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Adobe Sitecatalyst API and R: integrate reports with the SAINT classification file

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in R blog | 0 comments

From original post @ http://analyticsblog.mecglobal.it/en/analytics-tools/adobe-sitecatalyst-api-in-r/ Are you a heavy user of Sitecatalyst and the very famous R package RSitecatalyst to analyze your web analytics data and make insightful vizualitations? Or wonder why the hell do you need to download lots of excel files to get a simple report from Adobe cloud? Well today, we are going to solve a problem that everyone whos into reporting face all day. We'll show you what to do in order to provide analysts with more time to concentrate on the...

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R Machine Learning Essentials

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in R blog | 0 comments

This week, the post is an interview with Michele Usuelli. Michele is the author of the book "R Machine Learning Essentials". Hi, Michele. Welcome back to MilanoR. You're the second author of this blog, after Max Marchi, who wrote a book about R. How has this idea started? Everything started when Pack Publishing contacted me on LinkedIn out of the blue. First, they proposed me to write a book about a well-know R tool to build charts: the ggplot2 package. Since I was more interested in writing about Machine Learning techniques rather than an R...

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Bash+R: howto pass parameters from bash script to R

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in R blog | 2 comments

From original post @ http://analyticsblog.mecglobal.it/analytics-tools/bashr/ In the world of data analysis, the term automation runs hand in hand with the term “scripting”. There’s not the best programming language, only the most suitable to perform the required function. In our case, many data aggregation procedures are run from unix/linux servers, collecting API data in real time, so it becomes essential to make sure that data is formatted and correctly stored for the analysis/visualization needs. In our case some automatic procedures run...

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Photos of the 6th MilanoR meeting

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in 6th MilanoR meeting, Photos | 0 comments

Photos of the 6th MilanoR meeting (Milano; December 18, 2014)

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Job Announcement: Up to 4 Post-doctoral positions

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in R blog | 0 comments

Job Announcement Up to 4 Post-doctoral positions on computational economics/behavioural sciences/networks/decision theory Job description Up to 4 posts are available to advance the understanding of the socio-economics of climate change using innovative research methods from computational, behavioural and complexity sciences. The selected applicants will join new research teams led by Prof. Valentina Bosetti and Prof. Massimo Tavoni, at Bocconi University (Department of Economics) and Politecnico di Milano (Department of Management and...

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Building a choropleth map of Italy using mapIT

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in R blog | 5 comments

In the R environment, different packages to draw maps are available. I lost the count by now; surely, sp and ggmap deserve consideration. Despite the great availability of R functions dedicated to this topic, in the past, when I needed to draw a very basic map of Italy with regions marked with different colours (namely a choropleth map), I had a bit of difficulties. My expectation was that building a choropleth map of Italy using R was a extremely trivial procedure, but my experience was different. In fact, if the aim is to represent a map of...

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MilanoR meeting: download presentations

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in 6th MilanoR meeting | 0 comments

The last MilanoR meeting will be held on December 18, 2014. More than 35 R-enthusiasts join the meeting. Please leave your contribution: what you seek in this crazy community? Welcome Presentation by Nicola Sturaro Consultant at Quantide Shine your Rdata: multi-source approach in media analysis for telco industry by Giorgio Suighi (Head Of Analytics), Carlo Bonini (Data Scientist), Paolo Della Torre and Gianluca D’Innocenzo (ROI Managers), MEC Think different your R data: dplyr by Romain Francois, R Developer, co-author of...

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The R user point-of-view about "Statistics Without the Agonizing Pain"

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in R blog | 0 comments

Contrary to general expectations, or at least to my expectations, the logical and analytical concepts behind statistics are rather difficult to understand by engineers. In general, despite their heavy background in maths and their above average fluency with computer programming, there seems to be a broken bridge with the statistical world and often they prefer to stay in the safe "math bank" of the river, despite the road to statistical fluency is shorter than they think. For example, I noticed the aforementioned issue as I heard engineers...

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Romain Francois at MilanoR meeting

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in R blog | 0 comments

Romain Francois is a 32-years old R developer and consultant. He defines himself a "Professional R Enthusiast" and r-enthusiasts.com is his website. He co-authored several R packages, such as dplyr and Rcpp. Romain Francois writes a world famous blog about R and the R Graph Gallery, that showcases hundreds of examples of data visualization with R. I am honored to announce that Romain Francois is the special guest of the next MilanoR...

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R Package or Library

Posted by on Nov 28, 2014 in R blog | 2 comments

In these days, I was talking about an R package I developed with a colleague. He used several times the word library to refer to the R package. So, I realized that many R users do not know that package and library are not synonymous when referring to R. The "Writing R Extensions" manual is clear: "A package is not a library", although the same manual admits "this is a persistent mis-usage". What is a package An R package is a directory of files which extend R. Some authors say that R packages are a good way to distribute R code as well as...

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