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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 nice class of models that introductory statistics courses often don'...

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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 nice class of models that introductory statistics courses often don'...

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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 code very distinctive looking compared to other languages. S...

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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 code very distinctive looking compared to other languages. S...

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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’ package(s) for them amongst so many alternatives. Indeed, as I w...

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