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College redux

September 7, 2015
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College redux

What's all this talk about Bayesian Inference the kids are spreading on Snapchat? You too can get in on the conversation. Learning modern statistics made fun and easy! Brought to you by Dataman. 

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Slowing things down

July 28, 2015
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Slowing things down

Every week there's another top 10 list of some sort. Top 10 brunch spots, top 10 countries to visit, and top 10 reasons to vote for the Donald. In this episode, I provide my own top 10 list - this one, for places to live!

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What’s in a Combine?

February 18, 2015
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What’s in a Combine?

They sprint, they jump, they lift. Does any of it matter come draft day? Click through to read my take on the matter. Predicting NFL draft picks based on their combine results!

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From Markdown to LaTeX output using RMarkdown.

January 28, 2015
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From Markdown to LaTeX output using RMarkdown.

I’ve been working on the ggRandomForests vignettes pretty consistently now. I’m writing the randomForestSRC-Survival vignette in LaTeX with the knitr vignette engine. I wrote the the randomForestSRC-Regression vignette in markdown. I’ve decided to upload the Regression vignette to arXiv for… Continue reading →

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Testing, testing, testing!

January 8, 2015
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Testing, testing, testing!

R testthat unit tests with GitHub, Travis-CI continuous integration and the covr package for Coveralls code coverage. I’ve been working pretty hard on getting the ggRandomForests package wrapped up so I can work on some other projects that have as… Continue reading →

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Another release day: ggRandomForests V1.1.3

January 8, 2015
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Another release day: ggRandomForests V1.1.3

Continuing progress with the vignettes mean bug fixes in the code. Plus I’m presenting the regression random forest vignette to the stats group here tomorrow. http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/ggRandomForests/index.html I’ve got another blog post percolating that will detail the biggest change in this… Continue reading →

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Christmas release: ggRandomForests V1.1.2

December 28, 2014
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Christmas release: ggRandomForests V1.1.2

I’ve posted a new release of the ggRandomForests: Visually Exploring Random Forests to CRAN at (http://cran.r-project.org/package=ggRandomForests) The biggest news is the inclusion of some holiday reading – a ggRandomForests package vignette! ggRandomForests: Visually Exploring a Random Forest for Regression The vignette… Continue reading →

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Are you hardcore?

December 27, 2014
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Are you hardcore?

Keep warm while cycling in the winter months with these tips from the Dataman! (tl; dr invest in warm gloves and cotton socks)

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ggRandomForests: Visually Exploring random forests. V1.1.1 release.

December 13, 2014
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ggRandomForests: Visually Exploring random forests. V1.1.1 release.

Release early and often. http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/ggRandomForests/index.html I may have been aggressive numbering the first CRAN release at v1.0, but there’s no going back now. The design of the feature set is complete even if the code has some catching up to… Continue reading →

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Look! It’s your data!

December 10, 2014
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Look! It’s your data!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how many tables are a single visualization worth? Exploratory data analysis is a great way to see what is and is not in your dataset. I work in a hospital research… Continue reading →

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