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Deceit in Politics; An Analysis of PolitiFact Data

November 7, 2016
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Deceit in Politics; An Analysis of PolitiFact Data

Naturally, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been accused of lying; if I had told you in 2012 that both candidates from both political parties were being accused of lies, you would likely have given me a blank, disinterested stare; this alone is not shocking. What is shocking, though, is the level of deceit…Read more Deceit...

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RStudio v1.0 released

November 7, 2016
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When the RStudio first came on the scene in February 2011, there wasn't much in the way of tools for developers using the R language. The R GUI on Windows and Mac had a basic code-editing window, and there were a couple of menu-based GUIs like Rattle and R Commander that were aimed more at those who would prefer...

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Announcing RStudio v1.0!

November 2, 2016
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Announcing RStudio v1.0!

Today we’re very pleased to announce the availability of RStudio Version 1.0! Version 1.0 is our 10th major release since the initial launch in February 2011 (see the full release history below), and our biggest ever! Highlights include: Authoring tools for R Notebooks. Integrated support for the sparklyr package (R interface to Spark). Performance profiling via

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Asynchronous and Distributed Programming in R with the Future Package

November 2, 2016
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Asynchronous and Distributed Programming in R with the Future Package

Every now and again someone comes along and writes an R package that I consider to be a ‘game changer’ for the language and it’s application to Data Science. For example, I consider dplyr one such package as it has … Continue reading →

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Naive Bayes: A Generative Model and Big Data Classifier

November 2, 2016
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Becoming The Intern

October 30, 2016
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Becoming The Intern

I was not always this famous… And with this I mean that a year ago only my colleagues knew I did stuff in R and now I’m reaching a slightly wider audience. Some of this is definitely due to me interning for Hadley Wickham and helping prepare the ne...

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The Bayesian approach to ridge regression

The Bayesian approach to ridge regression

In a previous post, we demonstrated that ridge regression (a form of regularized linear regression that attempts to shrink the beta coefficients toward zero) can be super-effective at combating overfitting and lead to a greatly more generalizable model. This approach… Continue reading →

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Book Review: Computer Age Statistical Inference

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FiveThirtyEight’s polling data for the US Presidential election

October 28, 2016
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FiveThirtyEight’s polling data for the US Presidential election

3,000+ voting intention surveys Like many others around the world, I have been watching with interest the democratic process in the United States of America. One of the most influential and watched websites is FiveThirtyEight.com, headed by Nate Silv...

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Mapping EFSA’s food consumption data with tmap

October 27, 2016
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Mapping EFSA’s food consumption data with tmap

Disclaimer The opinions expressed in the article are those of the author(s) only, and may not necessarily represent the views of EFSA or of any other EU Institution or body. EFSA’s food consumption data The European Food Safety Authority collects food consumption data from all EU countries and and integrates them in their database. The data is based on country specific surveys, in which...

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