Monthly Archives: May 2015

Some simple facial analytics on actors (and my manager)

May 28, 2015
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Some simple facial analytics on actors (and my manager)

Some time ago I was at a party, inevitably, a question that came up was: “Longhow what kind of work are you doing?” I answered: I am a data scientist I have the most sexy job, do you want me … Continue reading →

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2015 Fantasy Football Projections using OpenCPU

May 28, 2015
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2015 Fantasy Football Projections using OpenCPU

We are releasing our 2015 fantasy football projections in an OpenCPU app.  The app allows you to calculate custom rankings/projections for your league based on your league settings.  The projections The post 2015 Fantasy Football Projections using OpenCPU appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Beta unblockers

May 28, 2015
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Beta unblockers

A couple of weeks ago, we've uploaded the new version of BCEA on CRAN, to include the function implementing our method for the computation of the EVPPI based on INLA-SPDE $-$ I've also already mentioned this here.While this is a stable versio...

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Comrades Marathon Medal Predictions

May 28, 2015
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Comrades Marathon Medal Predictions

With only a few days to go until race day, most Comrades Marathon athletes will focusing on resting, getting enough sleep, hydrating, eating and giving a wide berth to anybody who looks even remotely ill. They will probably also be thinking a lot about Sunday's race. What will the weather be like? Will it be The post Comrades Marathon...

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Live Earthquake Map with Shiny and Google Map API

May 27, 2015
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Live Earthquake Map with Shiny and Google Map API

In the post Exchange data between R and the Google Maps API using Shiny I presented a very simple way to allow communication between R and javascript using shiny.This is an example of a practical approach for which that same system can be used to create a useful tool to visualize seismic events collected from USGS in the Google...

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R interfaces for people from beginners to professionals

May 27, 2015
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R interfaces for people from beginners to professionals

You may consider R as a big calculator running on different operating systems (Windows, Apple, Unix...). The original interface for R is too simple, so many interfaces are developed for different needs. I will introduce three interfaces of R for people from beginners to professionals.R commander- Running R like SPSS  SPSS is probably the most popular point-and-click statistical software....

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Learning everything with R: An R book list

May 27, 2015
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Learning everything with R: An R book list

R is not easy to learn in the beginning, especially for people getting used to some click-and-point commercial softwares.  However, as an economist (also see this post) points out the serious question about the computing with some commercial softwares, we need to give some thoughts about it and try to use other software to confirm the estimation results. One advantage of learning...

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Creating Styled Google Maps in ggmap

May 27, 2015
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Creating Styled Google Maps in ggmap

In R, my go to package for creating maps is ggmap. Using this, one can create maps using a variety of services, including Google maps. I just recently discovered the ability to create a styled version of a Google map. Let's go through this process to create a black and white map of Chicago, with the parks shown in...

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8 new R jobs (2015-05-27)

May 27, 2015
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8 new R jobs (2015-05-27)

This is the bimonthly post (for 2015-05-27) for new R Jobs from R-users.com. Employers: visit this link to post a new R job to the R community (it’s free and quick). Job seekers: please follow the links below to learn more and apply for your job of interest (or visit previous R jobs posts).   Full-Time BI Data Analyst Consultant (@Bristol) KETL Limited – Posted by Helen Woodcock BristolEngland, United Kingdom...

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Climate projections by cities: R + Shiny + rCharts + leaflet

May 27, 2015
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Climate projections by cities: R + Shiny + rCharts + leaflet

I have approached a final draft of my Community Charts version 4 Lite, now with leaflet map integration. This R Shiny web application shows projected climate trends for various Alaska and western Canada communities. Note that if no other users are already connected to the app, it will take a moment (maybe ten seconds?) to

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