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Gender Roles with Text Mining and N-grams

April 14, 2017
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Gender Roles with Text Mining and N-grams

Today is the one year anniversary of the janeaustenr package’s appearance on CRAN, its cranniversary, if you will. I think it’s time for more Jane Austen here on my blog. via GIPHY I saw this paper by Matthew Jockers and Gabi Kirilloff a number of months ago and the ideas in it have been knocking around in...

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Community workshops

April 14, 2017
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Following on from when we announced the availability of our community workshops, we’ve got three in the next three months that folks can attend. May 19th – Data science project in a day We’ll be in Kiev, Ukraine, doing a The post Community workshops appeared first on Locke Data. Locke Data are a data science consultancy...

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R is for Archaeology: A report on the 2017 Society of American Archaeology meeting

April 14, 2017
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R is for Archaeology: A report on the 2017 Society of American Archaeology meeting

by (https://twitter.com/benmarwick/), Associate Professor of Archaeology, University of Washington and Senior Research Scientist, University of Wollongong The (http://www.saa.org/) is one of the largest professional organisations for archaeologists in the world, and just concluded its annual meeting in Vancouver, BC at the end of March. The R language has been a part of this meeting...

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Some Facts about Jeff Leek

Some Facts about Jeff Leek

Note: What other facts about Jeff Leek do you “know”? Please feel free to click the edit button above and submit a pull request on Github, or tweet with the hashtag #jeffleekfacts. I have not written blog posts for quite a while. It is not because I don’t have anything to write. On the contrary, I...

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Some Facts about Jeff Leek

Some Facts about Jeff Leek

Note: What other facts about Jeff Leek do you “know”? Please feel free to click the edit button above and submit a pull request on Github. I have not written blog posts for quite a while. It is not because I don’t have anything to write. On the contrary, I have a huge amount of things that...

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Choosing R packages for mixed effects modelling based on the car you drive

April 13, 2017
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Choosing R packages for mixed effects modelling based on the car you drive

Choosing R packages for mixed effects modelling based on the car you drive There are many roads you can take to fit a mixed effects model (sometimes termed hierarchical models) in R. There are numerous packages that each deploy different engines to fi...

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Come Fly With Me (well, not really) — Comparing Involuntary Disembarking Rates Across U.S. Airlines in R

April 13, 2017
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Come Fly With Me (well, not really) — Comparing Involuntary Disembarking Rates Across U.S. Airlines in R

By now, word of the forcible deplanement of a medical professional by United has reached even the remotest of outposts in the #rstats universe. Since the news brought this practice to global attention, I found some aggregate U.S. Gov data made a quick, annual, aggregate look at this soon after the incident: Overall annual boarding... Continue reading...

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Dataviz of the week, 12/4/17

April 12, 2017
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Dataviz of the week, 12/4/17

This week, a chart with some Bayesian polemic behind it. Alexander Etz put this on Twitter: He is working on an R package to provide easy Bayesian adjustments for reporting bias with a method by Guan & Vandekerchhove. Imagine a study … Continue reading →

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Sow the seeds, know the seeds

April 11, 2017
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When you do simulations, for instance in R, e.g. drawing samples from a distribution, it’s best to set a random seed via the function set.seed in order to have reproducible results. The function has no default value. I think I mostly use set.seed(1)....

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8th MilanoR Meeting – Presentations, photos and video!

April 10, 2017
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8th MilanoR Meeting – Presentations, photos and video!

Hello R-users <3 The 8th MilanoR Meeting was great! Thank you very much for your interest and participation! A short recap for those who weren't there: the meeting was last Wednesday evening at the Microsoft House (a very nice location, thanks @dr_mattia for your support!). We had two exceptional speakers: Stefano Iacus, member of the R The post

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