17 Sep 10

R is an open source implementation of the S-Plus language. It is freely available and is licensed under the GPL. The language simplifies many statistical computations and can be a powerful tool.

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05 Apr 10

A visualization of data gathered on 210 million public Facebook profiles that shows the information by location, with connections drawn between places that share friends. For example, a lot of people in LA have friends in San Francisco, so there’s a line between them.

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17 Oct 09

Very interesting thoughts about the fact that sometimes it pays more to add more data rather than fine-tuning the weights on your fancy machine-learning algorithm.

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