RStudio in the cloud, for dummies You can have your own cloud computing version of R, complete with RStudio. Why should you? It's cool! Plus, there's a lot more power out there than you can easily get on your own hardware. And, it's R in a web page. Download v0.98.501 — Release Notes If you run R on your desktop: If you run R on a Linux server and want to enable users to remotely access RStudio using a web browser: The R programming language for programmers coming from other programming la IntroductionAssignment and underscoreVariable name gotchasVectorsSequencesTypesBoolean operatorsListsMatricesMissing values and NaNsCommentsFunctionsScopeMisc.Other resources Ukrainian translation Other languages: Powered by Translate

Rob J Hyndman The latest issue of the IJF is a bumper issue with over 500 pages of forecasting insights. The GEFCom2014 papers are included in a special section on probabilistic energy forecasting, guest edited by Tao Hong and Pierre Pinson. This is a major milestone in energy forecasting research with the focus on probabilistic forecasting and forecast evaluation done using a quantile scoring method. Only a few years ago I was having to explain to energy professionals why you couldn’t use a MAPE to evaluate a percentile forecast. With this special section, we now have a tutorial review on probabilistic electric load forecasting by Tao Hong and Shu Fan, which should help everyone get up to speed with current forecasting approaches, evaluation methods and common misunderstandings. The section also contains a large number of very high quality articles showing how to do state-of-the-art density forecasting for electricity load, electricity price, solar and wind power.

R: Retrieving information from google using the RCurl package « "R" you ready? R: Retrieving information from google using the RCurl package 01Jan09 Lately I read the article Automatic Meaning Discovery Using Google by Cilibras and VitanyiIt which introduces the normalized google distance (NGD) as a measure of semantic relatedness of two search terms. How to choose a random number in R As a language for statistical analysis, R has a comprehensive library of functions for generating random numbers from various statistical distributions. In this post, I want to focus on the simplest of questions: How do I generate a random number? The answer depends on what kind of random number you want to generate. Let's illustrate by example. Generate a random number between 5.0 and 7.5 If you want to generate a decimal number where any value (including fractional values) between the stated minimum and maximum is equally likely, use the runif function.

Forecasting Welcome to our online textbook on forecasting. This textbook is intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to forecasting methods and to present enough information about each method for readers to be able to use them sensibly. We don’t attempt to give a thorough discussion of the theoretical details behind each method, although the references at the end of each chapter will fill in many of those details. The book is written for three audiences: (1) people finding themselves doing forecasting in business when they may not have had any formal training in the area; (2) undergraduate students studying business; (3) MBA students doing a forecasting elective. We use it ourselves for a second-year subject for students undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Monash University, Australia.

Prediction model for the FIFA World Cup 2014 Like a last minute goal, so to speak, Andreas Groll and Gunther Schauberger of Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich announced their predictions for the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil – just hours before the opening game. Andreas Groll, with his successful prediction of the European Championship 2012 already experienced in this field, and Gunther Schauberger did set out to predict the 2014 world cup champion based on statistical modeling techniques and R. A bit surprisingly, Germany is estimated with highest probability of winning the trophy (28.80%), exceeding Brazil’s probability (the favorite according to most bookmakers) only marginally (27.65%).

Introducing Shiny: Easy web applications in R Say hello to Shiny, a new R package that we’re releasing for public beta testing today. Shiny makes it super simple for R users to turn analyses into interactive web applications that anyone can use. These applications let you specify input parameters using friendly controls like sliders, drop-downs, and text fields; and they can easily incorporate any number of outputs like plots, tables, and summaries. Win Vector Old tails: a crude power law fit on ebook sales We use R to take a very brief look at the distribution of e-book sales on Amazon.com. Read more… You don’t need to understand pointers to program using R

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