Monthly Archives: May 2010

Basket Option Pricing: Step by Step

May 8, 2010
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Basket Option Pricing: Step by Step

I find options fascinating because they deal with the abstract ideas of volatility and correlation, both of which are unobservable and can often seem like wild animal spirits (take the current stock market as an example). Understanding these subtle concepts is never easy, but it is essential in pricing some of the more exotic

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Initial Post

May 8, 2010
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Initial Post

As a web application and database developer who has spent most of my time in the world Java, Ruby, Python and SQL, the R language has some unfamiliar functionality.This blog will be comprised of tips and tricks for making charts with the R language.

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Connecting R and Python

May 7, 2010
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There are a few ways to do this, but the only one that worked for me was to use Rserve and rconnect. In R, do this: 1 2 3 install.packages("Rserve") library(Rserve) Rserve(debug = FALSE, port=6311, args=NULL) Then you can connect in Python very easily. Here is a test in Python: 1 2 rcmd = pyRserve.rconnect(host='localhost', port=6311) print(rcmd('rnorm(100)'))

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Revolution’s 2010 roadmap

May 7, 2010
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As part of all the news from yesterday, we also announced our vision and roadmap for the Revolution R product line for 2010. You can see a short summary of our vision in this two-minute video, or see more details in the roadmap whitepaper available for download. But here's a quick overview of our plans: First, we intend to...

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Knowing whether a time-series has been differenced appropriately in order to make it stationary

May 7, 2010
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Hello everybody,Today I would like to make you learn a simple method (and of-course using R) how to identify whether a time-series has been differenced appropriately while making it stationary.Suppose, you have made a series stationary by differencing it, now in order to know whether it is neither over nor under differenced subject the current series against next level...

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A new site for the R community: inside-R.org

May 6, 2010
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A new site for the R community: inside-R.org

We've just launched a beta/preview of a new website for the R community, inside-R.org. The site is sponsored by Revolution Analytics (who funded its development and maintenance), but it's designed for anyone who uses or has in an interest in the R Project generally. So, you might ask, why another community site for R, when there's already several R...

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Bayes vs. SAS

May 6, 2010
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Bayes vs. SAS

Glancing perchance at the back of my Amstat News, I was intrigued by the SAS advertisement Bayesian Methods Specify Bayesian analysis for ANOVA, logistic regression, Poisson regression, accelerated failure time models and Cox regression through the GENMOD, LIFEREG and PHREG procedures. Analyze a wider variety of models with the MCMC procedure, a general purpose Bayesian

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R: choose file dialog box

May 6, 2010
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Needed this one recently, it pops up a window to pick a file to be used by r, then reads the contents into myData: myFile

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How I came to R

May 6, 2010
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J. D. Long will be giving an introduction to R - how he got into it when doing data analysis and what drew him to use it instead of complicated excel models.

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Revolution R Enterprise now free to academics

May 6, 2010
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Unlike Revolution R Community which is 100% free to everyone, our commercial-grade Revolution R Enterprise distribution bundles R with proprietary components from our development team, which are normally available only to paying subscribers. (Those subscriptions are the way we get income to keep the company going.) Those components include our full ParallelR libraries for parallel programming, enhanced for 64-bit...

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