Monthly Archives: April 2011

Gartner: Revolution Analytics a "Cool Vendor" for BI

April 29, 2011
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Leading analyst firm Gartner has just published its "Cool Vendors in Analytics and Business Intelligence" report for 2011 (download it here if you have a Gartner subscription). In the report, Revolution Analytics is named a Gartner Cool Vendor, and recognizes the company as "innovative, impactful and intriguing": Driven in part by the rise of big data, business intelligence (BI)...

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RStudio is good for you

April 29, 2011
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RStudio is good for you

I was recently introduced to RStudio, a new integrated development environment for R, it is just amazing! It is free, and open, compatible with PC/Mac/Linux OSs. You can also choose to run it in the cloud, and access it from your favorite web browser. As you can see, the window divides into four in a

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Example 8.36: Quadratic equation with real roots

April 29, 2011
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Example 8.36: Quadratic equation with real roots

We often simulate data in SAS or R to confirm analytical results. For example, consider the following problem from the excellent text by Rice:Let U1, U2, and U3 be independent random variables uniform on . What is the probability that the roots...

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Slides from Rcpp workshop / master class yesterday

April 29, 2011
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Romain and I just posted our slides from yesterday's Rcpp workshop and class (preceding the now-ongoing R/Finance conference). You can access the slides via my presentation page, or directly from here as Part 1 (Introduction), Part 2 (Details), Part ...

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Forming Formulas

April 29, 2011
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Forming Formulas

One of the first functions a new R user learns how to use is the lm() command, which involves stating the model formula.lm(y~x1+x2, data=mydata)After a while, this just becomes a natural way to say "I want a regression of y on x1 and x2 using mydata." ...

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ggplot2 – First impressions

April 29, 2011
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I was reading various R blogs and saw very nice looking plots created with ggplot2 package. Especially this blog was useful because of link to a very interesting book about ggplot2. I want to display and update the latest co-integrated pairs every day ...

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Easy way to get yield curve : what you need is only "FRBData" package !

April 28, 2011
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Easy way to get yield curve : what you need is only "FRBData" package !

I made FRBData package and registerd it on CRAN.This package allow you to download financial data from FRB's website.This website provide many economical data such as consumer credit, money stock.This article show you how to use this package.(But, it has only a function about interest rate now. I will create other functions to download other macro-economical data in next version.) First,...

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Processing nested lists

April 28, 2011
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Processing nested lists

So perhaps you have all figured this out already, but I was excited to figure out how to finally neatly get all the data frames, lists, vectors, etc. out of a nested list. It is as easy as nesting calls to the apply family of functions, in the case bel...

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Slightly Different Use of Ralph Vince’s Leverage Space Trading Model

April 28, 2011
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Slightly Different Use of Ralph Vince’s Leverage Space Trading Model

In honor of the press release Dow Jones Indexes To Develop, Co-Brand Index Family With LSP Partners two days ago, I thought I would show another slightly different use of Ralph Vince’s The Leverage Space Trading Model. Using the R LSPM package, we c...

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Fit Sigmoid Curve with Confidence Intervals

April 28, 2011
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Fit Sigmoid Curve with Confidence Intervals

Sigmoid curve fitting for transpiration measurements from porometer at different water potentials (pressure):Read more »

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