Tag Archives: R

Announcing the Publication of Practical Data Science Cookbook

Four of DC2′s board members have published a new book! Tony Ojeda, Sean Murphy, Benjamin Bengfort, and Abhijit Dasgupta are proud to announce the arrival of Practical Data Science Cookbook. Practical Data Science Cookbook is perfect for those who want to learn … Continue reading

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Win Free eCopies of Social Media Mining with R

This is a sponsored post by Richard Heimann. Rich is Chief Data Scientist at L-3 NSS and recently published Social Media Mining with R (Packt Publishing, 2014) with co-author Nathan Danneman, also a Data Scientist at L-3 NSS Data Tactics. … Continue reading

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How To Put Your Meetup On the Map (Literally)

This is a guest post by Alan Briggs. Alan is a Data Scientist with Elder Research, Inc. assisting with the development of predictive analytic capabilities for national security clients in the Washington, DC Metro area. He is President-Elect of the Maryland … Continue reading

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Fantastic presentations from R using slidify and rCharts

Dr. Ramnath Vaidyanathan of McGill University gave an excellent presentation at a joint Data Visualization DC/Statistical Programming DC event on Monday, August 19 at nclud, on two R projects he leads — slidify and rCharts. After the evening, all I can say … Continue reading

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Data Science MD July Recap: Python and R Meetup

For July’s meetup, Data Science MD was honored to have Jonathan Street of NIH and Brian Godsey of RedOwl Analytics come discuss using Python and R for data analysis.

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A Julia Meta Tutorial

If you are thinking about taking Julia, the hot new mathematical, statistical, and data-oriented programming language, for a test drive, you might need a little bit of help. In this blog we round up some great posts discussing various aspects … Continue reading

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Stepping up to Big Data with R and Python: A Mind Map of All the Packages You Will Ever Need

On May 8, we kicked off the transformation of R Users DC to Statistical Programming DC   (SPDC) with a meetup at iStrategyLabs in Dupont Circle. The meetup, titled “Stepping up to big data with R and Python,” was an … Continue reading

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Data Visualization: From Excel to ???

So you’re an excel wizard, you make the best graphs and charts Microsoft’s classic product has to offer, and you expertly integrate them into your business operations.  Lately you’ve studied up on all the latest uses for data visualization and … Continue reading

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Python vs R vs SPSS … Can’t All Programmers Just Get Along?

Programmers have long been very proud and loyal with their tools, and often very vocal. This has led to well-contested rivalries and “fights” about which tool is better: emacs or vi; Java or C++; Perl or Python; Django or Rails; … Continue reading

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Data Visualization: Shiny Democratization

In organizing Data Visualization DC we focus on three themes: The Message, The Process, The Psychology. In other words, ideas and examples of what can be communicated, the tools and know-how to get it done, and how best to communicate. … Continue reading

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