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501 days of Summer (school)

January 19, 2018
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501 days of Summer (school)

As I anticipated earlier, we're now ready to open registration for our Summer School in Florence (I was waiting for UCL to set up the registration system and thought it may take much longer than it actually did $-$ so well done UCL!).We'll probably have a few changes here and there in the timetable $-$ we're thinking of introducing some...

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βCEA

November 21, 2017
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βCEA

Recently, I've been doing a lot of work on the beta version of BCEA (I was after all born in Agrigento $-$ in the picture to the left $-$, which is a Greek city, so a beta version sounds about right...). The new version is only available as a beta-release from our GitHub repository - usual ways to install it are through...

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The code (and other stuff…)

June 2, 2017
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The code (and other stuff…)

I've received a couple of emails or comments on one of the General Election posts to ask me to share the code I've used. In general, I think this is a bit dirty and lots could be done in a more efficient way $-$ effectively, I'm doing this out of my own curiosity and while I think the model is...

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Coming soon!

February 21, 2017
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Coming soon!

We've just received a picture of the cover of the BCEA book, which is really, really close to being finally published!I did mention this in a few other posts (for example here and here) and it has been in fact a rather long process, so much so that I have made a point of joking in my talks about BCEA...

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New year resolution

January 13, 2017
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New year resolution

Now that the Christmas break is just a distant memory (Marta would say that I am quite happy with that $-$ she thinks I'm like the Grinch around the Christmas holiday. And she is right), I've given way to my new year's resolution of finally, properly packaging our two R packages that aren't on CRAN yet.The first one is SWSamp (about...

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Nomen omen

December 9, 2016
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Nomen omen

After resisting this for way too long, I've finally decided it was time to release more widely a couple of the R packages I've been working on $-$ I've put them on GitHub, hence the mug...In both cases, while I think the packages do work nicely, I am still not sure they are ready for an official release on...

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Shiny happy people in the land of the Czar

October 7, 2016
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Shiny happy people in the land of the Czar

During the summer, we've worked silently but relentlessly to set up a departmental server that could run R-Shiny applications. There's a bunch of us in the department doing work on R and producing packages and so we thought it'd be a good idea to disseminate our research. Which is just as well, as I've been nominated "2020 REF Impact Czar",...

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Finish line (nearly)

July 15, 2016
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Finish line (nearly)

We are very close to the finish line $-$ that's being able to finally submit the BCEA book to the editor (Springer).This has been a rather long journey, but I think the current version (I dread using the word "final" just yet...) is very good, I think. We've managed to respond to all the reviewers' comments, which to be...

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Finish line (nearly)

July 15, 2016
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Finish line (nearly)

We are very close to the finish line $-$ that's being able to finally submit the BCEA book to the editor (Springer).This has been a rather long journey, but I think the current version (I dread using the word "final" just yet...) is very good, I think....

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BCEA 2.2-3 is out

May 22, 2016
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I think the newest release of BCEA, our R package to standardise and post-process the output of a health economic model, is now available from CRAN $-$ in fact, the source code is also available here. The package is rather stable, so the changes aren't many, but the few ones are quite substantial, I think. In particular, we've now modified the function...

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