Monthly Archives: October 2017

2017 Beijing Workshop on Forecasting

October 31, 2017
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Later this month I’m speaking at the 2017 Beijing Workshop on Forecasting, to be held on Saturday 18 November at the Central University of Finance and Economics. I’m giving four talks as part of the workshop. Other speakers are Junni Zhang, Lei Song, Hui Bu, Feng Li and Yanfei Kang. Full program details are available online.

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An example of how to use the new R promises package

October 31, 2017
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An example of how to use the new R promises package

The long awaited promises will be released soon! Being as impatient as I am when it comes to new technology, I decided to play with currently available implementation of promises that Joe Cheng shared and presented recently in London at EARL confere...

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Thinking about different ways to analyze sub-groups in an RCT

October 31, 2017
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Thinking about different ways to analyze sub-groups in an RCT

Here’s the scenario: we have an intervention that we think will improve outcomes for a particular population. Furthermore, there are two sub-groups (let’s say defined by which of two medical conditions each person in the population has) and we are interested in knowing if the intervention effect is different for each sub-group. And here’s the question: what is the ideal...

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Recent R Data Packages

October 31, 2017
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Recent R Data Packages

It has never been easier to access data from R. Not only does there seem to be a constant stream of new packages that access the APIs of data providers, but it is also becoming popular for package authors to wrap up fairly large datasets into R packages. Below are 44 R packages concerned with data in one way...

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An example of how to use the new R promises package

October 31, 2017
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An example of how to use the new R promises package

The long awaited promises will be released soon! Being as impatient as I am when it comes to new technology, I decided to play with currently available implementation of promises that Joe Cheng shared and presented recently in London at EARL confere...

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Survey of Kagglers finds Python, R to be preferred tools

October 31, 2017
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Survey of Kagglers finds Python, R to be preferred tools

Competitive predictive modeling site Kaggle conducted a survey of participants in prediction competitions, and the 16,000 responses provide some insights about that user community. (Whether those trends generalize to the wider community of all data scientists is unclear, however.) One question of interest asked what tools Kagglers use at work. Python is the most commonly-used tool within this community,...

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Free Software Foundation “Social Benefit” Award Nominations

October 31, 2017
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Free Software Foundation “Social Benefit” Award Nominations

Ezra Haber Glenn, the author of the acs package in R, recently posted about the Free Software Foundation’s “Social Benefit” Award on the acs mailing... The post Free Software Foundation “Social Benefit” Award Nominations appeared first on AriLamstein.com.

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Free Software Foundation “Social Benefit” Award Nominations

October 31, 2017
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Free Software Foundation “Social Benefit” Award Nominations

Ezra Haber Glenn, the author of the acs package in R, recently posted about the Free Software Foundation’s “Social Benefit” Award on the acs mailing... The post Free Software Foundation “Social Benefit” Award Nominations appeared first on AriLamstein.com.

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Free Software Foundation “Social Benefit” Award Nominations

October 31, 2017
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Free Software Foundation “Social Benefit” Award Nominations

Ezra Haber Glenn, the author of the acs package in R, recently posted about the Free Software Foundation’s “Social Benefit” Award on the acs mailing... The post Free Software Foundation “Social Benefit” Award Nominations appeared first on AriLamstein.com.

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Free Software Foundation “Social Benefit” Award Nominations

October 31, 2017
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Free Software Foundation “Social Benefit” Award Nominations

Ezra Haber Glenn, the author of the acs package in R, recently posted about the Free Software Foundation’s “Social Benefit” Award on the acs mailing... The post Free Software Foundation “Social Benefit” Award Nominations appeared first on AriLamstein.com.

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