Monthly Archives: October 2011

Introduction to PloTA library in the Systematic Investor Toolbox

October 4, 2011
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Introduction to PloTA library in the Systematic Investor Toolbox

PloTA ( plot + ta ) library in the Systematic Investor Toolbox is a simple plot interface to charting Time Series and Technical Analysis plots. I created it as an alternative to charting functionality in quantmod package. It is designed to mimic default plot interface and works with xts objects. PloTA implements following methods: plota

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Bayesian Computation with R – Albert (2009)

October 4, 2011
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Bayesian Computation with R – Albert (2009)

Title: Bayesian Computation with RAuthor(s): Jim AlbertPublisher/Date: Springer/2009Statistics level: High Programming level: Low Overall recommendation: Recommended Bayesian Computation with R focuses primarily on providing the reader with a basic understanding of Bayesian thinking and the relevant analytic tools included in R. It does not explore either of those areas in detail, though it does hit The post Bayesian...

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Bayesian Computation with R – Albert (2009)

October 4, 2011
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Title: Bayesian Computation with RAuthor(s): Jim AlbertPublisher/Date: Springer/2009Statistics level: High Programming level: Low Overall recommendation: Recommended Bayesian Computation with R focuses primarily on providing the reader with a basic un...

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Simple time series plot using R : Part 2

October 4, 2011
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Simple time series plot using R : Part 2

I would like to share my experience of plotting different time series in the same plot for comparison. As an assignment I had to plot the time series of Infant mortality rate(IMR) along with the SOX emission(sulphur emission) for the past 5 decades in ...

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permute: a package for generating restricted permutations

October 4, 2011
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permute: a package for generating restricted permutations

Multivariate ordination methods are commonly used in ecology to investigate patterns in species composition in space or time. Constrained ordination methods such as redundancy analysis (RDA) and canonical correspondence analysis (CCA) are effectively just multiple regressions, but we lack the … Continue reading →

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Calculating and graphing within-subject confidence intervals for ANOVA

October 4, 2011
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Calculating and graphing within-subject confidence intervals for ANOVA

Psychologists are gradually coming round to the view that it is a good idea to present interval estimates alongside point estimates of statistics. The most common statistic reported in psychology research is almost certainly the mean (strictly...

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Example 9.8: New stuff in SAS 9.3– Bayesian random effects models in Proc MCMC

October 4, 2011
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Example 9.8: New stuff in SAS 9.3– Bayesian random effects models in Proc MCMC

Rounding off our reports on major new developments in SAS 9.3, today we'll talk about proc mcmc and the random statement.Stand-alone packages for fitting very general Bayesian models using Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods have been available for...

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Tutorial on using the rworldmap package

October 4, 2011
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Tutorial on using the  rworldmap package

This blog following up my previous oneattempts to explain how the geo-pie map was created. I do not know how to attach a .rflow file in this blog. What you can do is to copy the following code into Notepad … Continue reading →

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How to show explained variance in a multilevel model

October 3, 2011
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How to show explained variance in a multilevel model

In this post I will show one way to display explained variance using a line chart. There is no default plot for displaying the effect of each factor on deviance of the model, so this is a tentative proposal for my dissertation. The following values were obtained using multilevel models performed in R (thanks for

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Drawing maps using shape files and R

October 3, 2011
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Drawing maps using shape files and R

Sometimes, the only thing we want is a chart that speaks for itself rather than boring regression tables in our research paper. Graphs are efficient at showing the broad picture of an issue. In fact, graphs in research papers seem to be gaining a momentum in political science. If you want a more in-depth discussion about this, you may...

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