Book on Time Series Forecasting

May 6th, 2013

The online book on time series forecasting methods by Rob Hyndman and George Athana­sopou­los has been completed and was announced on the Hyndsight blog. It is a very accessible book and worth reading to understand time series methodology and useful strategies for making predictions using these models.

Link R and Hadoop

April 30th, 2013

The RHIPE website provides details of linking together the power of R and Hadoop.

Data from the ONS

September 15th, 2012

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) in the UK makes various data sets publicly available on their website. This includes a number of time series that could be useful for learning about different statistical models for time series data.

Linear Algebra Video Tutorials

August 19th, 2012

The following website has some interesting introductory course videos on linear algebra from Gilbert Strang at MIT.

R Graphical Manual

July 5th, 2012

The R Graphical Manual is worth checking out for ideas about graphing data.

Statistical Graphics – Edward Tufte

February 15th, 2011

The work of Edward Tufte is worth reading if you are interested in designing meaningful graphs and removing chart junk from your displays. Read the rest of this entry »

Codecogs – Open-Source library of numerical components

January 8th, 2010

The Codecogs website provides an Open-source library of functions for numerical analysis. One interesting component available on the website is the LaTeX equation editor which can be used to create graphics files of equations to include on webpages. Read the rest of this entry »

R Blogs

December 17th, 2009

There are many blogs on Statistics, R and other related topics scattered around the internet. The R bloggers website provides a central hub where feeds from participating blogs are collated so that they can be viewed from a single website. Read the rest of this entry »

The Grammar of Graphics: ggplot2 package

December 14th, 2009

The grammar of graphics approach to constructing graphs has been implemented in the ggplot2 package in R. The author of the package, Hadley Wickham, has provided a website with many details of using the system to create nice looking graphics. Read the rest of this entry »

A Gallery of Graphs produced using R

September 12th, 2009

The R environment for Statistical Analysis has strong facilities for producing high quality graphical output. There are many books and electronic documents that demonstrate examples of effective ways to display data graphically. To get an feel for the range of display that could be used it is worthwhile visiting the R Graph Gallery. Read the rest of this entry »