Growing List vs Growing Queue

November 17, 2018
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### GROWING LIST ### base_lst1

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Benford’s Law for Fraud Detection with an Application to all Brazilian Presidential Elections from 2002 to 2018

November 17, 2018
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Benford’s Law for Fraud Detection with an Application to all Brazilian Presidential Elections from 2002 to 2018

By Gabriel Vasconcelos and Yuri Fonseca The intuition Let us begin with a brief explanation about Benford’s law and why should it work as a fraud detector method. Given...

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Tis the Season to Check your SSL/TLS Cipher List Thrice (RCurl/curl/openssl)

November 17, 2018
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Tis the Season to Check your SSL/TLS Cipher List Thrice (RCurl/curl/openssl)

The libcurl library (the foundational library behind the RCurl and curl packages) has switched to using OpenSSL’s default ciphers since version 7.56.0 (October 4 2017). If you’re a regular...

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Congress Over Time

November 17, 2018
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Congress Over Time

Since the U.S. midterm elections I’ve been playing around with some Congressional Quarterly data about the composition of the House and Senate since 1945. Unfortunately I’m not allowed to...

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A more systematic look at suppressed data by @ellis2013nz

November 17, 2018
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A more systematic look at suppressed data by @ellis2013nz

Last week I blogged about some different ways of dealing with data in a cross tab that has been suppressed as a means of disclosure control, when the count...

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Convert Data Frame to Dictionary List in R

November 16, 2018
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In R, there are a couple ways to convert the column-oriented data frame to a row-oriented dictionary list or alike, e.g. a list of lists. In the code snippet...

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RcppGetconf 0.0.3

November 16, 2018
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A second and minor update for the RcppGetconf package for reading system configuration — not unlike getconf from the libc library — is now on CRAN. Changes are minor....

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Example of Overfitting

November 16, 2018
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I occasionally see queries on various social media as to overfitting — what is it?, etc. I’ll post an example here. (I mentioned it at my talk the other...

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The tidy caret interface in R

November 16, 2018
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The tidy caret interface in R

Among most popular off-the-shelf machine learning packages available to R, caret ought to stand out for its consistency. It reaches out to a wide range of dependencies that deploy and...

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Report from the Enterprise Applications of the R Language conference  

November 16, 2018
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Report from the Enterprise Applications of the R Language conference   

by Mark Niemann-Ross Mango Solutions presented the EARL conference in Seattle this November and I was fortunate enough to have time to attend. During the conference I took notes...

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R-bloggers weekly – top R posts from last week (2018-11-04 till 2018-11-10)

November 16, 2018
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Most liked R posts from last week, sorted based on the number of likes they got on twitter, enjoy: New R Cheatsheet: Data Science Workflow with R (295 likes)...

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Using a genetic algorithm for the hyperparameter optimization of a SARIMA model

November 15, 2018
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Using a genetic algorithm for the hyperparameter optimization of a SARIMA model

Introduction In this blog post, I’ll use the data that I cleaned in a previous blog post, which you can download here. If you want to follow along, download the monthly data. In...

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In case you missed it: October 2018 roundup

November 15, 2018
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from October of particular interest to R users. Peter Provost ports some 80's-era BASIC programs for kids to R. In...

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Quoting in R

November 15, 2018
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Many R users appear to be big fans of "code capturing" or "non standard evaluation" (NSE) interfaces. In this note we will discuss quoting and non-quoting interfaces in R....

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A deep dive into glmnet: standardize

November 15, 2018
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A deep dive into glmnet: standardize

I’m writing a series of posts on various function options of the glmnet function (from the package of the same name), hoping to give more detail and insight beyond...

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Gold-Mining Week 11 (2018)

November 15, 2018
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Week 11 Gold Mining and Fantasy Football Projection Roundup now available. Go get that free agent gold! The post Gold-Mining Week 11 (2018) appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Make Beautiful Tables with the Formattable Package

November 15, 2018
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Make Beautiful Tables with the Formattable Package

I love the formattable package, but I always struggle to remember its syntax. A quick Google search reveals that I’m not alone in this struggle....

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Rcpp now used by 1500 CRAN packages

November 15, 2018
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Rcpp now used by 1500 CRAN packages

Right now Rcpp stands at 1500 reverse-dependencies on CRAN. The graph is on the left depicts the growth of Rcpp usage (as measured by Depends, Imports and LinkingTo,...

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Discourse Network Analysis: Undertaking Literature Reviews in R

November 14, 2018
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Discourse Network Analysis: Undertaking Literature Reviews in R

Literature reviews are the cornerstone of science. Keeping abreast of developments within any given field of enquiry has become increasingly difficult given the enormous amounts of new research. Databases...

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Searching for the optimal hyper-parameters of an ARIMA model in parallel: the tidy gridsearch approach

November 14, 2018
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Searching for the optimal hyper-parameters of an ARIMA model in parallel: the tidy gridsearch approach

Introduction In this blog post, I’ll use the data that I cleaned in a previous blog post, which you can download here. If you want to follow along, download the monthly data. In the...

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More on Bias Corrected Standard Deviation Estimates

November 14, 2018
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More on Bias Corrected Standard Deviation Estimates

This note is just a quick follow-up to our last note on correcting the bias in estimated standard deviations for binomial experiments. For normal deviates there is, of course,...

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More Sandwiches, Anyone?

November 14, 2018
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Consider this my Good Deed for the Day!A re-tweet from a colleague whom I follow on Twitter brought an important paper to my attention. I thought I'd share it...

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Use GitHub Vulnerability Alerts to Keep Users of Your R Packages Safe

November 14, 2018
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Use GitHub Vulnerability Alerts to Keep Users of Your R Packages Safe

Despite their now inherent evil status, GitHub has some tools other repository aggregators do not. One such tool is the free vulnerability alert service which will scan repositories for...

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anytime 0.3.3

November 14, 2018
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A new minor clean-up release of the anytime package arrived on CRAN overnight. This is the fourteenth release, and follows the 0.3.2 release a good week ago. anytime is...

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Gazing into the Abyss of P-Hacking: HARKing vs. Optional Stopping

November 14, 2018
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Gazing into the Abyss of P-Hacking: HARKing vs. Optional Stopping

by Angelika Stefan & Felix Schönbrodt Almost all researchers have experienced the tingling feeling of suspense that arises right before they take a look at long-awaited data: Will they...

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Windows Clipboard Access with R

November 13, 2018
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Windows Clipboard Access with R

The windows clipboard is a quick way to get data in and out of R. How can we exploit this feature to accomplish our basic data exploration needs and...

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R plus Magento 2 REST API revisited: part 2 – filtered search

November 13, 2018
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R plus Magento 2 REST API revisited: part 2 – filtered search

In previous post I wrote about how to set connection with Magento 2 REST API from R and make queries to universal search. Now let’s see how  use filtered...

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A Mathematician’s Perspective on Topological Data Analysis and R

November 13, 2018
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A Mathematician’s Perspective on Topological Data Analysis and R

A few years ago, when I first became aware of Topological Data Analysis (TDA), I was really excited by the possibility that the elegant theorems of Algebraic Topology could...

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Rdew Valley: Optimizing Farming with R

November 13, 2018
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Rdew Valley: Optimizing Farming with R

I recently picked up a copy of my favorite game Stardew Valley again. If you don’t know the game, I can highly recommend it! You inherit a pixel farm and you...

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