Monthly Archives: July 2014

Chillin’ at UseR! 2014

July 7, 2014
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Chillin’ at UseR! 2014

This year’s UseR! conference was held at the University of California in Los Angeles. Despite the great weather and a nearby beach, most of the conference was spent in front of projector screens in 18° c (64° f) rooms because there were so many interesting presentations and tutorials going on. I was lucky to present my R package...

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Sometimes Table is not the Answer – a Faster 2×2 Table

July 7, 2014
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Sometimes Table is not the Answer – a Faster 2×2 Table

The table command is great in its simplicity for cross tabulations. I have run into some settings where it is slow and I wanted to demonstrate one simple example here of why you may want to use other functions or write your own tabler. This example is a specific case where, for some examples and

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What are the names of the school principals in Mexico?, If your name is Maria, probably this post will interest you. Trends and cool plots from the national education census of Mexico in 2013

What are the names of the school principals in Mexico?, If your name is Maria, probably this post will interest you. Trends and cool plots from the national education census of Mexico in 2013

I will start this post with a disclaimer:The main intention of the post is to show how is the distribution of the school principal names in Mexico, for example, to show basic trends regarding about what is the most common nation-wide first name and so ...

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DSC 2014. Day 1

July 7, 2014
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DSC 2014. Day 1

This is a report of the first day of the Directions in Statistical Computing (DSC) conference that took place in Brixen, Italy (See here for an introduction). Performance enhancements were the main theme of the day, covering not just improvements … Continue reading →

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3 ways that functions can improve your R code

July 7, 2014
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How to pick up 3 numbers from a uniform distribution in a transparent manner?

July 7, 2014
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How to pick up 3 numbers from a uniform distribution in a transparent manner?

Over in my previous post, I’m giving away 3 copies of my video course on ggplot2 and shiny. To win a copy, you just need to leave a comment and I will select 3 winners among the n participants at … Continue reading →

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Introduction to R for Life Scientists: Course Materials

July 7, 2014
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Introduction to R for Life Scientists: Course Materials

Last week I taught a three-hour introduction to R workshop for life scientists at UVA's Health Sciences Library.I broke the workshop into three sections:In the first half hour or so I presented slides giving an overview of R and why R is so awesome. Du...

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Four Simple Turtle Graphs To Play With Kids

July 7, 2014
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Four Simple Turtle Graphs To Play With Kids

Technology is just a tool: in terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important (Bill Gates) Some days ago I read this article in R-bloggers and I discovered the TurtleGraphics package. I knew about turtle graphics long time ago and I was thinking of writing a post

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Identify Fantasy Football Sleepers with this Shiny App

July 6, 2014
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This post describes a Shiny app that identifies fantasy football sleepers.  The app allows you to modify your league settings, and calculates robust averages of projections across numerous sources.  Best of all, The post Identify Fantasy Football Sleepers with this Shiny App appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Competitive balance and home court advantage in the NBA

July 6, 2014
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Competitive balance and home court advantage in the NBA

Two years ago, the entire NBA season went into lockout because of mostly financial reasons. However, one central point was also about keeping a competitive balance within the NBA, so that large and small-market teams alike would have a chance to compete for a championship. THis brings us to the obvious question “Is there competitive

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