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What are the Best Machine Learning Packages in R?

June 6, 2016
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Guest post by Khushbu Shah The most common question asked by prospective data scientists is – “What is the best programming language for Machine Learning?” The answer to this question always results in a debate whether to choose R, Python or MATLAB for Machine Learning. Nobody can, in reality, answer the question as to whether Python or R is best...

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Predictive Bookmaker Consensus Model for the UEFA Euro 2016

May 31, 2016
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(By Achim Zeileis) From 10 June to 10 July 2016 the best European football teams will meet in France to determine the European Champion in the UEFA European Championship 2016 tournament. For the first time 24 teams compete, expanding the format from 16 teams as in the previous five Euro tournaments. For forecasting the winning probability of each team...

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6 new R jobs from around the world (2016-05-24)

May 24, 2016
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6 new R jobs from around the world (2016-05-24)

Here are the new R Jobs for 2016-05-24. To post your R job on the next post Just visit this link and post a new R job to the R community. You can either post a job for free, or pay $50 to have your job featured. Current R jobs Job seekers: please follow the links below to learn more and apply for your R job of interest:...

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Online R courses at Udemy – 30% promo code ($14-$35 per course)

May 16, 2016
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Online R courses at Udemy – 30% promo code ($14-$35 per course)

Udemy is offering readers of R-bloggers access to its global online learning marketplace with a (special) 30% off promo code (price range of $14-$35 per course). This deal is for hundreds of their courses (including many R-Programming, data science, machine learning etc.) use the code RBLOGGERS30 for an extra 30% discount Click here to browse ALL (R and non-R) courses Advanced R courses:  The...

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RZabbix – easy and direct communication with ‘Zabbix API’

May 5, 2016
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(This is a re-post from the R packages mailing list) A week ago a new R packages appeared on CRAN https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/RZabbix/index.html RZabbix is an R interface to the ‘Zabbix API’ data < https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/3.0/manual/api/reference>. Enables easy and direct communication with ‘Zabbix API’ from ‘R’. You can now integrate your Zabbix applications monitoring with reports created in R. Feel free to check...

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11 new R jobs from around the world (2016-05-04)

May 4, 2016
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11 new R jobs from around the world (2016-05-04)

Here are the new R Jobs for 2016-05-04. To post your R job on the next post Just visit this link and post a new R job to the R community. You can either post a job for free, or pay a bit and have your job featured. Current R jobs Job seekers: please follow the links below to learn more and apply for your R job...

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acs version 2.0: an R package to download and analyze data from the US Census

May 4, 2016
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This is a re-post from the R packages mailing list We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of the “acs” package, now available on CRAN <http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/acs/index.html>. The package allows users to download, manipulate, analyze, and present demographic data from the U.S. Census, with special tools and methods to simplify the tasks of working with estimates and standard...

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New R package for K-S goodness-of-fit tests

May 2, 2016
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This is a re-post from the R packages mailing list Greetings, We wanted to announce a new R package ‘KScorrect’ that carries out the Lilliefors correction to the Kolmogorov-Smirnoff test for use in (one-sample) goodness-of-fit tests. It’s well-established it’s inappropriate to use the K-S test when sample statistics are used to estimate parameters, which results in substantially increased Type-II errors....

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rPref 1.0 – Computing Pareto Optima and Database Preferences

April 28, 2016
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This is a re-post from the R packages mailing list Dear R users, the first 1.0 version of the rPref package is now on CRAN. rPref allows to select the Pareto-optimal tuples from a data set, also called Skylines in the database community. For example, optimal tuples from mtcars according to “high(mpg) * high(hp)” (where “*” is the Pareto operator)...

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New package: weightr (v. 1.0.0)

April 26, 2016
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  This is a re-post of Dr. Jack Vevea email to the R packages mailing list Greetings, R users! I’m excited and pleased to announce that the weightr package was released to CRAN today: https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/weightr/ Our package provides a function for meta-analysts to implement the Vevea and Hedges (1995) weight-function model for publication bias in R and, by specifying...

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