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New year resolution

January 12, 2017
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New year resolution

Now that the Christmas break is just a distant memory (Marta would say that I am quite happy with that $-$ she thinks I’m like the Grinch around the Christmas holiday. And she is right), I’ve given way to my new year’s resolution of finally, properly packaging our two R packages that aren’t on CRAN yet. The first one is...

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Nomen omen

December 8, 2016
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Nomen omen

After resisting this for way too long, I’ve finally decided it was time to release more widely a couple of the R packages I’ve been working on $-$ I’ve put them on GitHub, hence the mug… In both cases, while I think the packages do work nicely, I am still not sure they are ready for an official release on...

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Shiny happy people in the land of the Czar

October 6, 2016
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Shiny happy people in the land of the Czar

During the summer, we’ve worked silently but relentlessly to set up a departmental server that could run R-Shiny applications. There’s a bunch of us in the department doing work on R and producing packages and so we thought it’d be a good idea to disseminate our research. Which is just as well, as I’ve been nominated “2020 REF Impact Czar”,...

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Finish line (nearly)

July 14, 2016
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Finish line (nearly)

We are very close to the finish line $-$ that’s being able to finally submit the BCEA book to the editor (Springer). This has been a rather long journey, but I think the current version (I dread using the word “final” just yet…) is very good, I think. We’ve managed to respond to all the reviewers’ comments, which to be...

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BCEA 2.2-3 is out

May 21, 2016
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I think the newest release of BCEA, our R package to standardise and post-process the output of a health economic model, is now available from CRAN $-$ in fact, the source code is also available here. The package is rather stable, so the changes aren’t many, but the few ones are quite substantial, I think. In particular, we’ve now...

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How to be Bayesian and spare yourself a dreadful afternoon with your stupid football team losing the derby

May 8, 2016
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How to be Bayesian and spare yourself a dreadful afternoon with your stupid football team losing the derby

Yesterday was the second-last game of the Italian Serie A; I’ve been a Sampdoria supported since I was 12 \(-\) at that time, they were starting to become one of the best clubs in Serie A (and that was back in the 80’s when Serie A was arguably the...

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Short course on Statistical Methods for the Value of Information Analysis

March 10, 2016
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We’re now ready to start the advertisement for our short course on Statistical Methods for the Value of Information Analysis (I’ve posted about this here). The course will be at UCL from the 8th to the 9th of June, later this year. I think we have been lucky to secure some funding and so it will be relatively cheap...

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Semi-finished

March 2, 2016
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Semi-finished

I’ve finally managed to have a reasonably functional release for SWSamp, my package for simulation-based sample size calculations, specifically (but not necessarily just!) for a Stepped Wedge design trial. There are still a few details that we need to polish and more importantly we need to work on the documentation, which is not great, at the moment. I do...

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I will survive!

January 24, 2016
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Here’s a very long post, to make up for the recent silence on the blog… Lately, I’ve been working on a new project involving the use of survival analysis data and results, specifically for health economic evaluation (cue Cake’s rendition below). I have to say I’m not really a massive expert on survival analysis, in the sense...

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The guide

January 3, 2016
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The guide

Before and over the Christmas break, Christina and I have done some more work on our bmeta package, which I’ve already mentioned in another post, here $-$ well, to be fair, Christina has done most of the work; I was being annoying suggesting changes to the maths formatting and thinking about potential new plots or additions just one second...

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