After the creation of ADAM: smooth v3.1.0

February 28, 2021 | Ivan Svetunkov

Since the previous post on “The Creation of ADAM“, I had difficulties finding time to code anything, but I still managed to fix some bugs, implement a couple of features and make changes, important enough to call the next version of package smooth “3.1.0”. Here is what’s new: A new ... [Read more...]

Os Mutantes: an implausible naming system for SARS-CoV-2 mutants

February 27, 2021 | quantixed

The scientific response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been astounding. Aside from efforts to generate vaccines, the genomic surveillance of the virus has been truly remarkable. For example, the nextstrain project has sequence many SARS-CoV-2 genomes. In fact, the rapid identification of multiple new strains and mutations by diverse groups ...
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Nothing but (neural) net

February 25, 2021 | R on OSM

We start a new series on neural networks and deep learning. Neural networks and their use in finance are not new. But are still only a fraction of the research output. A recent Google scholar search found only 6% of the articles on stock price price forecasting discussed neural networks.1 Artificial ...
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more, please!

February 25, 2021 | xi'an

As The Riddler proposed for several weeks a CrossProduct™ puzzle when 3 x n one-digit integers have to be deduced from their rowwise and columnwise products, I attempted at writing an R solver by applying a few basic rules repeatedly, which worked for the first two puzzles, if not for the ...
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Kelly Thorp Betting

February 25, 2021 | jmount

I demonstrate a Kelly/Thorp betting system for the simple card game of guessing if the next card from a standard deck is red or black. I have a video of the play here. And a derivation of the betting strategy is here. [Read more...]

5 Reasons You Should Learn Shiny

February 24, 2021 | Business Science

👉 Sign Up For More Blog Articles 👈 Many data scientists struggle with distributing their work. However, you can make that a problem of the past thanks to Shiny. The Shiny app is gold for Data Scientists. Here are five reasons you ...
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Benstats Talks #1: A presentation on CNNS

February 24, 2021 | Benjamin Smith

Its been a while since I last posted anything on my blog, so I thought I would share an update. Recently, I had the opportunity to present for my midterm examination a deep learning framework of my choosing. I chose to give a talk on (you guessed it!) convolutional neural ...
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Excess Deaths February Update

February 24, 2021 | R on

The CDC continues to update its counts of deaths by cause for 2020 as data comes in from the jurisdictions that report to it. The data are by now fairly complete, though there are still significant gaps in several states due to delayed reporting. North Carolina, in particular, has yet to ...
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