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Amazon’s Hanging Cable Problem (Golden Gate Edition)

Share Tweet Abstract: In this post we use R’s capabilities to solve nonlinear equation systems in order to answer an extension of the hanging cable problem to suspension bridges. We then use R and ggplot to overlay the solution to an image of the Gol...

Better Confidence Intervals for Quantiles

(This article was first published on Theory meets practice..., and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) \[ \newcommand{\bm}[1]{\boldsymbol{\mathbf{#1}}} \DeclareMathOperator*{\argmin}{arg\,min} \DeclareMathOperator*{\argmax}{arg\,max} \] Abstract We dis...

suRprise! – Classifying Kinder Eggs by Boosting

Share Tweet Abstract Carrying the Danish tradition of Juleforsøg to the realm of statistics, we use R to classify the figure content of Kinder Eggs using boosted regression trees for the egg’s weight and possible rattling noises. This work is license...

Surveillance Out of the Box – The #Zombie Experiment

(This article was first published on Theory meets practice..., and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Abstract We perform a social experiment to investigate, if zombie related twitter posts can used as a reliable indicator for an early warning system....

The Olympic Medal Table Visualized Gapminder Style

(This article was first published on Theory meets practice..., and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The markdown+Rknitr source code of this blog is avai...

World Income, Inequality and Murder

Share Tweet Abstract: We follow up on last weeks post on using Gapminder data to study the world’s income distribution. In order to assess the inequality of the distribution we compute the Gini coefficient for the world’s income distribution by Monte...