Montreal R User Group meetup Nov. 14th

October 29, 2012 | Corey Chivers

After a bit of a summer lull, the Montreal R User Group is meeting up again! We’re trying out a new venue this time. Notman House is the home of the web in Montreal. They hold hackathons and other tech user group meetups, and they are all around great ... [Read more...]

Splitting and Combining R pdf Graphics

October 7, 2012 | tylerrinker

A question that often comes across various help lists is how to combine or split an output from an R graphics device. Maybe you have looped/combined multiple visuals into a single pdf to avoid cluttering your working directory and now … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Mapping Bike Accidents in R

September 14, 2012 | Corey Chivers

At last weekend’s Hack Ta Ville event here in Montreal, I joined up with some talented urban planners and web devs to realize Vélobstacles. The idea of the project is to crowd source information on cycling conditions around the city. As with any crowd sourcing project, we were ... [Read more...]

Walmart Invasion

August 26, 2012 | Corey Chivers

As an invasion biologist, the process of spatial spread is at the heart of what I do. When I came across this dataset of Walmart store openings since 1962 I couldn’t help but see it as an invasion front which looks a lot like a biological invasion or (albeit slow) ... [Read more...]

The essence of a handwritten digit

August 13, 2012 | Corey Chivers

If you haven’t yet discovered the competitive machine learning site, please do so now. I’ll wait. Great – so, you checked it out, fell in love and have made it back. I recently downloaded the data for the getting started competition. It consists of 42000 labelled images (28×28) of ... [Read more...]

useR 2012: impressions, tutorials

June 19, 2012 | civilstat

First of all, useR 2012 (the 8th International R User Conference) was, hands down, the best-organized conference I’ve had the luck to attend. The session chairs kept everything moving on time, tactfully but sternly; the catering was delicious and varied; … Continue reading → [Read more...]

useR 2012: my materials

June 14, 2012 | civilstat

Just a quick note that I’ve posted the slides, code, and dataset from my useR 2012 talk. I’m having a great time here in Nashville and will write up a conference review soon, with links to the many excellent packages … Continue reading → [Read more...]

More Bixi Data Visualization

May 17, 2012 | Corey Chivers

I mentioned in a previous post that our team at the recent Hack/Reduce hackathon had some fun with a data set which consisted of Bixi station states at minute level temporal resolution. In addition to pulling out and plotting the flux at each station on an hourly basis, we ...
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Visualization in regression analysis

February 23, 2012 | arthur charpentier

Visualization is a key to success in regression analysis. This is one of the (many) reasons I am also suspicious when I read an article with a quantitative (econometric) analysis without any graph. Consider for instance the following dataset, obtai... [Read more...]
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