Monthly Archives: July 2013

Archival, Analysis, and Visualization of #ISMBECCB 2013 Tweets

July 24, 2013
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Archival, Analysis, and Visualization of #ISMBECCB 2013 Tweets

As the 2013 ISMB/ECCB meeting is winding down, I archived and analyzed the 2000+ tweets from the meeting using a set of bash and R scripts I previously blogged about.The archive of all the tweets tagged #ISMBECCB from July 19-24, 2013 is and ...

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Electricity Usage in a High-rise Condo Complex pt 4

July 24, 2013
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Electricity Usage in a High-rise Condo Complex pt 4

This is the fourth article in the series, where the techiness builds to a crescendo. If this is too statistical/programming geeky for you, the next posting will return to a more investigative and analytical flavor. Last time, we looked at … Continue reading →

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Sure, this is silly, but this makes me feel a little bit cooler

July 24, 2013
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Look at this nice video on R statistics. It really advertises doing statistics in a way that is open to anyone!

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Power Analysis by Simulation: R, RCT, Malaria Example

July 24, 2013
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Power Analysis by Simulation: R, RCT, Malaria Example

I have received a number of requests for demonstration code on how to perform a power analysis using simulation in R.  I have already demonstrated howto do this in Stata but lacked the easy to use Stata command “simulate” that I preferred.  However, in a recent post I have written up a command very similar to simulate in...

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Postscript to Data Visualization

July 23, 2013
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Postscript to Data Visualization

Much to my chagrin, I realized I forgot to include one of the more interesting features in the lattice package. You can quickly turn a quantitative variable into one of levels of equal counts.  This provides a nice way of looking at slices of your...

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R Credit Scoring – WoE & Information Value in woe Package

July 23, 2013
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R Credit Scoring – WoE & Information Value in woe Package

In credit scoring, Information Value (IV) is frequently used to compare predictive power among variables. When developing new scorecards using logistic regression, variables are often binned and recoded using WoE concept. Package riv will help you to a...

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Using survival models for marketing attribution

July 23, 2013
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by Andrie de Vries Prior to joining Revolution Analytics in March this year, I spent several years in the field of market research and survey analytics. During this period, I spent a few months consulting to a digital marketing agency based in London. My role was to help build their capability in building customer surveys and integrating these into...

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A Beginner’s Look at Julia

July 23, 2013
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Over the past month or so, I’ve been playing with a new scientific programming language called ‘Julia‘, which aims to be a high-level language with performance approaching that of C. With that goal in mind, Julia could be a replacement for the ‘multi-language’ problem of needing to move between R, Python, MATLAB, C, Fortran, Scala, A Beginner’s Look...

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The R User Conference 2013: Albacete, Spain

July 23, 2013
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The R User Conference 2013: Albacete, Spain

I was fortunate enough to attend the 2013 UseR! conference in Albacete, Spain this year. I had a great time meeting fellow R users and exchanging ideas on R implementations. The conference is also one of the few opportunities to gain exposure to uses of R in other disciplines because there are so many talks

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How to run R in the cloud (for teaching)

July 23, 2013
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How to run R in the cloud (for teaching)

Last week, we launched the early stage beta version of our interactive online learning platform for R: DataMind.org. The development of this educational platform required the creation of a new IT infrastructure able to run R in the cloud. In this post, we share our approach and insights on the design of such an application and hope

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