It’s that time of year when we need to start thinking about what R Conferences we would like to (and can!) attend. To help plan your (ahem) work trips, we thought it would be useful to list the upcoming main attractions. We maintain a list of upcomin...
BAGEL SHOP IDEA I was sitting in a bagel shop on Saturday with my 9 year old daughter. We had brought along hexagonal graph paper and a six sided die. We decided that we would choose a hexagon in the middle of the page and then roll the die to determine a direction: 1 up […]
A quick personal note: today is my first day as a member of the Cloud Developer Advocates team at Microsoft! I'll still be blogging and events related to R, and supporting the R community, but now I'll be doing it as a member of a team dedicated to community outreach. As a bit of background, […]
By Gabriel Vasconcelos So I decided to have a quick look at the tuber package to extract YouTube data in R. My cousin is a singer (a hell of a good one) and he has a YouTube channel (dan vasc), … Continue reading →
Statistical models generally assume that All observations are independent from each other The distribution of the residuals follows , irrespective of the values taken by the dependent variable y When any of the two is not observed, more sophisticated modelling approaches are necessary. Let’s consider two hypothetical problems that violate the two respective assumptions, where y […]
It has always been the mission of R developers to connect R to the “good stuff”. As John Chambers puts it in his book Extending R: One of the attractions of R has always been the ability to compute an interesting result quickly. A key motivation for the original S remains as important now: to […]