Angela Bassa discusses managing data science teams and much more.

November 12, 2018
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Angela Bassa discusses managing data science teams and much more.

Hugo Bowne-Anderson, the host of DataFramed, the DataCamp podcast, recently interviewed Angela Bassa, the Director of Data Science at iRobot. Here is the podcast link. Introducing Angela Bassa Hugo: Hi there Angela, and welcome to DataFramed. Angela: Thanks, thanks for having me. Hugo: It's a great pleasure to have you on the show, and I'm...

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Preview my new book: Introduction to Reproducible Science in R

November 12, 2018
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I’m pleased to share Part I of my new book “Introduction to Reproducible Science in R“. The purpose of this …Continue reading →

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How to de-Bias Standard Deviation Estimates

November 12, 2018
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How to de-Bias Standard Deviation Estimates

This note is about attempting to remove the bias brought in by using sample standard deviation estimates to estimate an unknown true standard deviation of a population. We establish...

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Data Science With R Course Series – Week 9

November 12, 2018
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Data Science With R Course Series – Week 9

There are only two more weeks in the course! This week will extend what you learned from the Expected Value by performing an optimization and sensitivity analysis. The optimization and...

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RATest. A Randomization Tests package is available on CRAN

November 10, 2018
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RATest. A Randomization Tests package is available on CRAN

This blog post introduces the RATest package we released a while back on CRAN with my colleague and good friend Mauricio Olivares-Gonzalez. The package contains a collection of randomization...

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RcppArmadillo 0.9.200.4.0

November 10, 2018
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RcppArmadillo 0.9.200.4.0

A new RcppArmadillo release, now at 0.9.200.4.0, based on the new Armadillo release 9.200.4 from earlier this week, is now on CRAN, and should get to Debian very...

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Gold-Mining Week 10 (2018)

November 10, 2018
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Week 10 Gold Mining and Fantasy Football Projection Roundup now available. Go get that free agent gold! The post Gold-Mining Week 10 (2018) appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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The Gamification Of Fitbit: How an API Provided the Next Level of tRaining

November 10, 2018
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The Gamification Of Fitbit: How an API Provided the Next Level of tRaining

“Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport” — Robert Wieder As much...

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Detailed introduction of “myprettyreport” R package

November 10, 2018
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Detailed introduction of “myprettyreport” R package

Package introduction: Package myprettyreport helps to export ggplot2 graphs into a good-looking PDF file in a clear and easy way with a wide range of flexibility. It has a...

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4 ways to be more efficient using RStudio’s Code Snippets, with 11 ready to use examples

November 10, 2018
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4 ways to be more efficient using RStudio’s Code Snippets, with 11 ready to use examples

Introduction In this post we will look at yet another productivity increasing feature of the RStudio IDE - Code Snippets. Code Snippets let us easily insert and potentially execute predefined...

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One-arm Bayesian Adaptive Trial Simulation Code

November 9, 2018
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One-arm Bayesian Adaptive Trial Simulation Code

I had an opportunity recently to design a Bayesian adaptive trial with several interim analyses that allow for early stopping due to efficacy or futility. The code below implements...

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Voronoi diagram with ggvoronoi package with Train Station data

November 9, 2018
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Voronoi diagram with ggvoronoi package with Train Station data

I’ve always been curious to make Voronoi diagram, I just think they are beautiful! When I came across data set with train stations in Japan. I instantly thought this...

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Analyzing NetHack data, part 2: What players kill the most

Analyzing NetHack data, part 2: What players kill the most

Link to webscraping the data Link to Analysis, part 1 Introduction This is the third blog post that deals with data from the game NetHack, and oh boy, did a lot of things...

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simmer 4.1.0

November 9, 2018
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The 4.1.0 release of simmer, the Discrete-Event Simulator for R, is on CRAN. As per request in the mailing list, now get_global() is able to work inside a generator function. Moreover, the...

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T-mobile uses R for Customer Service AI

November 9, 2018
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T-mobile uses R for Customer Service AI

T-Mobile, the global telecommunication company, is using R in production to automatically classify text messages to customer service and route them to an agent that can help. The [email protected]

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Escaping the macOS 10.14 (Mojave) Filesystem Sandbox with R / RStudio

November 9, 2018
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Escaping the macOS 10.14 (Mojave) Filesystem Sandbox with R / RStudio

If you’re an R/RStudio user who has migrated to Mojave (macOS 10.14) or are contemplating migrating to it, you will likely eventually run into an issue where you’re trying...

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Coding Regression trees in 150 lines of R code

November 9, 2018
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Coding Regression trees in 150 lines of R code

Motivation There are dozens of machine learning algorithms out there. It is impossible to learn all their mechanics, however, many algorithms sprout from the most established algorithms, e.g. ordinary...

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Exploring Models with lime

Exploring Models with lime

Recently at work I’ve been asked to help some clinicians understand why my risk model classifies specific patients as high risk. Just prior to this work I stumbled across...

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Image segmentation based on Superpixels and Clustering

November 8, 2018
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Image segmentation based on Superpixels and Clustering

In this blog post, I’ll explain the new functionality of the OpenImageR package, SLIC and SLICO superpixels (Simple Linear Iterative Clustering) and their applicability based...

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anytime – dates in R

November 8, 2018
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I just saw an announcement on R Bloggers about the anytime package. It looks to be a very handy package to convert dates in pretty much any format to...

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AzureR: R packages to control Azure services

November 8, 2018
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by Hong Ooi, senior data scientist, Microsoft Azure This post is to announce a new family of packages we have developed as part of the CloudyR project for talking...

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Practical statistics books for software engineers

November 7, 2018
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So you have read my (draft) book on evidence-based software engineering and want to learn more about the statistical techniques used, but are not interested lots of detailed mathematics....

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Rcpp 1.0.0: The Tenth Birthday Release

November 7, 2018
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As mentioned here two days ago, the Rcpp package turned ten on Monday—and we used to opportunity to mark the current version as 1.0.0! Thanks to everybody who...

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Integrating R and Telegram

November 7, 2018
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Integrating R and Telegram

Get notify when an R script finishes on Telegram.

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Why R? 2018 Conference – After Movie and Summary

November 7, 2018
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Why R? 2018 Conference – After Movie and Summary

For us, R is not about packages and data analysis. It is about a vibrant community that creates all those wonderful toys. As the Why R? Foundation we want...

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The “probability to win” is hard to estimate…

November 6, 2018
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The “probability to win” is hard to estimate…

Real-time computation (or estimation) of the “probability to win” is difficult. We’ve seem that in soccer games, in elections… but actually, as a professor, I see that frequently when...

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anytime 0.3.2

November 6, 2018
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A new minor release of the anytime package arrived on CRAN this morning. This is the thirteenth release, and the first since July as the package has gotten...

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UI Update — Datazar

November 6, 2018
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UI Update — Datazar

UI Update — DatazarAs your projects get more and more files added to it, keeping track of your datasets and analysis can become tedious. We’ve updated your project file list so...

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Working with US Census Data in R

November 6, 2018
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Working with US Census Data in R

If you need data about the American populace, there's no source more canonical than the US Census Bureau. The bureau publishes a wide range of public sets, and not...

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