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“Sydney stations where commuters fall through gaps, get stuck in lifts” blares the headline. The story tells us that: Central Station, the city’s busiest, topped the list last year with...continue reading.

“Sydney stations where commuters fall through gaps, get stuck in lifts” blares the headline. The story tells us that: Central Station, the city’s busiest, topped the list last year with...continue reading.

Let’s try some “ugly corner cases” for data manipulation in R. Corner cases are examples where the user might be running to the edge of where the package developer intended...continue reading.

Thus far, I have published four different monotonic binning algorithms for the scorecard development and think that it might be a right timing to do a quick summary. R functions...continue reading.

Starting With Data Science A rigorous hands-on introduction to data science for engineers. Win Vector LLC is now offering a 4 day on-site intensive data science course. The course targets...continue reading.

If you want to pursue a career analysing data about real-world things (and I’m not sure what other data there … Morecontinue reading.

Nothing new or original here, just something that I learned about quite recently that may be useful for others. One of my more “popular” code repositories, judging by Twitter, is...continue reading.

J’ai pris la (mauvaise ?) habitude d’utiliser Google Maps et son système de notation (chaque utilisateur peut accorder une note de une à cinq étoiles) pour décider d’où je me...continue reading.

This post is part of a running series on Bayesian MCMC tutorials. For updates, follow @StableMarkets. Metropolis Review Metropolis-Hastings is an MCMC algorithm for drawing samples from a distribution known up to...continue reading.

Roz King just wrote an interesting article on binning data (a common data analytics step) in a database. He compares a case-based approach (where the bin divisions are stuffed into...continue reading.

Hello again! Typically I would start by describing a complicated problem that can be solved using machine or deep learning methods, but today I want to do something different, I...continue reading.

I’ve just updated The Popularity of Data Science Software to reflect my take on Gartner’s 2019 report, Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms. To save you the...continue reading.

Introduction Last week I analyzed player rankings of the Arkham Horror LCG classes. This week I explain what I did in the data analysis. As I mentioned, this is the...continue reading.

In past several weeks, I spent a tremendous amount of time on reading literature about automatic parameter tuning in the context of Machine Learning (ML), most of which can be...continue reading.

A board-like Le Monde mathematical puzzle in the digit category: Given a (k,m) binary matrix, what is the maximum number S of entries with only one neighbour equal to one?...continue reading.

If I keep holding out, will the light shine through? (Come Back, Pearl Jam) Imagine that you are writing the story of your life. Almost sure you will make allusions...continue reading.

A call to all potential participants to the incoming BayesComp 2020 conference at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, 7-10 January 2020, to submit proposals [to me] for contributed...continue reading.

Manning has a new discount code and a free excerpt of our book Practical Data Science with R, 2nd Edition: here. This section is elementary, but things really pick up...continue reading.

So many great books and so many lists about books in R.continue reading.

The Bayes Taster webinar is back next week, 18 February. It’s a one hour introduction to Bayesian analysis that focuses … Morecontinue reading.

In the previous post (https://statcompute.wordpress.com/2019/02/03/sobol-sequence-vs-uniform-random-in-hyper-parameter-optimization), it is shown how to identify the optimal hyper-parameter in a General Regression Neural Network by using the Sobol sequence and the uniform random generator...continue reading.