Articles by inkhorn82

Hey Fitbit, my data belong to me!

August 8, 2015 | inkhorn82

When you go on Fitbit’s website and want to download your own Fitbit data, you will find your way to their Data Export utility on their settings page. Once you get there, you are greeted with what looks like a … Continue reading →
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An R Enthusiast Goes Pythonic!

May 28, 2015 | inkhorn82

I’ve spent so many years using and broadcasting my love for R and using Python quite minimally. Having read recently about machine learning in Python, I decided to take on a fun little ML project using Python from start to … Continue reading →
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Predicting Mobile Phone Prices

April 6, 2015 | inkhorn82

Recently a colleague of mine showed me a nauseating interactive scatterplot that plots mobile phones according to two dimensions of the user’s choice from a list of possible dimensions.  Although the interactive visualization was offensive to my tastes, the JSON … Continue reading →
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Contraceptive Choice in Indonesia

January 20, 2015 | inkhorn82

I wanted yet another opportunity to get to use the fabulous caret package, but also to finally give a try.  To scratch both itches, I dipped into the UCI machine learning library yet again and came up with a … Continue reading →
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sapply is my new friend!

August 15, 2013 | inkhorn82

I’ve written previously about how the apply function is a major workhorse in many of my work projects. What I didn’t know is how handy the sapply function can be! There are a couple of cases so far where I’ve … Continue reading → [Read more...]
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