusion’ with R

August 16, 2018
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Remaking ‘Luminance-gradient-dependent lightness illusion’ with R

A blogpost inspired by a tweet and a YouTube video. ‘Luminance-gradient-dependent lightness illusion’ In the last days, I’ve stumbled upon this tweet: A demo of lightness perception pic.twitter.com/BSVpgcuIw1 —...

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How to capitalize on a priori contrasts in linear (mixed) models: A tutorial

August 16, 2018
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We wrote a short tutorial on contast coding, covering the common contrast coding scenarios, among them: treatment, helmert, anova, sum, and sliding (successive differences) contrasts.  The target audience is...

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Dealing with The Problem of Multicollinearity in R

August 15, 2018
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Dealing with The Problem of Multicollinearity in R

Imagine a situation where you are asked to predict the tourism revenue for a country, let’s say India. In this case, your output or dependent or response variable will...

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Basic Generalized Linear Modeling – Part 3: Exercises

August 15, 2018
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Basic Generalized Linear Modeling – Part 3: Exercises

In this exercise, we will continue to solve problems from the last exercise about GLM here. Therefore, the exercise number will start at 9. Please make sure you read...

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Beyond Basic R – Mapping

August 15, 2018
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Beyond Basic R – Mapping

Introduction There are many different R packages for dealing with spatial data. The main distinctions between them involve the types of data they work with — raster or vector —...

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“Where to bird” geostats in R

August 15, 2018
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“Where to bird” geostats in R

I just came across a nice little post on acquiring and visualizing geodata in R using the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology as an example. It’s by the rOpenSci...

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Announcing Practical Data Science with R, 2nd Edition

August 15, 2018
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Announcing Practical Data Science with R, 2nd Edition

We are pleased and excited to announce that we are working on a second edition of Practical Data Science with R! Manning Publications has just announced the launching of...

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R/Medicine conference

August 15, 2018
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R/Medicine conference

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New Course: Analyzing Survey Data in R

August 15, 2018
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New Course: Analyzing Survey Data in R

Here is the course link. Course Description You've taken a survey (or 1000) before, right? Have you ever wondered what goes into designing a survey and how survey responses are turned...

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Demystifying data science terminology

August 15, 2018
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Demystifying data science terminology

The language used by data scientists can be confusing to anyone encountering it for the first time. Ever changing best practices and constantly evolving technologies and methodologies have given...

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TokyoR #71

August 14, 2018
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TokyoR #71

Last month, I was delighted to be invited to speak, along with Hadley Wickham, at the seventy-first meeting of the TokyoR user group in Tokyo, Japan. This day-long mini-conference...

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Multivariate ordinal categorical data generation

August 14, 2018
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Multivariate ordinal categorical data generation

An economist contacted me about the ability of simstudy to generate correlated ordinal categorical outcomes. He is trying to generate data as an aide to teaching cost-effectiveness analysis, and...

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BooST (Boosting Smooth Trees) a new Machine Learning Model for Partial Effect Estimation in Nonlinear Regressions

August 14, 2018
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BooST (Boosting Smooth Trees) a new Machine Learning Model for Partial Effect Estimation in Nonlinear Regressions

By Gabriel Vasconcelos and Yuri Fonseca   We are happy to introduce our new machine learning method called Boosting Smooth Trees (BooST) (full article here). This model was a...

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Microsoft R Open 3.5.1 now available

August 14, 2018
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Microsoft R Open 3.5.1 has been released, combining the latest R language engine with multi-processor performance and tools for managing R packages reproducibly. You can download Microsoft R Open...

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data.table is Really Good at Sorting

August 13, 2018
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data.table is Really Good at Sorting

The data.table R package is really good at sorting. Below is a comparison of it versus dplyr for a range of problem sizes. The graph is using a log-log...

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2018 Update of ffanalytics R Package

August 13, 2018
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Introduction As part of our effort to provide users ways to replicate our analyses and improve their performance in fantasy football, we are continuously looking at ways we can...

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Where to go observe birds in Radolfzell? An answer with R and open data

Where to go observe birds in Radolfzell? An answer with R and open data

This post is the 1st post of a series showcasing various rOpenSci packages as if Maëlle were a birder trying to make the most of R in general and rOpenSci in...

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Mongolite 2.0: GridFS, connection pooling, and more

This week version 2.0 of the mongolite package has been released to CRAN. Major new features in this release include support for MongoDB 4.0, GridFS, running database commands, and...

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