May the best bot win - Halite is an artificial intelligence programming challenge. Players control a bot using the programming language of their choice. Bots fight for control of a 2D grid and the bot with the most territory at the end wins. ...

Shiny is awesome, but can be a bit daunting and easy to make mistakes in. I recently came back to Shiny after a hiatus of a few years and it was much more challenging than I feel comfortable admitting. I was making bonehead mistakes like writing something instead of output$something, confusing where to put Output commands vs Render commands, etc....

R just passed another milestone: 10,000 packages on CRAN. From A3 to zyp, from ABC analysis to zero-inflated models – 10,000 R packages mean great variety and methods for almost every use case. On occasion of this event we collected the top 10 R packages in collaboration with the ones who should know best: our …

by Sean Lopp This month’s collection of Tips and Tricks comes from an excellent talk given at the 2017 RStudio::Conf in Orlando by RStudio Software Engineer Kevin Ushey. The slides from his talk are embedded below and cover features from autocompletion to R Markdown shortcuts. Use the left and right arrow keys to change slides.

As I wrote in the previous post, I will continue in describing regression methods, which are suitable for double seasonal (or multi-seasonal) time series. In the previous post about Multiple Linear Regression, I showed how to use “simple” OLS regression method to model double seasonal time series of electricity consumption and use it for accurate forecasting. Interactions...

Quite some years ago, whilst working on the EU Sixth Framework project Euro-limpacs, I organized a workshop on statistical methods for analyzing time series data. One of the sessions was on the analysis of extremes, ably given by Paul Northrop (UCL Department of Statistical Science). That intro certainly whet my appetite but I never quite found the time to...

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