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Predicting the length of a hospital stay, with R

March 2, 2017
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Predicting the length of a hospital stay, with R

I haven't been admitted to hospital many times in my life, but every time the only thing I really cared about was: when am I going to get out? It's also a question that weighs heavily on hospital managers: by knowing ahead of time how long each patient's stay is likely to be, they can better manage facilities and...

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Data Science Job Report 2017: R Passes SAS, But Python Leaves Them Both Behind

March 1, 2017
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Data Science Job Report 2017: R Passes SAS, But Python Leaves Them Both Behind

I’ve just updated another section of The Popularity of Data Science Software. It is reproduced below to save you the trouble of reading the entire article. If your organization is looking for training in the R language, you might consider my … Continue reading →

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Building deep neural nets with h2o and rsparkling that predict arrhythmia of the heart

February 27, 2017
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Building deep neural nets with h2o and rsparkling that predict arrhythmia of the heart

Last week, I introduced how to run machine learning applications on Spark from within R, using the sparklyr package. This week, I am showing how to build feed-forward deep neural networks or multilayer perceptrons. The models in this example are built ...

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Announcing community R workshops

February 27, 2017
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A big part of why I’ve launched Locke Data is so that I can give back more to my communities. I want to give more time and more support to others. One of the first steps is doing some activities that give financial support to community groups without damaging my startup cashflow! Community R workshops …

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Preview: R Tools for Visual Studio 1.0

February 23, 2017
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Preview: R Tools for Visual Studio 1.0

After more than a year in preview R Tools for Visual Studio, the open-source extension to the Visual Studio IDE for R programming, is nearing its official release. RTVS Release Candidate 1 is now available for download, giving you the opportunity to try out the new features ahead of the official announcement. We'll cover the features in detail with...

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The Zero Bug

February 21, 2017
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The Zero Bug

I am going to write about an insidious statistical, data analysis, and presentation fallacy I call “the zero bug” and the habits you need to cultivate to avoid it. The zero bug Here is the zero bug in a nutshell: common data aggregation tools often can not “count to zero” from examples, and this causes … Continue...

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rxNeuralNet vs. xgBoost vs. H2O

February 20, 2017
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rxNeuralNet vs. xgBoost vs. H2O

Recently, I did a session at local user group in Ljubljana, Slovenija, where I introduced the new algorithms that are available with MicrosoftML package for Microsoft R Server 9.0.3. For dataset, I have used two from (still currently) running sessions from Kaggle. In the last part, I did image detection and prediction of MNIST dataset … Continue...

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Yes, you can run R in the cloud securely

February 20, 2017
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Yes, you can run R in the cloud securely

Once thought of as the ‘little programming language that could’, R has fundamentally transformed the way data scientists and organisations use their data. It gives businesses the power to leverage big data and develop predictive models that enable action, not … Continue reading →

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Predicting food preferences with sparklyr (machine learning)

February 18, 2017
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Predicting food preferences with sparklyr (machine learning)

This week I want to show how to run machine learning applications on a Spark cluster. I am using the sparklyr package, which provides a handy interface to access Apache Spark functionalities via R. The question I want to address with machine learning ...

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Community Call v13 – How to ask questions so they get answered! Possibly by yourself!

February 17, 2017
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Our Community Call on Tuesday, March 7th, 8-9 AM PST, will cover "How to ask questions so they get answered! Possibly by yourself!". Asking questions about programming is a skill you can develop - we're not just born with it. The speakers will cover some of the background and skills you'll need to increase your chances of having...

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