R 3.2.0 is released (+ using the installr package to upgrade in Windows OS)
R 3.2.0 (codename ‘Full of Ingredients’) was released yesterday. You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here). The full list of new features and bug fixes is provided below.
The Non-parametric Bootstrap as a Bayesian Model
The non-parametric bootstrap was my first love. I was lost in a muddy swamp of zs, ts and ps when I first saw her. Conceptually beautiful, simple to implement, easy to understand (I thought back then, at least). And when she whispered in my ear, ‘I make no assumptions regarding the underlying distribution’, I was in love. This love lasted roughly a year, but the more I learned about statistical modeling, especially the Bayesian kind, the more suspect I found the bootstrap. It is most often explained as a procedure, not a model, but what are you actually assuming when you ‘sample with replacement’? And what is the underlying model?
UK election 2015 – Interactive map
As Britain approaches its most unpredictable election in decades, the current political map reveals a fragmented country. Can one party break out of its strongholds and win a majority or (more likely, it seems) does another ‘hung parliament’ beckon?
Customize Python Notifications for Finding Apartments and Close NBA Playoff Games
Notification type products have slowly started to rise in popularity as we get closer to the ‘Internet of Everything’. By the year 2025 we’ll get cars that drive you to QFC because they noticed you’re running low on milk and regularly bought it for the last 30 weeks. The correlation of you getting your milk on time leads to you performing better at work and boosting your career growth by 25% over 10 years, or so your refrigerator will report to you every week so. But before that becomes a reality, I’ve got to adjust and write my programs by hand to give me alerts. Companies like Dataminr and IFTTT have capitalized on the notification market but in different industries. (Dataminr mainly for alerting wallstreet people, IFTTT for the common-folk). But customized scraping really has some awesome benefits to it, and this is where I think Kimono has some upside.