Articles by Julyan Arbel

Sub-Gaussian property for the Beta distribution (part 3, final)

December 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

In this third and last post about the Sub-Gaussian property for the Beta distribution [1] (post 1 and post 2), I would like to show the interplay with the Bernoulli distribution as well as some connexions with optimal transport (OT is a hot topic in general, and also on this blog with Pierre’...
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Sub-Gaussian property for the Beta distribution (part 2)

December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

  As a follow-up on my previous post on the sub-Gaussian property for the Beta distribution [1], I’ll give here a visual illustration of the proof. A random variable with finite mean is sub-Gaussian if there is a positive number such that: We focus on X being a Beta random variable. ...
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New R user community in Grenoble, France

September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nine R user communities already exist in France and there is a much large number of R communities around the world. It was time for Grenoble to start its own! The goal of the R user group is to facilitate the identification of local useRs, to initiate contacts, and to ...
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3D density plot in R with Plotly

June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

In Bayesian nonparametrics, many models address the problem of density regression, including covariate dependent processes. These were settled by the pioneering works by [current ISBA president] MacEachern (1999) who introduced the general class of dependent Dirichlet processes. The literature on dependent processes was developed in numerous models, such as nonparametric regression, ...
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Statistics journals network

April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Xian blogged recently on the incoming RSS read paper: Statistical Modelling of Citation Exchange Between Statistics Journals, by Cristiano Varin, Manuela Cattelan and David Firth. Following the last JRSS B read paper by one of us! The data that are used in the paper (and can be downloaded here) are ...
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momentify R package

September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

I presented today an arxived paper of my postdoc at the big success Young Bayesian Conference in Vienna. The big picture of the talk is simple: there are situations in Bayesian nonparametrics where you don’t know how to sample from the posterior distribution, but you can only compute posterior ... [Read more...]

Using R in LaTeX with knitr and RStudio

February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hi, I presented today at INSEE R user group (FLR) how to use knitr (Sweave evolution) for writing documents which are self contained with respect to the source code: your data changed? No big deal, just compile your .Rnw file again and you are done with an updated version of ... [Read more...]

Next R meeting in Paris INSEE: ggplot2 and parallel computing

June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hi, our group of R users from INSEE, aka FLR, meets monthly in Paris. Next meeting is on Wed 13 (tomorrow), 1-2 pm, room 539 (an ID is needed to come in,  map to access INSEE R), about ggplot2 and parallel computing. Since the first meeting in February, presentations have included hot ... [Read more...]

Daily casualties in Syria

February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Every new day brings its statistics of new deaths in Syria… Here is an attempt to learn about the Syrian uprising by the figures. Data vary among sources: the Syrian opposition provides the number of casualties by day (here on Dropbox), updated on 8 February 2012, with a total exceeding 8 000. We note ... [Read more...]

Coming R meetings in Paris

February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you live in Paris and are interested in R, there will be two meetings for you this week. First a Semin-R session, organized at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle on Tuesday 7 Feb (too bad, the Museum is closed on Tuesdays). Presentations will be about colors, phylogenies and ... [Read more...]

Psycho dice and Monte Carlo

December 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Following Pierre’s post on psycho dice, I want here to see by which average margin repeated plays might be called influenced by mind will. The rules are the following (exerpt from the novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt): You take four dice and ... [Read more...]

Create maps with maptools R package

December 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Baptiste Coulmont explains on his blog how to use the R package maptools. It is based on shapefile files, for example the ones offered by the French geography agency IGN (at départements and communes level). Some additional material like roads and railways are provided by the OpenStreetMap project, here. ... [Read more...]

Power-laws: choose your x and y variables carefully

November 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

This is a follow-up of the post Power of running world records As suggested by Andrew, plotting running world records could benefit from a change of variables. More exactly the use of different variables sheds light on a [now] well-known [to me] sports result provided in a 2000 Nature paper by ... [Read more...]

Random art on the web

October 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Since we explored some statitics of an abstract painting with Pierre (we even have an article in Variances last issue!), I became more sensitive to art linked to randomness. Here are some pointers to related websites I have digged out. Random.org, mentioned here by Pierre, is, at it reads, ... [Read more...]

Artist view of crimes in London

October 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

At first sight, one could think this picture is a scale model of some narrow moutains, like Bryce Canyon… Actually it represents crimes in East London, an cardboard artwork by the Londoner artist Abigail Reynolds, called Mount Fear.  Here is what can be read on the artist’s webpage: The ... [Read more...]

Googling Bayes’ pictures

September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

I am writing way too many posts in a row on Google tools. I promise I will think about something else soon. I find amusing the possibility to launch a search in Google images by just dragging a picture into … Continue reading → [Read more...]

World Tourism Day, and Google Public Data Explore

September 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Today is the World Tourism Day! So let’s speak about some tourism related datasets – and others. Among other nice functions, Google offers a Public Data Explore in a beta version which provides a collection of datasets from OECD, IMF, Eurostat, … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Last and final on Richter’s painting

August 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

For a quick recap, Pierre and I supervised a team project at Ensae last year, on a statistical critique of the abstract painting 1024 Colours by painter Gerhard Richter. The four students, Clémence Bonniot, Anne Degrave, Guillaume Roussellet and Astrid Tricaud, did an outstanding job. Here is a selection of ... [Read more...]

Power of running world records

August 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Followinga few entries on sports here and there, I was wondering what kind of law follow the running records with respect to the distance. The data are available on Wikipedia, or here for a tidied version. It collects 18 distances, from 100 meters to 100 kilometers. A log-log scale is in order: It ... [Read more...]

Wilcoxon Champagne test

June 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

As an appetizer for Paris triathlon, Jérôme and I ran as a team last week-end an adventure racing in Champagne region (it mainly consists in running, cycling, canoeing, with a flavor of orienteering, and Champagne is kept for the end). It was organized by Ecole Polytechnique students who, ... [Read more...]
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