Monthly Archives: March 2011

Investing with the Odds

March 2, 2011
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Investing with the Odds

In this previous post, I showed that a look at the correlations in the daily returns of S&P 500 should have lead to a very profitable investing strategy. I also promised to show the results of this strategy in the 80s, but I am not going to do that, because MarketSci has done so in

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Calling R from JasperReports Server

March 2, 2011
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Revolution Analytics today announced a partnership with Jaspersoft, the makers of the most widely-used business intelligence software in the world. With this partnership, Revolution R and Jaspersoft software work together to bring the power of analytics coded in R to business users working with Business Intelligence (BI) dashboards and reports. If you're a Jaspersoft or R developer and would...

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Rcpp at Geneva-R

March 2, 2011
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I'll present Rcpp at the inaugural Geneva-R meeting. Geneva-R is an informal gathering of R enthusiasts sponsored by Mango Solutions, that builds on the success of London-R, where I presented twice, and Basel-R

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Anova – Type I/II/III SS explained

March 2, 2011
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Anova – Type I/II/III SS explained

Not my post, just bookmarking this. It’s from http://goanna.cs.rmit.edu.au/~fscholer/anova.php ANOVA (and R) The ANOVA Controversy ANOVA is a statistical process for analysing the amount of variance that is contributed to a sample by different factors. It was initially derived by R. A. Fisher in 1925, for the case of balanced data (equal numbers of observations

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The easiest way to get UTR sequence

March 2, 2011
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I just figure out the way to query UTR sequence from ensembl by biomart tool. It is very simple compare with using bioperl to parse gbk file to extract UTR sequence. Read More: 232 Words Totally

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Bootstrapping the Truncated Normal Distribution

March 2, 2011
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Bootstrapping the Truncated Normal Distribution

Here’s a post generated from my own ignorance of statistics (as opposed to just being marred by it)! In Labor Economics we walked through something called the truncated normal distribution. Truncated distributions come up a lot in the sciences because … Continue reading →

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Review of R Graphs Cookbook

March 1, 2011
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The kind people at Packt Publishing recently asked me to review one of their newest R books: the R Graphs Cookbook. In general, I think pretty highly of the book: it provides a nice overview of the basic tools for visualizing data in R. If you’re just getting started with creating graphs in R, this

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Why learn R?

March 1, 2011
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Why learn R?

I'm introducing R to a few colleagues this week and want to share why learning a software like R is important... Here are a few articles that explain it well... Other reasons?Importance of data science- Couple years ago Google's Chief Economist Hal Var...

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MARCH 16 UPDATE: My email scraping has become surprisingly…

March 1, 2011
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MARCH 16 UPDATE: My email scraping has become surprisingly…

MARCH 16 UPDATE: My email scraping has become surprisingly controversial, so I’ve taken down the code and other plots for now. Ironically, I’ve also updated the plot. I studied the emails sent to my dorm’s email list and drew some plots. A little context should be enough for you to follow them. Risley Hall is an arts-themed dorm...

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Extracting sea surface temperatures from NOAA’s OISSTv2

March 1, 2011
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NOAA’s Physical Sciences Division produces a global map of weekly averaged sea surface temperatures, derived from satellite sources. The data can be found at http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/gridded/data.noaa.oisst.v2.html. I’ve put togeth...

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