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January 22, 2013
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As long as I can't find the time to post my newest adventuRes, why don't you check out the great collection of other R-blogs on the web:www.r-bloggers.com Have fun!

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"The Dude" takes the Tarantino threshold

January 15, 2013
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"The Dude" takes the Tarantino threshold

Just as a quick reply to a friend of mine who suggested testing the swearing capabilities of The Dude:Click to enlarge.As you can see, "The Big Lebowski" (2.79 % swear words) takes the Tarantino threshold (0.98 %) easily, but it's no match against "Res...

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Fun stuff with subtitles or "The Tarantino Threshold"

January 13, 2013
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Fun stuff with subtitles or "The Tarantino Threshold"

Fortunately, there is a page called www.opensubtitles.org, where you can get subtitle (.SRT) files for virtually every movie. Now let's see what we can do with these. SRT files are in plain text format (human readable) and can thus be read quite easily...

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Creating PDFs and websites with the "knitr" package

November 27, 2012
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Just a fast note: I came across the R-package "knitr" which enables you to generate PDF files by mixing LaTeX and R code in one document. The result looks very nice and is great to create documentations, manuals and so on. I find knitr much easier to u...

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Josh vs. himself (or: Firefly > all)

October 22, 2012
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Josh vs. himself (or: Firefly > all)

For Jan...I've got no data for "S.H.I.E.L.D." :(Maybe, but just maybe, "Firefly" gets the way-to-early-cancelled bonus by the voting community.

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Going to the Movies…

October 22, 2012
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Going to the Movies…

Today, let us have a look at movies. The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has some data dumps available on their website. It's a subset of the information available on the IMDb site, but it's more than enough. I will spare you my code to convert these da...

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Soccer is all about money (?) – Part 3: More plots & analyses

October 19, 2012
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Soccer is all about money (?) – Part 3: More plots & analyses

Let's play around a bit more with the dataset we built in Part 1 of this series.Now we are going to compare data from more championships in Europe.Let's check out the first divisions from the following countries:- Germany (1. Bundesliga)- England (Premier League)- Spain (Primera División)- Italy (Serie A)- France (League 1)If you want to replicate the following steps,...

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Soccer is all about money (?) – Part 2: Simple analyses

October 18, 2012
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Soccer is all about money (?) – Part 2: Simple analyses

Alright, now we have all the data we need in one dataframe. To make this code work, I assume you ran the code from Part 1. We need the dataframe big.tab.All the data presented here is based on the data from 18/10/2012. You can run an analysis with the actual data or I can do it at some point...

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Soccer is all about money (?) – Part 1: Getting the Data

October 18, 2012
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Teams with more money always win, right? At least they have a bigger chance of having success in their national championship. Let's look into that...NOTE: If you are not interested in the details of programming with R or getting data from the internet with it, you want to skip this post and have a look at Part 2.First, we...

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Let’s go! (and Disclaimer)

September 12, 2012
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Let's get that started ...Fun stuff with R coming soon!Disclaimer beforehand:The analyses I'll present are not meant to be taken too seriously in a scientific way. I just wanna show what you can do with R as a programming language, basic statistics and...

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