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Steve miller's Blog – March 2018 Archive (4)

The R Medicare Factor

Several years ago, I came across a report that led me to a new …


Added by steve miller on March 22, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

College Hoops Conference Rankings

It's that time of the year again -- the start of March Madness, 2018. Last Sunday, the selection show announced the 68 teams, and the preliminary round games start tonight. Of the 68 schools, 32 were automatically selected as conference champions, while the remaining 36 received at large bids.

What determines what 36 teams are chosen for at large…


Added by steve miller on March 13, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Tutorial Day at Strata Data San Jose, 2018

Tuesday of Strata Data Conference is my favorite of the four days. The calm before the storm of the keynotes and short presentations of Wednesday-Thursday, Tuesday revolves on half day training sessions that afford reasonably deep dives into technical data science topics. This year my choices were Using R and Python for scalable data science, machine…


Added by steve miller on March 6, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

"Kindof" Big Data in R

Ask for feedback from just about any critic of the R statistical package and you'll hear two consistent responses: 1) R is a difficult language to learn, and 2) R's data size limitation to physical RAM consigns it to toy academic applications. Having worked with R for over 15 years, I probably shared those views to some extent early on, but no longer.

Yes, R's a language where array-oriented processing and functional…


Added by steve miller on March 1, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

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