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Mapping medical cannabis dispensaries: from PDF table to Google Map with R

August 16, 2016
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Mapping medical cannabis dispensaries: from PDF table to Google Map with R

by Sheri Gilley, Microsoft Senior Software Engineer In 2014, Illinois passed into law the creation of a medical cannabis pilot program. As my son has cancer and marijuana could greatly help with some of his symptoms, we eagerly applied for a card when registration was available early in 2015. The first dispensaries were not available until November 2015. At...

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Can you nest parallel operations in R?

August 15, 2016
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When we teach parallel programming in R we start with the basic use of parallel (please see here for example). This is, in our opinion, a necessary step before getting into clever notation and wrapping such as doParallel and foreach. Only then do the students have a sufficiently explicit interface to frame important questions about … Continue...

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So you want to be a data scientist

August 10, 2016
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So you want to be a data scientist

From HuffingtonPostThe New York Times made it look so easy. Take a few courses in data science and a web-based startup will readily pay top dollars for your newly acquired skills.Since the McKinsey Global Institute reported on the impending shortage of data crunchers, the wanna be data scientists are searching for...

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Counting [U.S.] Expatriation with R (a.k.a. a Decade of Desertion)

August 8, 2016
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Counting [U.S.] Expatriation with R (a.k.a. a Decade of Desertion)

If you’re even remotely following the super insane U.S. 2016 POTUS circus election you’ve no doubt seen a resurgence of “if X gets elected, I’m moving to Y” claims by folks who are “anti” one candidate or another. The Washington Examiner did a story on last quarter’s U.S. expatriation numbers. I didn’t realize we had... Continue reading...

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Finding possible class schedules

August 1, 2016
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Finding possible class schedules

Over the weekend my brother wanted to figure out his class schedule for the next semester. He is a veterinary medicine and zootechnology student at UNAM. For this upcoming semester there is a set of classes he has to take and each has 8 or so instructo...

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Let’s be Faster and more Parallel in R with doParallel package

July 23, 2016
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Let’s be Faster and more Parallel in R with doParallel package

Recently and only recently, I have been exposed to large data structures, objects like data frames that are as big as 100MB in size (if you don't know, you can find out the size of an object with object.size(one_object) command). When you come from another background to

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Don’t miss Hadley Wickham’s Master R Workshop September 12 and 13 in NYC

July 22, 2016
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Don’t miss Hadley Wickham’s Master R Workshop September 12 and 13 in NYC

New York City is a wonderful place to be most of the time but especially in September! If you live or work in the city or just want a good business reason to visit, consider joining RStudio Chief Data Scientist Hadley Wickham in the heart of Manhattan on September 12th and 13th, just by Times Square

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Introducing the Microsoft Data Science Summit, Sep 26-27

July 21, 2016
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Microsoft has a brand-new conference, exclusively for data scientists, big data engineers, and machine learning practitioners. The Microsoft Data Science Summit, to be held in Atlanta GA, September 26-27, will feature talks and lab sessions from Microsoft engineers and thought leaders on using data science techniques and Microsoft technology, applied to real-world problems. Included in the agenda are several...

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EARL 2016 London Workshops Selling Fast

July 18, 2016
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EARL 2016 London Workshops Selling Fast

A Great Choice of Workshops With less than two months to go until EARL2016 in London, the Workshops are filling up fast and this year for the first time we are offering workshops to non-conference attendees. The UK’s only R Conference this year … Continue reading →

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Webinar: Model-Based Machine Learning and Probabilistic Programming using RStan

July 16, 2016
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Webinar: Model-Based Machine Learning and Probabilistic Programming using RStan

I am glad to announce that I shall be presenting a live webinar with Domino Data Labs on July 20, 2016 from 11:00 – 11:30 AM PST on Model-Based Machine Learning and Probabilistic Programming using RStan. If you are interested in adopting machine learning but are overwhelmed by the vast amount of learning algorithms, this webinar will show

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