Monthly Archives: March 2012

UPDATE: Install R 2.14.2 or R 2.15 in Debian Squeeze

March 29, 2012
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Since not so long, I upgraded  the version of R that is included in the Debian repositories (2.11.1 in Squeeze) and I was very happy with it since 2010. But there was some packages that I could not install and then, I decided to upgrade R despite ...

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See how Deloitte uses R for actuarial analysis

March 29, 2012
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Many thanks to Jim Guszcza (Predictive Analytics lead at Deloitte Consulting and Assistant Professor at UW-Madison) who gave a great webinar presentation yesterday on actuarial analysis with R. Jim's demo (starting at the 20 minute mark in the video replay below) is a great way to get a sense of how R is used for exploratory data analysis and...

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Dividing the Sample Set in two (Validation & Training)

March 29, 2012
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Dividing the Sample Set in two (Validation & Training)

We have in the Demo sample set “66” samples.  In this post we´ll see one way to divide the set in two parts: one for “Validation” and another for Training or Calibration.The selection will be random. And we are going to use the command:

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Functional regression, INLA, and how to build the World’s Slowest Fourier Transform

March 29, 2012
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Functional regression, INLA, and how to build the World’s Slowest Fourier Transform

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Psychotherapies PubMed battle

March 29, 2012
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Psychotherapies PubMed battle

Ever wondered how different psychotherapy orientations match up in a PubMed battle? Continue reading to find out and to see how to test this using R and Ggplot2.

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PK models in R and in Julia

March 29, 2012
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1.1 Pharmacokinetic models with an analytic solution Pharmacokinetics is the study of the absorption and elimination of drugs and their metabolites in the body. As described in the wikipedia article there are several parameters, such rate constants,...

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Updates to the Deducer family of packages

March 29, 2012
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Over the past month there have been a number of package updates in the deducer ecosystem. Deducer is a general purpose, extensible, data analysis GUI. It is designed to be a free easy to use alternative to proprietary data analysis software such as SPSS, JMP, and Minitab. It has a menu system to do common

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Using wordcloud on search terms & phrases

March 28, 2012
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Using wordcloud on search terms & phrases

The wordcloud package for R is great, but all the examples I found used the tm package to process a large amount of textual data (web pages, text files, google docs, etc.)But what if you have normalized data where you have a word and its frequency? Or,...

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email habits over time

March 28, 2012
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email habits over time

I was curious if my sleeping/waking habits had really changed over the years – I definitely don’t feel I work as late now as when I was 22, but it’s hard to tell. To test this, I looked over all … Continue reading →

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robust pdf title extraction

March 28, 2012
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I end up with a lot of PDF documents lying around – at last glance, this amounted to a few thousand files. Unfortunately, most of these documents end up with rather obscure names, making it rather annoying to find what … Continue reading →

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