Monthly Archives: January 2017

How to perform PCA on R

January 1, 2017
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How to perform PCA on R

This is a practical tutorial on performing PCA on R. If you would like to understand how PCA works, please see my plain English explainer here. Reminder: Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is a method used to reduce the number of variables in a dataset. We are using R’s USArrests dataset, a dataset from 1973 showing,

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My first post!

January 1, 2017
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My first post!

A little bit about me and this blog - Hello everyone! This is the first (ever) post for a new blog about Finance and R. My name is Marcelo Perlin and my day job is assistant professor of Finance in Federal...

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convert graphic object to tree object using treeio

January 1, 2017
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convert graphic object to tree object using treeio

I have splitted ggtree to 2 packages, treeio and ggtree. Now ggtree is mainly focus on visualization and annotation, while treeio focus on parsing and exporting tree files. Here is a welcome message from treeio that you can convert ggtree output to tree object which can be exported as newick or nexus file if you want. Thanks to ggplot2, output...

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A Theory of Nested Cross Simulation

January 1, 2017
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A Theory of Nested Cross Simulation

[Reader’s Note. Some of our articles are applied and some of our articles are more theoretical. The following article is more theoretical, and requires fairly formal notation to even work through. However, it should be of interest as it touches on some of the fine points of cross-validation that are quite hard to perceive or … Continue reading A...

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