Monthly Archives: August 2014

TTTAR2: My First Shiny App with Bootstrap – #RUGSMAPS

August 26, 2014
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TTTAR2: My First Shiny App with Bootstrap – #RUGSMAPS

Thing To Try After useR! part 2 (TTTAR2) Originally, this post was supposed to be a sequel to TTTAR1 about h2o machine learning. Since TTTAR1 I have been carrying out more h2o tests both locally and on the cloud with the very kind support of Nick Elprin from Domino. The more...

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Statistics: Losing Ground to CS, Losing Image Among Students

August 26, 2014
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by Norman Matloff The American Statistical Association (ASA) leadership, and many in Statistics academia. have been undergoing a period of angst the last few years, They worry that the field of Statistics is headed for a future of reduced national influence and importance, with the feeling that: The field is to a large extent being usurped by other disciplines,...

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Coursera course on computational finance with R

August 26, 2014
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Coursera course on computational finance with R

As of today (Tuesday 26th of August), a new session of Professor Eric Zivot’s course on computational finance and financial econometrics starts on Coursera. Just like the previous run of the course, most R labs and R assignments will take place in DataCamp’s interactive learning environment. Designed by Professor Eric Zivot (University of Washington), Introduction to computational

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Making Your Code Citable

August 26, 2014
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Making Your Code Citable

Original post from GitHub Guides:Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) are the backbone of the academic reference and metrics system. If you’re a researcher writing software, this guide will show you how to make the work you share on GitHub citable by archiving one of your GitHub repositories and assigning a DOI with the data...

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Statistics: Losing Ground to CS, Losing Image Among Students

August 26, 2014
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Statistics:  Losing Ground to CS, Losing Image Among Students

The American Statistical Association (ASA)  leadership, and many in Statistics academia. have been undergoing a period of angst the last few years,  They worry that the field of Statistics is headed for a future of reduced national influence and importance, with the feeling that: The field is to a large extent being usurped by other

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ChainLadder 0.1.8 released

August 26, 2014
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ChainLadder 0.1.8 released

Over the weekend we released version 0.1.8 of the ChainLadder package for claims reserving on CRAN. What is claim reserving?The insurance industry, unlike other industries, does not sell products as such but promises. An insurance policy is a promise by the insurer to the policyholder to pay for future claims for an upfront received premium. As a result...

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The Chi-Squared Test of Independence – An Example in Both R and SAS

The Chi-Squared Test of Independence – An Example in Both R and SAS

Introduction The chi-squared test of independence is one of the most basic and common hypothesis tests in the statistical analysis of categorical data.  Given 2 categorical random variables, and , the chi-squared test of independence determines whether or not there exists a statistical dependence between them.  Formally, it is a hypothesis test with the following null and

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Do Massive Workloads Equal Big Declines in Running Back Productivity?

August 25, 2014
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Do Massive Workloads Equal Big Declines in Running Back Productivity?

The popular wisdom is that “massive workloads” result in a decline in running back productivity in the following season. For example, anecdotal evidence using Corey Dillon (2004) and Jamaal Anderson The post Do Massive Workloads Equal Big Declines in Running Back Productivity? appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Continuous or Discrete Latent Structure? Correspondence Analysis vs. Nonnegative Matrix Factorization

August 25, 2014
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Continuous or Discrete Latent Structure? Correspondence Analysis vs. Nonnegative Matrix Factorization

A map gives us the big picture, which is why mapping has become so important in marketing research. What is the perceptual structure underlying the European automotive market? All we need is a contingency table with cars as the rows, attributes as the ...

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Spline interpolation of temporal resolution for satellite images.

August 25, 2014
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Spline interpolation of temporal resolution for satellite images.

This week, I had a discussion with a few of my colleagues on the possibility of utilizing remote sensing data or satellite images to improve our statistical estimation such as imputation. One source of interest is the

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