Category Archives: R

Using the tuber package to analyse a YouTube channel

By Gabriel Vasconcelos So I decided to have a quick look at the tuber package to extract YouTube data in R. My cousin is a singer (a hell of a good one) and he has a YouTube channel (dan vasc), … Continue reading

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A crazy day in the Bitcoin World

By Gabriel Vasconcelos Today, November 29, 2017 was a crazy day in the Bitcoin world and the craziness is still going on as I write this post. The price range was of thousands of Dollars in a few hours. Bitcoins … Continue reading

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Formal ways to compare forecasting models: Rolling windows

By Gabriel Vasconcelos Overview When working with time-series forecasting we often have to choose between a few potential models and the best way is to test each model in pseudo-out-of-sample estimations. In other words, we simulate a forecasting situation where … Continue reading

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Writing Julia functions in R with examples

By Gabriel Vasconcelos The Julia programming language is growing fast and its efficiency and speed is now well-known. Even-though I think R is the best language for Data Science, sometimes we just need more. Modelling is an important part of … Continue reading

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Uber assignment with lpSolve

By Yuri Fonseca In this post we are going to make an Uber assignment simulation and calculate some metrics of waiting time through simulation.

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How Random Forests improve simple Regression Trees?

By Gabriel Vasconcelos Regression Trees In this post I am going to discuss some features of Regression Trees an Random Forests. Regression Trees are know to be very unstable, in other words, a small change in your data may drastically … Continue reading

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R Course in Rio de Janeiro

R Course in Rio de Janeiro We are preparing an R for Data-Science course (direct link here) in partnership with the IBPAD (Brazilian Institute of Research and Data Analysis). It is a great course for those who want to have … Continue reading

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