Monthly Archives: October 2014

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is your favorite German car brand in the world…

October 30, 2014
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Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is your favorite German car brand in the world…

Or how to create a world map in R with survey data, World Bank indicators, ggplot2 and rworldmap by timwinke When people think about Germany, what comes to their mind? Oktoberfest, ok – but Mercedes might be second or BMW … Continue reading →

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Some R Highlights from the Bay Area Data Science Camp and Unconference

October 30, 2014
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Some R Highlights from the Bay Area Data Science Camp and Unconference

by Joseph Rickert The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) has been holding an annual Data Mining Camp and "unconference" since 2009. This year, to reflect the times, the group held a Data Science Camp and unconference, and we at Revolution Analytics were, once again, very happy to be a sponsor for the...

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Extracting datasets from excel files in a zipped folder

October 30, 2014
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Extracting datasets from excel files in a zipped folder

The title of the post is a bit long, but that’s the problem I was facing this morning: importing dataset from files, online. I mean, it was not a “problem” (since I can always download, and extract manually the files), more a challenge (I should be able to do it in R, directly). The files are located on ressources-actuarielles.net, in a...

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Parsing multipart/form-data with webutils

October 29, 2014
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Parsing multipart/form-data with webutils

As part of a larger effort to clean up and rewrite the opencpu package, some of the more general utilities will be moved into a new, separate package called webutils. The first release of webutils is now on CRAN. The package contains a simple ...

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Milestone: 6000 packages on CRAN

October 29, 2014
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Package_per_time

Another 1000 packages were added to CRAN and this time in less than 12 months. Today (2014-10-29) on The Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) package page:"Currently, the CRAN package repository features 6000 available packages."Going from 5000 to 6...

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Integrate R into applications with DeployR Open

October 29, 2014
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Integrate R into applications with DeployR Open

If you ever find you need to embed the results of R functions — data, charts, or even a single calculation — into other applications, then you might want to take a look at DeployR Open. DeployR Open is an open-source server-based framework for R, that makes it easy to call out to the server to run R code...

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Getting old in baseball

October 29, 2014
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Getting old in baseball

We look at how batting average changes with age The post Getting old in baseball appeared first on Decision Science News.

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Online index of plots and corresponding R scripts

Online index of plots and corresponding R scripts

Dear Readers of The Chemical Statistician, While working in my job at the British Columbia Cancer Agency, I learned about a wonderful new data visualization resource from a colleague who works at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control.  I want to share this with you, as I think that it will help you immensely in your efforts

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A Walk-Forward Attempt on FAA

October 29, 2014
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A Walk-Forward Attempt on FAA

So in the first post about FAA, I was requested to make a walk-forward test of FAA. While the results … Continue reading →

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LA R Meetup – November 11: Highlights from the useR! 2014 conference – Part 2

October 29, 2014
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At this meetup, five more LA R meetup members will present short talks of what...

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