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Pairs Trading with R

October 31, 2011

Entry has been submitted. Publication is conditional upon approval of contestant's employer.

Problem: Determine the best use of public funds, when revenue is shrinking?

Solution: Analyze zip code data to determine three things: 1) where participants are coming from, 2) how many are coming from a specific spot, and 3) the distance traveled.

The following list of data sources has been modified as of 3/18/14. Most of the data sets listed below are free, however, some are not.

Applications of R in Business Competition -- Winners Announced

The 2011 Applications of R in Business Competition is now complete.

See the competition winners here.

A competition to demonstrate real-world uses of R

How to Learn R

May 3, 2011

The R programming language was designed for doing statistics. In my view, its great popularity among statisticians, people learning statistics, data miners and others is due to the way it facilities the process of thinking about statistics. R’s syntax greatly aids in expressing statistical models. Often, it is intuitive shorthand for the mathematics.