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With our powers combined! xgboost and pipelearner

February 6, 2017
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With our powers combined! xgboost and pipelearner

@drsimonj here to show you how to use xgboost (extreme gradient boosting) models in pipelearner.  Why a post on xgboost and pipelearner? xgboost is one of the most powerful machine-learning libraries, so there’s a good reason to use it. pipelearner helps to create machine-learning pipelines that make it easy to do cross-fold validation, hyperparameter grid searching, and more....

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Male mortality in Russia and Japan

February 5, 2017
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Male mortality in Russia and Japan

Russia is sadly notorious for its ridiculously high adult male mortality. According to Human Mortality Database data (2010), the probability for a Russian men to survive from 20 to 60 was just 0.64 1. For women the probability is 0.87. This huge gender disproportion in mortality results in a peculiar sex ratio profile (see my old DemoTrends post and...

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The animals of #actuallivingscientists

February 4, 2017
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The animals of #actuallivingscientists

These last days a trending Twitter hashtag was “#actuallivingscientist”, whose origin can be find in this convo and whose original goal was to allow scientists to present themselves to everyone, a sort of #scicomm action. A great initiative, becaus...

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Sex ratios in all countries from Human Mortality Database

February 4, 2017
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Sex ratios in all countries from Human Mortality Database

Sex ratios reflect the two basic regularities of human demographics: 1) there are always more boys being born; 2) males experience higher mortality throughout their life-course. The sex ratio at birth does not vary dramatically1 and is more or less constant at the level of 105-106 boys per 100 girls. Hence, differences in the sex ratio profiles of countries...

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Nice graphic? Are they taking the p…

February 4, 2017
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Nice graphic? Are they taking the p…

Yes, it started with a tweet: Nice graphic on urine components via https://t.co/sfuXNB02sF pic.twitter.com/vhVLahQ8su — Metabolomics (@metabolomics) January 31, 2017 By what measure is this a “nice graphic”? First, the JPEG itself is low-quality. Second, it contains spelling and numerical errors (more on that later). And third…do I have to spell this out…those are 3D … Continue...

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RPushbullet 0.3.0

February 3, 2017
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RPushbullet 0.3.0

A major new update of the RPushbullet package is now on CRAN. RPushbullet interfacing the neat Pushbullet service for inter-device messaging, communication, and more. It lets you easily send alerts like the one to the to your browser, phone, tablet,...

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Recreating RView’s ”Reproducible Finance With R: Sector Correlations”

Recreating RView’s ”Reproducible Finance With R: Sector Correlations”

The folks at RStudio have a segment on their RViews blog, “Reproducible Finance with R”, one that we at Business Science are very fond of! In the spirit of reproducibility, we thought that it would be appropriate to recreate the RViews post, “Rep...

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A look back at the year in R and Microsoft

February 1, 2017
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Thomas Dinsmore's ML/DL blog recently concluded a look back on significant advancements in data science, machine learning and deep learning — many of which involved R and/or Microsoft. Here are those highlights (reproduced with permission): The R Project R and Python maintained their leadership as primary tools for open data science. The Python versus R debate continued amid an...

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Staying Current in Bioinformatics & Genomics: 2017 Edition

February 1, 2017
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A while back I wrote this post about how I stay current in bioinformatics & genomics. That was nearly five years ago. A lot has changed since then. A few links are dead. Some of the blogs or Twitter accounts I mentioned have shifted focus or haven?...

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Taking steps (in XML)

February 1, 2017
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Taking steps (in XML)

So the votes are in: Your established blog is mostly about your work. Your work changes. Do you continue at the current blog or start a new one? — Neil Saunders (@neilfws) January 23, 2017 I thank you, kind readers. So here’s the plan: (1) keep blogging here as frequently as possible (perhaps monthly), (2) … Continue...

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