Monthly Archives: October 2013

General Additive Models

By Tom Taverner. Recently I have been looking into ways to improve model fitting on a wide range of data sets from insurance, pharmaceuticals and finance. As part of that, I came across general additive models (GAMs), which are a … Continue reading

Assignment Operators in R

By Chris Campbell. One of the most distinctive features of reading R code is the assignment operator, “<-“, the little shape that, like an emoticon, shows which way the assignment is happening. For me, the friendly little shape makes the … Continue reading

The Future of Task Views

By Andy Nicholls. I recently taught an R training course to a group of pharmaceutical statisticians and programmers and over lunch we touched upon the topic of the number of CRAN packages and how a newcomer might find the ‘right’ … Continue reading