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 Florida: Another #rstats #dataviz! Precip and #flooding from #HurricaneIrma 💧 #opensource code: https://t.co/rpocPQe7zR #openscience pic.twitter.com/rGX1SNiYEM — USGS R Community (@USGS_R) September 15, 2017 This iteration improves the Harvey version by...

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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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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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Automating roxygen2 package documentation

September 18, 2017
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Automating roxygen2 package documentation

Take the mystery out of CRAN level package maintenance - Thinking of creating a new package? Dread the task of function documentation? Afraid to run...

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Recap: Applications of R at EARL London 2017

September 18, 2017
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The fourth EARL London conference took place last week, and once again it was an enjoyable and informative showcase of practical applications of R. Kudos to the team from...

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Datasets for Building a Data Analysis Portfolio

September 18, 2017
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Datasets for Building a Data Analysis Portfolio

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Association of Public Data Users (APDU) Conference. My favorite part of the conference was talking to people... The post Datasets for Building...

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Mapping Fall Foliage with sf

September 18, 2017
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Mapping Fall Foliage with sf

I was socially engineered by @yoniceedee into creating today’s post due to being prodded with this tweet: Where to see the best fall foliage, based on your location: https://t.co/12pQU29ksB...

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Big Data Analytics World Championship (30th September 2017) – Free Entry Code and details

September 18, 2017
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Invitation to the 3rd Big Data Analytics World Championships 2017 We invite members of the R-Bloggers/R-Users community to participate in the 2017 TEXATA Big Data Analytics World Championships (www.texata.com).  You’re Free...

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HR Analytics: Using Machine Learning to Predict Employee Turnover

September 17, 2017
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HR Analytics: Using Machine Learning to Predict Employee Turnover

Employee turnvover (attrition) is a major cost to an organization, and predicting turnover is at the forefront of needs of Human Resources (HR) in many organizations. Until now the...

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Model Non-Negative Numeric Outcomes with Zeros

September 17, 2017
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Model Non-Negative Numeric Outcomes with Zeros

As mentioned in the previous post (https://statcompute.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/model-operational-loss-directly-with-tweedie-glm/), we often need to model non-negative numeric outcomes with zeros in the operational loss model development. Tweedie GLM provides a convenient interface...

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RcppClassic 0.9.7

September 17, 2017
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A rather boring and otherwise uneventful release 0.9.7 of RcppClassic is now at CRAN. This package provides a maintained version of the otherwise deprecated first Rcpp API; no...

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R with remote databases Exercises (Part-2)

September 17, 2017
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R with remote databases Exercises (Part-2)

This is common case when working with data that your source is a remote database. Usual ways to cope this when using R is either to load all the...

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Le Monde puzzle [#1021]

September 17, 2017
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Le Monde puzzle [#1021]

A puzzling Le Monde mathematical puzzle for which I could find no answer in the allotted time!: A most democratic electoral system allows every voter to have at least...

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pinp 0.0.1: pinp is not PNAS

September 16, 2017
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pinp 0.0.1: pinp is not PNAS

A brandnew and very exciting (to us, at least) package called pinp just arrived on CRAN, following a somewhat unnecessarily long passage out of incoming. It is based...

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drat 0.1.3

September 16, 2017
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A new version of drat arrived earlier today on CRAN as another no-human-can-delay-this automatic upgrade directly from the CRAN prechecks. It is mostly a maintenance release ensuring PACKAGES.rds...

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Generalized linear functions (Beginners)

September 16, 2017
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Generalized linear functions (Beginners)

On this set of exercises, we are going to use the lm and glm functions to perform several generalized linear models on one dataset. Since this is a basic...

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7 Alternatives to Word Clouds for Visualizing Long Lists of Data

September 16, 2017
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7 Alternatives to Word Clouds for Visualizing Long Lists of Data

Creating a meaningful visualization from data with long lists can be challenging. While word clouds are often the popular choice, they are not always the best option. This post...

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It’s a FAKE (📦)! Revisiting Trust In FOSS Ecosystems

September 15, 2017
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It’s a FAKE (📦)! Revisiting Trust In FOSS Ecosystems

I’ve blathered about trust before 1 2, but said blatherings were in a “what if” context. Unfortunately, the if has turned into a when, which begged for further blathering...

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Quick #sjPlot status update… #rstats #rstanarm #ggplot2

September 15, 2017
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Quick #sjPlot status update… #rstats #rstanarm #ggplot2

I’m working on the next update of my sjPlot-package, which will get a generic plot_model() method, which plots any kind of regression model, with different plot types being supported...

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Applying machine learning algorithms – exercises

September 15, 2017
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Applying machine learning algorithms – exercises

INTRODUCTION Dear reader, If you are a newbie in the world of machine learning, then this tutorial is exactly what you need in order to introduce yourself to this...

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Time-varying house effects in New Zealand political polls by @ellis2013nz

September 15, 2017
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Time-varying house effects in New Zealand political polls by @ellis2013nz

House effects in state space models of voting intention “House effects” is the term commonly used in models of voting intention to refer to the different statistical biases of different...

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Microsoft R Open 3.4.1 now available

September 15, 2017
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Microsoft R Open (MRO), Microsoft's enhanced distribution of open source R, has been upgraded to version 3.4.1 and is now available for download for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This...

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Le Monde puzzle [#1020]

September 14, 2017
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Le Monde puzzle [#1020]

A collection of liars in this Le Monde mathematical puzzle: A circle of 16 liars and truth-tellers is such that everyone states that their immediate neighbours are both liars....

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Create Chart Templates Using R Functions

September 14, 2017
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R functions can be used to create chart templates, which keep the look and feel of reports consistent. This post gives step by step guide on how to create...

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Working with data frames in SQL Server R Services

September 14, 2017
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Most R users are quite familiar with data frames: the data.frame is the fundamental object type for working with columnar data in R. But for SQL Server users, the...

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