Articles by karolis koncevicius

Hierarchical Clustering exercises (beginner)

December 14, 2016 | karolis koncevicius

Grouping objects into clusters is a frequent task in data analysis. In this set of exercises we will use hierarchical clustering to cluster European capitals based on their latitude and longitude. Before trying out this exercise please make sure that you are familiar with the following functions: dist, hlcust, cutree, ... [Read more...]

Replicating Plots – Boxplot Exercises

September 26, 2016 | karolis koncevicius

R’s boxplot function has a lot of useful parameters allowing us to change the behaviour and appearance of the boxplot graphs. In this exercise we will try to use those parameters in order to replicate the visual style of Matlab’s boxplot. Before trying out this exercise please make ... [Read more...]

Combinations Exercises

August 12, 2016 | karolis koncevicius

When doing data analysis it happens often that we have a set of values and want to obtain various possible combinations of them. For example, taking 5 random samples from a dataset of 20. How many possible 5-sample sets are there and how to obtain all of them? R has a bunch ... [Read more...]

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