Monthly Archive: July 2017
In my talk at useR! earlier this month, I emphasized the fact that a major impediment to obtaining good speed from parallelizing an algorithm is systems overhead of various kinds,...continue reading.
I have written the following post about Social Network Analysis and Topic Modeling of codecentric’s Twitter friends and followers for codecentric’s blog: Recently, Matthias Radtke has written a very nice...continue reading.
This an introductory tutorial on web scraping in Python. All that is required to follow along is a basic understanding of the Python programming language.continue reading.
Hello R-users, On June 29th we had the great pleasure to host the RStudio in Milano at Impact Hub. It went absolutely well with great participation, thank you all! This...continue reading.
To arrange multiple ggplot2 graphs on the same page, the standard R functions – par() and layout() – cannot be used. The basic solution is to use the gridExtra R...continue reading.
Ever since I read about Monty Hall problem in “The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives” book by Leonard Mlodinow from of the California Institute of Technology, I always wanted...continue reading.
The MODIStsp website, which lay abandoned since several months on github pages, recently underwent a major overhaul thanks to pkgdown. The new site is now available at http://lbusett.github.io/MODIStsp/We hope that the revised...continue reading.
R Documentation at Stack Overflow One of the nice features of R is the ease of data acquisition. I am now working on the examples of data acquisition form different...continue reading.
The Ecosystems chapter of my Empirical software engineering book has been added to the draft pdf (download here). I don’t seem to be able to get away from rewriting everything,...continue reading.
In the modern history, the world has seen unprecedented decrease in human mortality – the result of the Demographic Transition. Initially, the improvements occurred only in the most developed societies,...continue reading.