Monthly Archives: December 2013

Nuclear vs Green Energy: Share the Wealth or Get Your Own?

December 12, 2013
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Nuclear vs Green Energy: Share the Wealth or Get Your Own?

Thanks to Ontario Open Data, a survey dataset was recently made public containing peoples’ responses to questions about Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP).  The survey did fairly well in terms of raw response numbers, with 7,889 responses in total … Continue reading →

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24 Days of R: Day 12

December 12, 2013
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24 Days of R: Day 12

Today, I'm going to finally dip my toe in the water of something I've wanted to do for a long time. I'd wanted to do this with Michael Caine film appearances- and I may yet- but tonight, it'll be a bit simpler. I'm going to draw a network graph, showing the relationship between band members

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sudoku break

December 12, 2013
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sudoku break

While in Warwick last week, one evening after having exhausted my laptop battery, I tried the following Sudoku (from Libération): and could not even start. As it happened, this was a setting with no deterministic move, i.e. all free/empty entries had multiple possible values. So after trying for a while and following trees to no

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Success rates for EPSRC proposals

December 12, 2013
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Success rates for EPSRC proposals

Email In my last post, I looked at the success rates for EPSRC Fellowship applications using funnel plots. As luck would have it, Alex Hulkes and Derek Gillespie from EPSRC then got it touch to say that they had done a similar internal analysis and would I be interested in the data? Yes please! The

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A look at the distribution of R package dependencies

December 12, 2013
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A look at the distribution of R package dependencies

by Joseph Rickert For a knitty gritty look at what’s new with R there is no better place to start than Dirk Eddelbuettel’s CRANberries site. Since 2007, the site has been reliably providing near real-time status on CRAN packages. Now, every two hours, CRANberries displays updated information on new R packages, updated R packages and R packages that have...

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Age Precision and Bias — Changes to FSA

December 12, 2013
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Age Precision and Bias — Changes to FSA

Last week I taught part of a workshop for the Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society on “Analyzing Age Data in R” (materials are here). I like doing these workshops because they give me ideas for improving the FSA … Continue reading →

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Feldspar

December 12, 2013
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Feldspar

Sean Mulcahy made an example of plotting Elkin and Grove's 1990 Feldspar Data. Here is an equivalent plot in three variables: Phase (Shape) Temperature (Color Gradient), and; Pressure (Size) Code to Produce the Above… The post Feldspar appeared first on ggtern: ternary diagrams in R.

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Understanding the data analytics project life cycle

December 12, 2013
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Understanding the data analytics project life cycle

While dealing with the data analytics projects, there are some fixed tasks that should be followed to get the expected output. So here we are going to build a data analytics project cycle, which will be a set of standard data-driven processes to lead data to insights effectively. The defined data analytics processes of a The post Understanding...

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24 Days of R: Day 11

December 11, 2013
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24 Days of R: Day 11

I don't know how often Michael Caine appeared in a Shakespearean work, but I'm sure that he has and I'm sure that he was excellent. A bit pressed for time today, so just a simple word cloud featuring the full text of King Lear. I found the text at a website that I presume is

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Thursday: Scalable Cross-Platform R-Based Predictive Analytics

December 11, 2013
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Tomorrow at 11AM Pacific Time, Revolution Analytics' Chief Scientist Mario Inchiosa will present a live webinar on Scalable Cross-Platform R-Based Predictive Analytics. Here's the abstract: In this webinar we will take a quick tour through an end-to-end predictive analytics session. We will start by exploring our data with summaries and histograms. Using the knowledge gleaned from data exploration, we...

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