easyMTS: My First R Package (Story, and Results)

October 12, 2019
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This weekend I decided to create my first R package… it’s here! https://github.com/NicoleRadziwill/easyMTS Although I’ve been using R for 15 years, developing a package has been the one thing slightly out of reach for me. Now that I’ve been through the process once, with a package that’s not completely done (but at least has a firm foundation, and is...

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easyMTS R Package: Quick Solver for Mahalanobis-Taguchi System (MTS)

October 12, 2019
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A new R package in development. Please cite if you use it. The post easyMTS R Package: Quick Solver for Mahalanobis-Taguchi System (MTS) appeared first on Quality and Innovation.

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Hyper-Parameter Optimization of General Regression Neural Networks

October 12, 2019
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Hyper-Parameter Optimization of General Regression Neural Networks

A major advantage of General Regression Neural Networks (GRNN) over other types of neural networks is that there is only a single hyper-parameter, namely the sigma. In the previous...

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Discover Offensive Programming

October 12, 2019
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Discover Offensive Programming

Package wyz.code.offensiveProgramming version 1.1.12 is available on CRAN. If you are interested in reducing time and efforts to implement and debug R code, to generate R documentation, to generate test...

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A Shiny Intro Survey to an Open Science Course

A Shiny Intro Survey to an Open Science Course

Last week, we started a new course titled “Statistical Programming and Open Science Methods”. It is being offered under the research program of TRR 266 “Accounting for Transparency” and enables students to...

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Cluster multiple time series using K-means

Cluster multiple time series using K-means

I have been recently confronted to the issue of finding similarities among time-series and though about using k-means to cluster them. To illustrate the method, I’ll be using data from...

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GitHub Streak: Round Six

October 12, 2019
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GitHub Streak: Round Six

Five ago I referenced the Seinfeld Streak used in an earlier post of regular updates to to the Rcpp Gallery: This is sometimes called Jerry Seinfeld’s secret to productivity:...

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Using Spark from R for performance with arbitrary code – Part 3 – Using R to construct SQL queries and let Spark execute them

October 12, 2019
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Using Spark from R for performance with arbitrary code – Part 3 – Using R to construct SQL queries and let Spark execute them

Introduction In the previous part of this series, we looked at writing R functions that can be executed directly by Spark without serialization overhead with a focus on writing functions...

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Loading packages efficiently

October 11, 2019
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Loading packages efficiently

Problem Especially in a project with many different scripts, it can be challenging to keep track of all the packages you need to load. It’s also easy to lose...

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Opioid prescribing habits in Texas

October 11, 2019
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Opioid prescribing habits in Texas

A paper I worked on was just published in a medical journal. This is quite an odd thing for me to be able to say, given my academic background...

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Help support GetDFPData

October 11, 2019
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The shiny version of GetDFPData is currently hosted in a private server at DigitalOcean. A problem with the basic (5 USD) server I was using is with the low...

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Explaining Predictions: Boosted Trees Post-hoc Analysis (Xgboost)

October 11, 2019
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Explaining Predictions: Boosted Trees Post-hoc Analysis (Xgboost)

Recap We’ve covered various approaches in explaining model predictions globally. Today we will learn about another model specific post hoc analysis. We will learn to understand the workings of gradient...

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if ifelse() had more if’s

October 11, 2019
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if ifelse() had more if’s

Problem The ifelse() function only allows for one “if” statement, two cases. You could add nested “if” statements, but that’s just a pain, especially if the 3+ conditions you...

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#FunDataFriday – gTrendsR

October 11, 2019
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#FunDataFriday – gTrendsR

The gtrendsR package is an R package that can be used to programmatically gather and display Google trend information.

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issuer: Local issue tracking, no net required

October 10, 2019
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The goal of issuer is to provide a simple issue tracker, hosted on your local file system, for those users who don’t want to or are disallowed from using...

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Gosset part 2: small sample statistics

October 10, 2019
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Gosset part 2: small sample statistics

Simulation was the key to to achieve world beer dominance. ‘Scientific’ Brewing at scale in the early 1900s Beer bottles cheers This post is an explainer about the small sample experiments performed...

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Back in the GSSR

October 10, 2019
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The General Social Survey, or GSS, is one of the cornerstones of American social science and one of the most-analyzed datasets in Sociology. It is routinely used in research,...

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Gold-Mining Week 6 (2019)

October 10, 2019
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Week 6 Gold Mining and Fantasy Football Projection Roundup now available. The post Gold-Mining Week 6 (2019) appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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microbenchmark_1.4-7 on CRAN

October 10, 2019
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I pushed an updated microbenchmark to CRAN a couple weeks ago. There were two noteworthy changes, thanks to great contributions from @MichaelChirico and @harvey131.Michael fixed a bug in the check for...

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RcppArmadillo 0.9.800.1.0

October 9, 2019
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RcppArmadillo 0.9.800.1.0

Another month, another Armadillo upstream release! Hence a new RcppArmadillo release arrived on CRAN earlier today, and was just shipped to Debian as well. It brings a faster...

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Twitter data analysis in R

October 9, 2019
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Twitter data analysis in R

In many regards, this post will be very different from previous entries. While the focus is the usual R-based statistical analysis, data collection is also discussed in depth and...

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Mediation, confounding, and measurement error

October 9, 2019
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Mediation, confounding, and measurement error

Mediation might be the ultimate example of how a method continues to be used despite a vast number of papers and textbooks describing the extremely strong assumptions required to...

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rBokeh – Tipps and Tricks with JavaScript and beyond!

October 9, 2019
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rBokeh – Tipps and Tricks with JavaScript and beyond!

rBokeh is an interactive plotting library. It has the capability to extend its features with customized JavaScript code. I show the most important aspects, guide through an example, and...

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Building Interactive World Maps in Shiny

October 8, 2019
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Building Interactive World Maps in Shiny

Florianne Verkroost is a PhD candidate at Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. With a passion for data science and a background in mathematics and econometrics. She applies...

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cran checks API: an update

cran checks API: an update

If you have an R package on CRAN, you probably know about CRAN checks. Each package on CRAN, that is not archived on CRAN1, has a checks page, like...

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Simple Tabulations Made Simple

October 8, 2019
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The {tabit} package This is a blog post announcing the brand new micro package {tabit} that just made it to CRAN. 🙌 Thanks to all CRAN people 🙌 Motivation {tabit} is a package...

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Wikipedia Page View Statistics Late 2007 and Beyond

October 8, 2019
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The {wikipediatrend} package This blog post covers the major release of the {wikipediatrend} package - namely version 2.1.4. ❤ Thanks to all CRAN people ❤ The History Introduction {wikipediatrend} dates back to late 2014....

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Part II: Deploying a Dash Application to Operationalize Machine Learning Models

October 8, 2019
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Part II: Deploying a Dash Application to Operationalize Machine Learning Models

Note: This guide is intended for use with version 3.3 of Plotly On-Premise. In Part I of the tutorial, we created and configured an Azure VM. We then installed...

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`MCMCvis` 0.13.1 – HPD intervals, multimodel visualization, and more!

October 8, 2019
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`MCMCvis` 0.13.1 – HPD intervals, multimodel visualization, and more!

MCMCvis version 0.13.1 is now on CRAN, complete with new features for summarizing and visualizing MCMC output. See HERE and HERE for posts that cover general package features. Highlights...

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