## A one-day course in using Stata and R together

I am going to be giving this course on 17 August this year. It is organised by my company BayesCamp … Morecontinue reading.

I am going to be giving this course on 17 August this year. It is organised by my company BayesCamp … Morecontinue reading.

I came across a stackoverflow post the other day touching on first differencing and decided to write a quick review of the topic as well as related random effects and...continue reading.

From HuffingtonPostThe New York Times made it look so easy. Take a few courses in data science and a web-based startup will readily pay top dollars for your newly acquired skills.Since the McKinsey...continue reading.

The recent flare-up in discussions on p-values inspired me to conduct a brief simulation study. In particularly, I wanted to illustrate just how p-values vary with different effect and sample sizes. Here are...continue reading.

Earlier this month, IBM Press and Pearson have published my book titled: Getting Started with Data Science: Making Sense of Data with Analytics. You can download sample pages, including a...continue reading.

In the world of big data and real-time analytics, Microsoft users are still living with the constraints of the bygone days of little data and basic numeracy.If you happen to...continue reading.

Are you in Montreal and curious about big data? Well here is your chance to attend a session about the same at Concordia University on Tuesday, Nov. 03 at 6:00...continue reading.

I don’t understand why any researcher would choose not to use panel/multilevel methods on panel/hierarchical data. Let’s take the following linear regression as an example: , where is a random...continue reading.

Stata 14 has just been released. The new and big thing with version 14 is the introduction of Bayesian Statistics. A wide variety of new models can now be estimated...continue reading.

R is great when it works. Not so much, when it doesn’t. Specifically, this becomes a concern when the packages are not fully illustrated in the accompanied help documentation, and...continue reading.

In econometrics, generalized method of moments (GMM) is one estimation methodology that can be used to calculate instrumental variable (IV) estimates. Performing this calculation in R, for a linear IV...continue reading.

Earlier this weekend (Dec. 7, 2013), mnlogit was released on CRAN by Wang Zhiyu and Asad Hasan ([email protected]) claiming that mnlogit uses “parallel C++ library to achieve fast computation of Hessian matrices”....continue reading.