Exploratory Data Analysis of Tropical Storms in R

September 21, 2017
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Exploratory Data Analysis of Tropical Storms in R

Exploratory Data Analysis of Tropical Storms in R The disastrous impact of recent hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, generated a large influx of data within the online community. I was curious about the history of hurricanes and tropical storms so I found a data set on data.world and started some basic Exploratory data analysis (EDA). EDA

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Gold-Mining – Week 3 (2017)

September 21, 2017
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Week 3 Gold Mining and Fantasy Football Projection Roundup now available. Go get that free agent gold! The post Gold-Mining – Week 3 (2017) appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Don’t teach students the hard way first

September 21, 2017
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Imagine you were going to a party in an unfamiliar area, and asked the host for directions to their house. It takes you thirty minutes to get there, on...

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ggformula: another option for teaching graphics in R to beginners

September 21, 2017
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ggformula: another option for teaching graphics in R to beginners

A previous entry (http://sas-and-r.blogspot.com/2017/07/options-for-teaching-r-to-beginners.html) describes an approach to teaching graphics in R that also “get students doing powerful things quickly”, as David Robinson suggested. In this guest blog entry, Randall Pruim...

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Comparing Trump and Clinton’s Facebook pages during the US presidential election, 2016

September 21, 2017
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R has a lot of packages for users to analyse posts on social media. As an experiment in this field, I decided to start with the biggest one: Facebook....

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Visualizing the Spanish Contribution to The Metropolitan Museum of Art

September 21, 2017
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Visualizing the Spanish Contribution to The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Well I walk upon the river like it’s easier than land (Love is All, The Tallest Man on Earth) The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides here a dataset with...

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Pandigital Products: Euler Problem 32

September 20, 2017
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Euler Problem 32 returns to pandigital numbers, which are numbers that contain one of each digit. Like so many of the Euler Problems, these numbers serve no practical purpose...

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Report from Mexico City

September 20, 2017
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Report from Mexico City

Editors Note: It has been heartbreaking watching the images from México City. Teresa Ortiz, co-organizer of R-Ladies CDMX reports on efforts of data scientists to help. Our thoughts are...

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Monte Carlo Simulations & the "SimDesign" Package in R

September 20, 2017
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Past posts on this blog have included several relating to Monte Carlo simulation - e.g., see here, here, and here.Recently I came across a great article by Matthew Sigal...

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Answer probability questions with simulation (part-2)

September 20, 2017
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Answer probability questions with simulation (part-2)

This is the second exercise set on answering probability questions with simulation. Finishing the first exercise set is not a prerequisite. The difficulty level is about the same –...

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EARL London 2017 – That’s a wrap!

September 20, 2017
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EARL London 2017 – That’s a wrap!

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Preview: ALTREP promises to bring major performance improvements to R

September 20, 2017
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Changes are coming to the internals of the R engine which promise to improve performance and reduce memory use, with dramatic impacts in some circumstances. The changes were first...

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pinp 0.0.2: Onwards

September 20, 2017
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pinp 0.0.2: Onwards

A first update 0.0.2 of the pinp package arrived on CRAN just a few days after the initial release. We added a new vignette for the package (see below),...

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MLJAR R API

September 20, 2017
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MLJAR R API

Hi! We have added R API for mljar - so you can run sklearn, xgboost, lightGBM, Keras, RGF from one R line :) Please check it on https://github.com/mljar/mljar-api-R

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Major update of D3partitionR: Interactive viz’ of nested data with R and D3.js

September 20, 2017
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Major update of D3partitionR: Interactive viz’ of nested data with R and D3.js

D3partitionR is an R package to visualize interactively nested and hierarchical data using D3.js and HTML widget. These last few weeks I’ve been working on a major D3partitionR update...

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Regression Analysis — What You Should’ve Been Taught But Weren’t, and Were Taught But Shouldn’t Have Been

September 20, 2017
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Regression Analysis — What You Should’ve Been Taught But Weren’t,  and Were Taught But Shouldn’t Have Been

The above title was the title of my talk this evening at our Bay Area R Users Group. I had been asked to talk about my new book, and...

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12 Visualizations to Show a Single Number

September 20, 2017
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12 Visualizations to Show a Single Number

Infographics, dashboards, and reports often need to highlight or visualize a single number. But how do you highlight a single number so that it has an impact and looks...

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Improve the Quality of Data Visualizations Using Redundancy

September 20, 2017
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Improve the Quality of Data Visualizations Using Redundancy

Using multiple visual elements to represent one variable in a chart can increase accuracy and improve readability. This is called adding redundancy or redundant encoding and, if done right, it will...

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From Biology to Industry. A Blogger’s Journey to Data Science.

September 19, 2017
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From Biology to Industry. A Blogger’s Journey to Data Science.

Today, I have given a webinar for the Applied Epidemiology Didactic of the University of Wisconsin - Madison titled “From Biology to Industry. A Blogger’s Journey to Data Science.” I...

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A simstudy update provides an excuse to talk a little bit about latent class regression and the EM algorithm

September 19, 2017
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A simstudy update provides an excuse to talk a little bit about latent class regression and the EM algorithm

I was just going to make a quick announcement to let folks know that I’ve updated the simstudy package to version 0.1.4 (now available on CRAN) to include functions...

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Enterprise-ready dashboards with Shiny and databases

September 19, 2017
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Enterprise-ready dashboards with Shiny and databases

Inside the enterprise, a dashboard is expected to have up-to-the-minute information, to have a fast response time despite the large amount of data that supports it, and to be...

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Hurricane Irma’s rains, visualized with R

September 19, 2017
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The USGS has followed up their visualization of Hurricane Harvey rainfalls with an updated version of the animation, this time showing the rain and flooding from Hurricane Irma in...

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Time Series Analysis in R Part 1: The Time Series Object

September 19, 2017
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Time Series Analysis in R Part 1: The Time Series Object

Many of the methods used in time series analysis and forecasting have been around for quite some time but have taken a back seat to machine learning techniques in...

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Pirating Web Content Responsibly With R

September 19, 2017
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Pirating Web Content Responsibly With R

International Code Talk Like A Pirate Day almost slipped by without me noticing (September has been a crazy busy month), but it popped up in the calendar notifications today...

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Boston EARL speaker announcement: Agenda now available

September 19, 2017
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Boston EARL speaker announcement: Agenda now available

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How to make a line chart with ggplot2

September 19, 2017
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How to make a line chart with ggplot2

Making a line chart in ggplot2 is pretty straightforward, if you know how it works ... The post How to make a line chart with ggplot2 appeared first on SHARP...

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Accessing patent data with the patentsview package

September 19, 2017
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Accessing patent data with the patentsview package

Why care about patents? 1. Patents play a critical role in incentivizing innovation, without which we wouldn't have much of the technology we rely on everyday What does your iPhone, Google's PageRank...

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Talk like a pirate day 2017

September 18, 2017
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Talk like a pirate day 2017

International Talk Like A Pirate Day Q: What has 8 legs, 8 arms and 8 eyes? A: 8 pirates. Avast, ye scurvy scum! Today be September...

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Why I use R for Data Science – An Ode to R

September 18, 2017
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I have written a blog post about why I love R and prefer it to other languages. The post is on my new site, but since it isn’t on...

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