Tag Archives: Stats

Animations in R

Animated charts can be very helpful in illustrating concepts or discovering relationships, which makes them very helpful in teaching and exploratory research. Fortunately, creating animated graphs in R is fairly straightforward, once you have the right tools and understand a few basic principles about how the animations are created. In this article I’ll provide an …

Bayesian Computation with R – Albert (2009)

Title: Bayesian Computation with RAuthor(s): Jim AlbertPublisher/Date: Springer/2009Statistics level: High Programming level: Low Overall recommendation: Recommended Bayesian Computation with R focuses primarily on providing the reader with a basic understanding of Bayesian thinking and the relevant analytic tools included in R. It does not explore either of those areas in detail, though it does hit …

Building Scoring and Ranking Systems in R

This guest article was written by author and consultant Tristan Yates (see his bio below). It emphasizes R’s data object manipulation and scoring capabilities via a detailed financial analysis example. Scoring and ranking systems are extremely valuable management tools. They can be used to predict the future, make decisions, and improve behavior – sometimes all …

Data Analysis and Graphics Using R – Maindonald and Braun (2003)

Title: Data Analysis and Graphics Using R: An Example-Based ApproachAuthor(s): John Maindonald; John BraunPublisher/Date: Cambridge University Press/2003Statistics level: Intermediate to advancedProgramming level: Beginner to intermediate Overall recommendation: Highly recommended Data Analysis and Graphics Using R (DAAG) covers an exceptionally large range of topics. Because of the book’s breadth, new and experienced R users alike will …