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sab-R-metrics: Logistic Regression

May 5, 2011
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sab-R-metrics: Logistic Regression

It's been a while since my last sab-R-metrics post, and I have not gotten to the real fun stuff yet. I apologize for the long layoff, and it's likely that these will be sparse for the next couple weeks. I have had some consulting opportunities come u...

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Trackman Position Needs R Knowledge

April 16, 2011
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Thought some of the R-Blogger readers would be interested in the position linked below. If you're a baseball fan and like working in R, this is a fun company that seems to be getting more and more press. Recently, it was featured in Sports Illustrate...

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sab-R-metrics Sidetrack: Bubble Plots

March 22, 2011
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sab-R-metrics Sidetrack: Bubble Plots

While I had mentioned in my last post that I will cover logistic regression in my next post, I decided that a quick interlude in working with bubble plots would be fun. Bubble plots have become pretty popular recently, especially with all of the Visualization Challenges I've seen around the internet (by the way, I...

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Having a problem with R-2.12.2 64-bit and "gam’ package!

March 17, 2011
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Having a problem with R-2.12.2 64-bit and "gam’ package!

While working with some pitch location data recently, I ran across something strange when using my new computer (with R-2.12.2 64-bit) versus my work computer (with R-2.11.1 x64). Both are 64-bit computers, but I got the new one for portability (it's a laptop) and speed.Anyway, I had been doing some work in the office with Pitch F/X data,...

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sab-R-metrics: Brief Sidetrack for Scatterplot Matrices

March 16, 2011
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sab-R-metrics: Brief Sidetrack for Scatterplot Matrices

In my last two posts I talked about Ordinary Least Squares, then extended this discussion to the multiple predictor case and briefly talked about some of the problems that may arise. These problems can include omitted variable bias, heteroskedasticity, non-normality, and multicollinearity. Most of these problems are relatively minor in practice and have easy fixes,...

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sab-R-metrics: Multiple Regression and Interactions

March 12, 2011
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Last time, I covered ordinary least squares with a single variable. This time, I'll extend this to using multiple predictor variables in a regression, interacting terms in R, and start thinking about using polynomials of certain terms in the regression (like Age and Age Squared). This should be a pretty straight forward tutorial, especially if you've got...

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sab-R-metrics: Basic Applied Regression (OLS)

February 23, 2011
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sab-R-metrics: Basic Applied Regression (OLS)

Today, I'll again be using a new data set that can be found here at my website (called 'leagueoutcomes.csv'). The data set includes the standings results of the 2009 season for MLB along with average game attendance by team. I'll use this to go over some basic regression techniques and tools in R. Hopefully this...

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sab-R-metrics: Displaying Line Plots and Time Series Data

February 13, 2011
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sab-R-metrics: Displaying Line Plots and Time Series Data

It's been a while since I've had the chance to add anything here, but last time I left everyone with some scatter plots and some customization tools for your graphics. This week will be a little more brief than the last few tutorials and what I'd like to do is show you how to display line graphs for...

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Fixing Up smoothScatter Heat Maps

February 2, 2011
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Fixing Up smoothScatter Heat Maps

A while back, I posted an article using the smoothScatter function in R that builds a color representation of density for scatter plots. When I first found the function, I was extremely excited because it's a very easy and automated way to make a heat...

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sab-R-metrics: Some Extra Visualization Customization

January 31, 2011
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sab-R-metrics: Some Extra Visualization Customization

Last post, I described a number of ways to show your data on a scatter plot. Ricky Zanker at THT has a similar post today for those looking to get some extra exposure and another take on R programming. Today, I plan to extend on this with a little more customization. First, if you've missed...

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