Posts Tagged ‘ R ’

SAS, SPSS, Stata Users: Learn R from Home April 21

March 11, 2014
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SAS, SPSS, Stata Users: Learn R from Home April 21

Has learning R been driving you a bit crazy? If so, it may be that you’re “lost in translation.” On April 21 and 23, I’ll be teaching a webinar, R for SAS, SPSS and Stata Users. With each R concept, … Continue reading
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Analytics Software Popularity Update: Counting Blogs, Simplifying Job Searches

March 7, 2014
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My latest update to The Popularity of Data Analysis Software is an attempt to use blog counts to estimate the popularity of analytics software. While I was able to greatly broaden the coverage of packages when studying job data, I … Continue reading
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Job Trends in the Analytics Market: New, Improved, now Fortified with C, Java, MATLAB, Python, Julia and Many More!

February 25, 2014
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Job Trends in the Analytics Market: New, Improved, now Fortified with C, Java, MATLAB, Python, Julia and Many More!

I’m expanding the coverage of my article, The Popularity of Data Analysis Software. This is the first installment, which includes a new opening and a greatly expanded analysis of the analytics job market. Here it is, from the abstract onward … Continue reading
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Learn R and/or Data Management from Home January or April

December 11, 2013
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Learn R and/or Data Management from Home January or April

If you want to learn R, or improve your current R skills, join me for two workshops that I’m offering through Revolution Analytics in January and April. If you already know another analytics package, the workshop, Intro to R for … Continue reading
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Use R in Hadoop by streaming

December 9, 2013
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Use R in Hadoop by streaming

It seems that the combination of R and Hadoop is a must-have toolkit for people working with both statistics and large data set.

An aggregation example

The Hadoop version used here is Cloudera’s CDH4, and the underlying Linux OS is CentOS 6. The data used is a simulated sales data set form a training...
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The Hardware and Software 2013 I’m Most Thankful For

November 29, 2013
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It’s time of year to give thanks. As a programmer, e-book reader, blog writer and web surfer, I should express my sincere appreciation to such hardware and software (I use majority of them at daily basis and most of them are free): 0. Hardware Lenovo Thinkpad W520 (This is not free): my workhorse machine, now...
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Twelve advantages to calling R from the SAS/IML language

November 25, 2013
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Twelve advantages to calling R from the SAS/IML language

For several years, there has been interest in calling R from SAS software, primarily because of the large number of special-purpose R packages. The ability to call R from SAS has been available in SAS/IML since 2009. Previous blog posts about R include a video on how to call R
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Write a reusable SAS/IML module that passes values to R

November 20, 2013
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Write a reusable SAS/IML module that passes values to R

When I call R from within the SAS/IML language, I often pass parameters from SAS into R. This feature enables me to write general-purpose, reusable, modules that can analyze data from many different data sets. I've previously blogged about how to pass values to SAS procedures from PROC IML by
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