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In search of the perfect partial plot

August 7, 2019 | Artful Analytics

Introduction Partial dependence (PD) plots are essential for interpreting Random Forests models. For example, in the case of binary classification, PD plots show the marginal effect of individual predictor variables on the probability of the response. Several packages in R will generate PD plots for Random Forests, but I’ve ...
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Visualizing Locke and Mill: a tidytext analysis

July 23, 2019 | Artful Analytics

Introduction In this post, I will perform a text mining analysis of two important philosophical works on the topic of individual liberty: John Locke’s Second Treatise of Governement and John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty. I will rely mainly on the tidytext package, as described in the book Text ...
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Oh hai, my first post

July 18, 2019 | Artful Analytics

What’s all this then? Hi. My name is Seth, and this is my new blog. I plan to use this blog to noodle around with the statistical programming language R, hopefully in fun and interesting ways, to continue to hone my programming and data analysis skills. I’ve been ...
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