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Bing hearts World Cup 2014, Google – not so much

July 12, 2014
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Bing hearts World Cup 2014, Google – not so much

While Google has been doing a great job of their front page animations (today's is very nice, illustrating how Brazil and The Netherlands are on their way to Russia for 2018), Bing appears to be far more attentive to actually...

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RDataMining group having 6000 members today

July 5, 2014
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RDataMining group having 6000 members today

RDataMining Group: http://group.rdatamining.com Twitter: @RDataMining Website: http://www.RDataMining.com The RDataMining group has 6000 members today, 5 July 2014. Created in August 2011, this group has developed into a big community with 6000 member within three years. Since its creation, many members … Continue reading →

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Currency Exchange Rate Forecasting with ARIMA and STL

July 3, 2014
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Currency Exchange Rate Forecasting with ARIMA and STL

I have made an example of time series forecasting with R, demonstrating currency exchange rate forecasting with the ARIMA and STL models. The example is easy to understand and follow. R source files are provided to run the example. The … Continue reading →

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%HPGLIMMIX SAS macro is available online at JSS website

July 1, 2014
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%HPGLIMMIX SAS macro is available online at JSS website

My paper "%HPGLIMMIX: A High-Performance SAS Macro for GLMM Estimation" is now available at Journal of Statistical Software website @here.SAS macro and code can also be found there. If you use it, please kindly send me an email so that I know my work i...

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Loading IP Test Data Into Postgres

May 31, 2014
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Loading IP Test Data Into Postgres

Recently, I was trolling around the internet looking for some IP address data to play with.  Fortunately, I stumbled across MaxMind's Geolite Database, which is available for free.    All I have to do is include this notice:This product ...

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Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up an R-Hadoop System

May 30, 2014
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Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up an R-Hadoop System

by Yanchang Zhao RDataMining.com Following my first R-Hadoop system setup guide written in Sept 2013, I have further tested setting up a Hadoop system for running R code, as well as using HBase. I have tested it both on a … Continue reading →

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A Sequence of 9 Courses on Data Science Starts on Coursera on 2 June and 7 July 2014

May 26, 2014
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A Sequence of 9 Courses on Data Science Starts on Coursera on 2 June and 7 July 2014

A sequence of 9 courses on Data Science will start on Coursera on 2 June and 7 July 2014, to be lectured by(Associate/Assistant) Professors of Johns Hopkins University. The courses are designed for students to learn to become Data Scientists … Continue reading →

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A Coursera course on Machine Learning starts on 16 June

May 21, 2014
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A Coursera course on Machine Learning starts on 16 June

A 10-week course on Machine Learning by Andrew Ng from Stanford University will start on Coursera on 16 June. Below are descriptions of the course picked up from Coursera. The course provides a broad introduction to machine learning, data mining, … Continue reading →

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Armed Bandits: A Statistical Approach

May 18, 2014
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This is a continuation of my previous post on multi-armed bandits.  And, I'm guessing there will be at least one more after this.The Multi-Armed Bandit problem is a seemingly simple problem.  A gambler is faced with a row of slot machines, ea...

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CFP: AusDM 2014 – the 12th Australasian Data Mining Conference

May 13, 2014
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CFP: AusDM 2014 – the 12th Australasian Data Mining Conference

********************************************************* 12th Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM 2014) Brisbane, Australia 27-28 November 2014 http://ausdm14.ausdm.org/ ********************************************************* Data Mining is the art and science of intelligent analysis of (usually big) data sets for meaningful insights. Data mining is actively applied across all … Continue reading →

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