Articles by AJ

rstats shiny app for tracking the next pope

March 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Update: Apparently this post needs a disclaimer. The probabilities are based on odds published by an online bookmaker. In no way, shape, or form is this an attestation nor algorithmic prediction of who the next Pope will be. The house ALWAYS wins. The odds are developed by the bookmaker as ... [Read more...]

data.table or data.frame?

February 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

I spent a portion of today trying to convince a colleague that there are times when the data.table package is faster than traditional methods in R. It took a few of the tests below to prove the point. Generate a data.frame of characters and numbers for easy plotting. ... [Read more...]

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