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Factor Analysis in R with Psych Package: Measuring Consumer Involvement

January 18, 2019
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Factor Analysis in R with Psych Package: Measuring Consumer Involvement

The post Factor Analysis in R with Psych Package: Measuring Consumer Involvement appeared first on The Lucid Manager. The first step for anyone who wants to promote or sell something is to understand the psychology of potential customers. Getting into the minds of consumers is often problematic because measuring psychological traits is a complex task. Researchers have developed many parameters...

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5½ Reasons to Ditch Spreadsheets for Data Science: Code is Poetry

December 10, 2018
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5½ Reasons to Ditch Spreadsheets for Data Science: Code is Poetry

The post 5½ Reasons to Ditch Spreadsheets for Data Science: Code is Poetry appeared first on The Lucid Manager. When I studied civil engineering some decades ago, we solved all our computing problems by writing code. Writing in BASIC or PASCAL, I could quickly perform fundamental engineering analysis, such as reinforced concrete beams, with my home-brew software library. Soon after...

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Discourse Network Analysis: Undertaking Literature Reviews in R

November 14, 2018
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Discourse Network Analysis: Undertaking Literature Reviews in R

Literature reviews are the cornerstone of science. Keeping abreast of developments within any given field of enquiry has become increasingly difficult given the enormous amounts of new research. Databases and search technology have made finding relevant literature easy but, keeping a coherent overview of the discourse within a field of enquiry is an ever more … Continue reading "Discourse...

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Celebrate Halloween with Creepy Computer Games in R

October 27, 2018
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Celebrate Halloween with Creepy Computer Games in R

In the 1980s I spent my time writing code on my 8-bit ZX81 and Atari computers. I learnt everything I know about programming from copying and modifying printed code listings from books with computer games. The games in these books are mostly simple text-based games, but the authors gave them enticing names, often imaginatively illustrated … Continue reading "Celebrate...

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Geocoding with ggmap and the Google API

October 9, 2018
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Geocoding with ggmap and the Google API

Some of the most popular articles on the Devil is in the Data show how to visualise spatial data creatively. In the old days, obtaining latitude and longitude required a physical survey, with Google maps, this has become a lot easier. The geocode function from the ggmap package extracts longitude and latitude from Google maps, … Continue reading "Geocoding...

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Flat Earth Mathematics in the R Language

September 1, 2018
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Flat Earth Mathematics in the R Language

I am soon embarking on a trip around the world to speak at the World Water Congress in Tokyo, visit family and friends in the Netherlands and some tourism in San Francisco. One of the workshops I am involved with is about Fake News in the water industry. Fake news and conspiracies are threatening western … Continue reading "Flat...

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Call Centre Workforce Planning Using Erlang C in R language

July 18, 2018
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Call Centre Workforce Planning Using Erlang C in R language

We all hate the experience of calling a service provider and being placed on hold for a very long time. Organisations that take their level of service seriously plan their call centres so that the waiting times for customers is within acceptable limits. Having said this, making people wait for something can in some instances increase the level of...

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Call Centre Workforce Planning Using Erlang C in R language

July 18, 2018
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Call Centre Workforce Planning Using Erlang C in R language

We all hate the experience of calling a service provider and being placed on hold for a very long time. Organisations that take their level of service seriously plan their call centres so that the waiting times for customers is within acceptable limits. Having said this, making people wait for something can in some instances increase the level of...

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Euler Problem 33: Digit Cancelling Fractions and Ford Circles

July 8, 2018
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Euler Problem 33: Digit Cancelling Fractions and Ford Circles

Euler Problem 33 takes us back to the world of fractions from our primary school days. Many kids hate and struggle learning about fractions but once you master... The post Euler Problem 33: Digit Cancelling Fractions and Ford Circles appeared first on The Lucid Manager.

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The Devil is in the Data is moving

July 4, 2018
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Dear readers, I have been consolidating my online presence and the Devil is in the Data blog has moved to the Lucid Manager website. This will be the last post on this domain and I hope to see you again... Continue Reading → The post The Devil is in the Data is moving appeared first on The Devil is in...

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