Monthly Archives: December 2011

R is not C

December 7, 2011
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I keep trying to write R code like it was C code. It is a habit I’m trying to break myself of. For example, the other day I need to construct a model matrix of 1′s and 0′s in the … Continue reading →

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Call for Proposals for The R Series from Chapman & Hall/CRC

December 7, 2011
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(This is a guest post based on Calver, Rob e-mail to the R-help mailing list) We are delighted to announce that our new series of books on R is up and running, with two books already published and another nine forthcoming (including three set to publish in 2012). We are keen to receive proposals for books covering all aspects of...

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Improved Moving Average Code is available for download!

December 7, 2011
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Improved Moving Average Code is available for download!

Quantitative Finance, Technical Trading & Analysis. Fotis Papailias, Dimitrios Thomakos Fotis Quantitative Finance & Technical Trading Improved Moving Average Code is available for download!Hi everyone, in the last few days we have received great feedback from you. Due to increasing demand we have made a short version of the original code available for personal use. Please let us...

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World Since June 2008

December 6, 2011
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World Since June 2008

For a client meeting, I struggled with how best to illustrate world markets since June 2008.  I used R to produce this, but I’m still not completely satisfied. Anyone have suggestions to improve? From TimelyPortfolio What I thought was inte...

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Using R — Basic error Handing with tryCatch()

December 6, 2011
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The R language definition section on Exception Handling describes a very few basics about exceptions in R but is of little use to anyone trying to write robust code that can recover gracefully in the face of errors. In fact, …   read mo...

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My oh my

December 6, 2011
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My oh my

Noted without comment, visit Biostatistics Ryan Gosling !!! for more gems like the one above.

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Judging panel for Applications of R in Business contest

December 6, 2011
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Now that the final submissions are in for the Applications of R in Business contest, it's time to announce the judging panel who will select the winners for $20,000 in cash prizes from Revolution Analytics. They are: Edd Dumbill, technologist and writer for O'Reilly Media David Menninger, VP & Research Director at Ventana Research Steve Miller, technology writer and...

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Displaying german stock performance with R using ggplot2

December 6, 2011
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Displaying german stock performance with R using ggplot2

I cannot follow stock market developments daily, so I was looking for a quick overview of what had happened in the last week. What would be of interest for me is  “How did German stocks perform over the last 5 days, compared to the last 20 trading days and the last 250 trading days”. R

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An example RNA-Seq Quality Control and Analysis Workflow

December 6, 2011
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I found the slides below on the education page from Bioinformatics & Research Computing at the Whitehead Institute. The first set (PDF) gives an overview of the methods and software available for quality assessment of microarray and RNA-seq experim...

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Visualization of Prosper.com’s Loan Data Part I of II – Compare and Contrast with Lending Club

December 6, 2011
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Visualization of Prosper.com’s Loan Data Part I of II – Compare and Contrast with Lending Club

Due to the positive feedback received on this post I thought I would re-create the analysis on another peer-to-peer lending dataset, courtesy of Prosper.com. You can access the Prosper Marketplace data via an API or by simply downloading XML files that are updated nightly http://www.prosper.com/tools/. If you are going to follow the route I took

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