February 2010

Python in Sweave document

February 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

Lately I have been using a lot of Python for signal processing and I quite like SciPy. However, I have been missing something like Sweave, which is great literate programming environment for R. Today I managed to look a bit more into it and found this hack on how to ... [Read more...]

Rcpp 0.7.5

February 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

pre{ border: 1px solid black; font-size: x-small ; } Dirk released Rcpp 0.7.5 yesterday The main thing is the smarter wrap function that now uses techniques of type traits and template meta-programming to have a compile time guess at whether a... [Read more...]

Spatial Analytics in R Video

February 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

The video from John Myles White’s outstanding introductory talk on spatial analysis with R to the NYC R Statistical Meetup is now available in the R video repository, and is also embedded after the jump. I would like to thank John for this fantastic talk, and for those interested ... [Read more...]

Registration open for R/Finance 2010

February 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Registrations are now open for the R/Finance 2010 conference, to be help April 16-17 in Chicago. Last year's meeting was a great success, and this year's looks to be just as good, with some great keynotes lined up: Analysis of Integrated and Co-integrated Time Series with R (Bernhard Pfaff) Leverage ... [Read more...]

Classification for stock directional prediction

February 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

The neural network tutorial focused on a type of method known as regression. The other common method utilized in machine learning is called classification. The two approaches are somewhat similar in that they identify the best possible curve to learn...
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Regression Modeling Strategies Course by Frank Harrell

February 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Frank Harrell is teaching his 3-session short course on regression modeling strategies using R here at Vanderbilt next month. Frank is a professor and chair of the Vanderbilt Biostatistics Department, and the author of several massively popular R libra... [Read more...]

R Tutorial Series: Basic Polynomial Regression

February 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Often times, a scatterplot reveals a pattern that seems not so linear. Polynomial regression can be used to explore a predictor at different levels of curvilinearity. This tutorial will demonstrate how polynomial regression can be used in a hierarchical fashion to best represent a dataset in R.Tutorial FilesBefore we ... [Read more...]

Updated R code for Bayesian Core

February 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Simply to mention a minor change made in the prog4.R code for Bayesian Core. Nothing life-threatening, mind you!, just a term replacing a term… Filed under: Books, R, Statistics Tagged: Bayesian Core, R, R code, typo
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Updated Tactical Asset Allocation Results

February 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

In November, I used the strategy in Mebane Faber's Tactical Asset Allocation paper to provide an introduction to blotter. Faber has updated the strategy's results through the end of 2009. For those interested, he expands on the paper in his book, The...
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Consumption and Shopping as an Event

February 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

This is an recent project about consumption and the categorization of consumers. The whole survey you can explore on: http://www.geographie.uni-erlangen.de/projects/konsum/ (german!). For the evaluation, R was used. “Der Verhaltensraum des Konsumenten – The Space of Consumer Behaviour” The Space shows the consumer in the center ... [Read more...]

Time-Space Analysis with R

February 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Beside the visualisation of TimeSpace Tracks, I’m trying to find a way to analyze GPX-Tracks with statistical software. This are the first results with R (The R Project for Statistical Computing):   ^This graph is a result of the analysis with the package trip (Spatial analysis of animal track data). ... [Read more...]

R / Finance 2010 Open for Registration

February 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

The annoucement below went out to R-SIG-Finance earlier today. For information is as usual the the R / Finance 2010 page: Now open for registrations: R / Finance 2010: Applied Finance with R April 16 and 17, 2010 Chicago, IL, USA The second annu... [Read more...]

[Event] R / Finance 2010: Applied Finance with R

February 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

One of the greatest event on R is under way… R / Finance 2010: Applied Finance with R April 16 & 17, Chicago, IL, US The second annual R / Finance conference for applied finance using R, the premier free software system for statistical computation and graphics, will be held this spring in Chicago, IL, USA ...
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R/Finance 2010: Registration Open

February 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

As posted by Dirk Eddelbuettel on R-SIG-Finance: R / Finance 2010: Applied Finance with R April 16 & 17, Chicago, IL, US The second annual R / Finance conference for applied finance using R, the premier free software system for statistical comput...
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Because it’s Friday: Evolution in song

February 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

With thanks to my favourite science blog Bad Astronomy, the late great Carl Sagan sings again, this time on the topic of evolution. He's joined by autotuned Richard David Attenborough and Jane Goodall. Great stuff. Bad Astronomy: The Unbroken Thread [Read more...]
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