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New World Bank Data Available

September 22, 2010
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New World Bank Data Available

Just announced:  World Bank Data features and data are available.  Previous posts have demonstrated how to access and plot this data using R (including the use of the R WDI package).  The chart above can be created using the following pr...

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Elder Research Two Day Course

September 18, 2010
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... or what I did on my summer vacation...Just got back from the Elder Research Two Day Course "Tools for Discovering Patterns in Data".  It was a great course that (while not R specific) provides a great overview of Data Mining tools and tec...

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Ah Bach…

September 7, 2010
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Ah Bach…

As announced by David Smith over at Revolution Analytics,  a ggplot2 Case Study Competition is on...   Rather than blogging for the last few days, I cobbled together an entry.  It is not a particularly mind bending use of ...

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Bot Botany – K-Means and ggplot2

September 2, 2010
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Bot Botany – K-Means and ggplot2

So if you had a robot that was an expert at botany - would you have a bot botanist?  Among other things, it would need to to distinguish flowers through vision and image processing, and be able to classify various kinds of plants based upon specif...

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Better than Average

August 31, 2010
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Better than Average

The NIST's The Engineering Statistics Handbook includes an Introduction to Time Series Analysis which provides a great way of demonstrating how R can be used to make such calculations.  This post replicates the analys...

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Fractals in R

August 27, 2010
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Fractals in R

Atte Tenkanen had a blog on fractals using R for a time. Much of his source code is still available online.  To produce his version of the Mandelbrot set:source('http://users.utu.fi/attenka/mandelbrot_set.R')Fractals (such...

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How Safe is Your Money?

August 24, 2010
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How Safe is Your Money?

The FDIC regularly publishes a Failed Bank List and related statistics.  This post uses data in the original XLS from the FDIC web site which is formatted for human consumption to produce the charts below using R.  Note that 2010 data be...

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Map of Upcoming Ruby Conferences

August 21, 2010
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Map of Upcoming Ruby Conferences

One of the top searches on rubyflow is “conference”.  A recent post showed how to create a map with the location of the 2010 R User Conference.  So why not expand on the subject and create a map with numerous conference locations thr...

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Programming Language Popularity: StackOverflow and Ohloh

August 17, 2010
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Programming Language Popularity: StackOverflow and Ohloh

In the following example, programming language popularity is measured based upon two data sets.  The first is the number of  contributors associated with a language on ohloh.net.  The second is tag usage at stackoverflow.c...

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GitHub Stats on Programming Languages

August 9, 2010
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GitHub Stats on Programming Languages

GitHub has become a popular site for Open Source Developers to stash code and collaborate on projects.  The following are some stats and analysis related to programming languages in use based upon the number of users and repositories.  T...

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