The Learning Platform for Data-Driven Companies

September 17, 2019
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The Learning Platform for Data-Driven Companies

The nature of work today requires continuous learning and the ability to respond appropriately to new information—including an increasing abundance of data. Companies must ensure that their employees are data fluent—those that do outperform their ...

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Retrieving google drive item shares and permissions (in R)

September 17, 2019
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Google drive is a great tool, specifically we’ve been using “G Suite” (the equivalent of google drive but for businesses), for a long time. Lately I noticed it’s missing...

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Obtaining tokens with AzureAuth inside a Shiny app

September 17, 2019
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by Hong Ooi, senior data scientist, Microsoft Azure As of version 1.2.0 (released to CRAN late last month), it’s possible to use the AzureAuth package to login interactively to...

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Hindi and Other Languages in India based on 2001 census

September 16, 2019
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Hindi and Other Languages in India based on 2001 census

India is the world’s largest Democracy and as it goes, also a highly diverse place. This is my attempt to see how “Hindi” and other languages are spoken in...

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citecorp: working with open citations

citecorp is a new (hit CRAN in late August) R package for working with data from the OpenCitations Corpus (OCC). OpenCitations, run by David Shotton and Silvio Peroni, houses the OCC, an...

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Easyalluvial 0.2.1 released

September 16, 2019
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Easyalluvial 0.2.1 released

easyalluvial allows you to build exploratory alluvial plots (sankey diagrams) with a single line of code while automatically binning numerical variables. This releas 0.2.1 ensures tidyr 1.0.0 compatibility and...

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Simulating an open cohort stepped-wedge trial

September 16, 2019
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Simulating an open cohort stepped-wedge trial

In a current multi-site study, we are using a stepped-wedge design to evaluate whether improved training and protocols can reduce prescriptions of anti-psychotic medication for home hospice care patients...

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Business AI for SMB’s: A Management Take On The Challenges of Leveraging Data and AI for Sales Growth and Enhancing the Customer Experience (CX)

Business AI for SMB’s: A Management Take On The Challenges of Leveraging Data and AI for Sales Growth and Enhancing the Customer Experience (CX)

The modern business world is captivated by data science and analytics. It seems like in almost every enterprise there is talk of needing to bulk up the data science...

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Feature-based time series analysis

September 15, 2019
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Feature-based time series analysis

In my last post, I showed how the feasts package can be used to produce various time series graphics. The feasts package also includes functions for computing FEatures And Statistics...

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Practical Data Science with R update

September 15, 2019
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Just got the following note from a new reader: Thank you for writing Practical Data Science with R. It’s challenging for me, but I am learning a lot by...

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Le Monde puzzle [#1110]

September 15, 2019
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Le Monde puzzle [#1110]

A low-key sorting problem as Le Monde current mathematical puzzle: If the numbers from 1 to 67 are randomly permuted and if the sorting algorithm consists in picking a...

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pinp 0.0.9: Real Fix and Polish

September 15, 2019
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pinp 0.0.9: Real Fix and Polish

Another pinp package release! pinp allows for snazzier one or two column Markdown-based pdf vignettes, and is now used by a few packages. A screenshot of the package...

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Develop Performance Benchmark with GRNN

September 14, 2019
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Develop Performance Benchmark with GRNN

It has been mentioned in https://github.com/statcompute/GRnnet that GRNN is an ideal approach employed to develop performance benchmarks for a variety of risk models. People might wonder what the purpose...

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September 14, 2019
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Twitter “Account Analysis” in R

September 14, 2019
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Twitter “Account Analysis” in R

This past week @propublica linked to a really spiffy resource for getting an overview of a Twitter user’s profile and activity called accountanalysis. It has a beautiful interface that...

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RSwitch 1.5.0 Release Now Also Corrals RStudio Server Connections

September 14, 2019
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RSwitch 1.5.0 Release Now Also Corrals RStudio Server Connections

RSwitch is a macOS menubar application that works on macOS 10.14+ and provides handy shortcuts for developing with R on macOS. Version 1.5.0 brings a reorganized menu system and...

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September 2019 Democratic Debates Added to {ggchicklet}

September 14, 2019
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September 2019 Democratic Debates Added to {ggchicklet}

The latest round of the 2020 Democratic debates is over and the data from all the 2019 editions of the debates have been added to {ggchicklet}. The structure of...

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ttdo 0.0.3: New package

September 13, 2019
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ttdo 0.0.3: New package

A new package of mine arrived on CRAN yesterday, having been uploaded a few days prior on the weekend. It extends the most excellent (and very minimal /...

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Tell Me a Story: How to Generate Textual Explanations for Predictive Models

September 13, 2019
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Tell Me a Story: How to Generate Textual Explanations for Predictive Models

TL;DR: If you are going to explain predictions for a black box model you should combine statistical charts with natural language descriptions. This combination is more powerful than SHAP/LIME/PDP/Break...

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NIMBLE short course at Bayes Comp 2020 conference

September 13, 2019
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NIMBLE short course at Bayes Comp 2020 conference

We’ll be giving a short course on NIMBLE on January 7, 2020 at the Bayes Comp 2020 conference being held January 7-10 in Gainesville, Florida, USA. Bayes Comp is...

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Initializing an empty list

September 13, 2019
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Problem How do I initialize an empty list for use in a for-loop or function? Context Sometimes I’m writing a for-loop (I know, I know, don’t use for-loops, but...

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Curiosity + Data + Customer Segmentation = Goodies

September 13, 2019
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Curiosity + Data + Customer Segmentation = Goodies

TL; DR  I used a Kaggle database to show you how to separate your customers into distinct groups based on their purchase behavior.  With this method, store managers can...

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#FunDataFriday – The magick package in R

September 13, 2019
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#FunDataFriday – The magick package in R

The magick package allows us to super easily work with images and animations in R!

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Reproducing the kidney cancer example from BDA

September 13, 2019
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Reproducing the kidney cancer example from BDA

This is an attempt at reproducing the analysis of Section 2.7 of Bayesian Data Analysis, 3rd edition (Gelman et al.), on kidney cancer rates in the USA in the...

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Getting on the meet-up bandwagon – our first meet up event

September 12, 2019
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Getting on the meet-up bandwagon – our first meet up event

My company Draper and Dash have tasked me with organising a wider meet-up event for anyone who is interested in AI / ML in healthcare. This wider working group...

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Regex Problem? Here’s an R package that will write Regex for you

September 12, 2019
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REGEX is that thing that scares everyone almost all the time. Hence, finding some alternative is always very helpful and peaceful too. Here’s a nice R package thst helps...

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Laguerre-Samuelson Inequality

September 12, 2019
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Chebychev’s Theorem gives bounds on how spread out a probability distribution can be from the mean, in terms of the standard deviation. More precisely, if \(X\) is a random...

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Fitting ‘complex’ mixed models with ‘nlme’: Example #2

A repeated split-plot experiment with heteroscedastic errors Let’s imagine a field experiment, where different genotypes of khorasan wheat are to be compared under different nitrogen (N) fertilisation systems. Genotypes require...

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Social Network Visualization with R

September 12, 2019
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Social Network Visualization with R

In this month’s we are going to look at data analysis and visualization of social networks using R programming. Friendster Networks Mapping Friendster was a yesteryear social media network,...

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