Misleading Statistics: Too much risk without a financial adviser?

November 22, 2011 | BioStatMatt

This popular article references a report by financial consulting firms that makes a fairly convincing argument (even though they mostly neglect inferential statistics, and some parts of their argument are misleading, or otherwise not convincing) that 401(k) participants who accept "help" from financial experts take less risk and have better ... [Read more...]

RStudio Update

October 27, 2011 | jjallaire

With R 2.14 slated to be released next week we wanted to encourage everyone planning to upgrade to also update to the latest release of RStudio (v0.94.110). For R 2.14 users this release includes tweaks related to compatibility with the R 2.14 graphics engine as well as compatibility with the new parallel package. ... [Read more...]

RStudio Beta 3 (v0.94)

June 14, 2011 | jjallaire

RStudio Beta 3 (v0.94) is available for download today. The goal for this release was to refine and improve our core features based on the feedback we’ve gotten on our first two betas. Highlights of the new release include: Source editor enhancements — New editor features include brace/paren/quote matching, ... [Read more...]

RStudio Beta 2 (v0.93)

April 11, 2011 | jjallaire

RStudio Beta 2 (v0.93) is available for download today. We’ve gotten incredibly helpful input from the R community and this release reflects a lot of that feedback. The release notes have the full details on what’s new. Some of the highlights include: Source Editor Enhancements Highlight all instances of ... [Read more...]

NYT: SAS threatened by R

November 23, 2009 | Stephen Turner

The New York Times had an interesting piece yesterday about how SAS is facing several business threats from companies like the recently IBM-acquired SPSS, and from burgeoning interest in open-source software like R.  The NYT ran an entire article about R earlier this year, and this article discusses how SAS ... [Read more...]

Bioconductor 2.5 is out

October 29, 2009 | Paolo

For all bioinformaticians and R users out there: the Bioconductor project  for the analysis and comprehension of genomic data is out! A lot of interesting new stuff! See the full announcement here.
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Comprehensive Change Detection Suite: Free & Available

October 15, 2009 | jennarussell

October 2009 Open Data Group has launched a changed detection project on Google Code, This is an introduction and demonstration of using open source software and the Data Mining Group’s Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML) standard to perform data analytics.  Specifically, we show how ... [Read more...]

NYT: In Simulation Work, the Demand Is Real

June 16, 2009 | Stephen Turner

The New York Times published this interesting article on how the ability to design and perform computer simulations is a highly marketable skill for careers across many disciplines.In methodology development we use simulation nearly every day. We've developed our own specialized genetic data simulation software, genomeSIMLA, that's freely available ... [Read more...]
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