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R's Garden of Probability Distributions

R's Garden of Probability Distributions | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
by Joseph Rickert If you type ?Distributions at the R console you get a list of the 21 probability distributions included in the stats package that ships with base R.
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Tools for using and learning R, mostly for computational and data journalists, but everyone's welcome!
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Creating Reproducible Software Environments with Packrat

Creating Reproducible Software Environments with Packrat | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
Open science has grown tremendously in the past few years. While there's still a long way to go, the availability of data, software, and other materials is making it possible to re-use these produc...
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Creating an Interactive Map of Craft Breweries in VA Using the plotly R Package

Creating an Interactive Map of Craft Breweries in VA Using the plotly R Package | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
Well folks, another new year's resolution down the drain. I was initially shooting for a post each month for 2014. More projects came. Plates were full. Plates were emptied. More plates were filled...
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RStudio presents Essential Tools for Data Science with R

RStudio presents Essential Tools for Data Science with R | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
The RStudio team recently rolled out new capabilities in RStudio, shiny, ggvis, dplyr, knitr, R Markdown, and packrat.
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Is rainfall reporting endogenous to conflict?

For my paper on the impact of social insurance on the dynamics of conflict in India, I use some new remote sensed weather data. The data comes from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellites. The satellite carries a set of five instr
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Global Weather Comparison

Global Weather Comparison | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
Compare climates from around the world based on NOAA temperature and precipitation data for the past 50 years. Select a city from the drop-down or click one of the circles to compare global weather to that location.
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Fostering the Next Generation of Data-driven Open Science with R - YouTube

Karthik Ram http://video.open-bio.org/video/18/fostering-the-next-generation-of-data-driven-open (.@_inundata on " Fostering the Next Generation of Data-driven Open Science with #rstats " http://t.co/fGr1DhEVlQ...
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More or Less Numbers: Syrian Refugee Density in Lebanon

More or Less Numbers: Syrian Refugee Density in Lebanon | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
Refugees, Syria, Lebanon, R
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A Look Into Free Masonry: R & CartoDB

A Look Into Free Masonry: R & CartoDB | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
A few days ago I was sorting through some old pictures from my time in Michigan and I came across a picture, the symbol of the Free Masons: I remember running into Masons all the time in Detroit and suburbs of Detroit and thinking it was a bit...
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Reproducible computing with rctrack: Software package addresses fundamental scientific challenges of Big Data era.

Reproducible computing with rctrack: Software package addresses fundamental scientific challenges of Big Data era. | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
Published descriptions of data sets and analysis procedures are helpful ways to ensure scientific results are reproducible. Unfortunately the collection and provision of this information is often p...
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Buster - a new R package for bagging hierarchical clustering

Buster - a new R package for bagging hierarchical clustering | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
I recently found myself a bit stuck. I needed to cluster some data. The distances between the data points were not representable in Euclidean space so I had to use hierarchical clustering. But then...
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mages' blog: googleVis 0.5.3 released

mages' blog: googleVis 0.5.3 released | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
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asdfree by anthony damico: analyze the demographic and health surveys (dhs) with r

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Identify Sleepers in Fantasy Football using Statistics and Wisdom of the Crowd - Fantasy Football Analytics

Identify Sleepers in Fantasy Football using Statistics and Wisdom of the Crowd - Fantasy Football Analytics | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
In this post, I demonstrate how to statistically identify sleepers in fantasy football using the wisdom of the crowd. The R Scripts The R Script for the “Wisdom of the[...]
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Extracting North American Mesoscale (NAM) Model Data with rNOMADS using DODS

Extracting North American Mesoscale (NAM) Model Data with rNOMADS using DODS | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
The (relatively) recent upgrade of rNOMADS to version 2.0.0 allows cross platform support for downloading atmospheric and oceanic operational model data into R via the GrADS-DODS system.  However, ...
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Quick start regex for analysts: Part III Cleaning up a messy dataset

Quick start regex for analysts: Part III Cleaning up a messy dataset | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
In my third post on regex skills for analysts we’ll look at how we put the skills we learnt in part I and part II to use with a simple exercise. We are often faced with a messy datasets in a text format.
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Discontinuity Bayesian Forecasting

Discontinuity Bayesian Forecasting | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
I’m finalizing a paper presentation for the ABCP meeting, where I explore poor polling forecast in local elections in Brazil. I drew upon the Jackman (2005)’s paper “Pooling the Polls” to explore a bit about “house effects” in the Brazilian context.
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Implementing mclapply() on Windows: a primer on embarrassingly parallel computation on multicore systems with R

Implementing mclapply() on Windows: a primer on embarrassingly parallel computation on multicore systems with R | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
An easy way to run R code in parallel on a multicore system is with the mclapply() function. Unfortunately, mclapply() does not work on Windows machines because the mclapply() implementation relies...
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Team Streaks, Part II

Team Streaks, Part II | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
In the previous post, we found the lengths of all winning and losing streaks of teams during a particular season. Here we look more carefully at the significance of clumpy win sequences and clumpy loss sequences.
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R Markdown for Scholarly Communication? - PLOS Tech

R Markdown for Scholarly Communication? - PLOS Tech | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
Open question: how much longer will researchers be limited to submitting manuscripts in formats like Word or LaTeX to STM journals?
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Today! NLP Toolkit: Python and R

Today! NLP Toolkit: Python and R | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
Data Community DC (DC2) is holding a joint meetup with Statistical Programming DC, Data Wranglers DC, and Natural Language Processing DC. The topic: Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools.
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R 3.1.1 Released - Release Notes

R 3.1.1 Released - Release Notes | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
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Visualising cluster stability using Sankey diagrams

Visualising cluster stability using Sankey diagrams | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
I wanted a way of understanding how a clustering solution will change as more data points are added to the dataset on which it is built.
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meteoForecast, a package to obtain NWP-WRF forecasts in R

meteoForecast, a package to obtain NWP-WRF forecasts in R | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model is a numerical weather prediction (NWP) system. NWP refers to the simulation and prediction of the atmosphere with a computer model, and WRF is a set of software for this.
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Team Streaks, Part I

Team Streaks, Part I | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
The media and baseball fans get fascinated with team winning and losing streaks and the significance of streaks that seem long. One of the subplots in the move Moneyball was the 20-game winning str...
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An R package that automatically collects ... [BMC Bioinformatics. 2014] - PubMed - NCBI

An R package that automatically collects ... [BMC Bioinformatics. 2014] - PubMed - NCBI | R for Journalists | Scoop.it
PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
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