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The Walking Dead in The Walking Dead

July 26, 2017
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The Walking Dead in The Walking Dead

Me and my better half have been binge watching the walking dead recently and I figured that the show would be a nice topic for a blog post. Of course involving some form of data analysis. I am currently very much interested in text analysis, so I tried to hunt down the episode transcripts. I

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Blockvoting in the Eurovision Song Contest

May 13, 2017
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Blockvoting in the Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest is one of, if not THE biggest international TV song competition in the world. Hundreds of millions of people tune in every year, for stunning voices, weird performances and unforgettable singers. Remember the Epic Sax Guy? He is back again this year! The winner of the contest is selected by a positional voting system.

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Speeding up the Bradley Terry Model in R

April 3, 2017
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Speeding up the Bradley Terry Model in R

I am currently developing my first R package which confronted me a lot with the question: “How can I speed up my code?”. I did some “research” and read a lot of general articles about speeding up code, but also a few posts specifically about speeding up R code. While I mostly got the main

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