Shige's Research Blog

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

R, Python, and Julia

Good posting and lots of excellent comments here!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The intelligence paradox

The Intelligence Paradox: Why the Intelligent Choice Isn't Always the Smart One is an interesting book. One one hand, it proposes a number of very important research questions; on the other hand, the statistical analysis tends to be overly simplistic (e.g., relying on regression analysis of observational data) and the substantive conclusions are sometimes not as solid as they could have been.

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Atom editor is getting really amazing!

Running Python, Go, and Julia code above (with the script package). I wish its LaTeX capacity can be improved to match the functionality provided by the AucTeX package for Emacs.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Not So Swift

A reaction to Apple's new programming language.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Getting Hadoop and RHadoop to work

I managed to get Hadoop and RHadoop installed on my workstation.

  1. Install Hadoop following these suggestions;
  2. Install Thrift following these suggestions;
  3. Install "rmr", "rhdfs", and "plyrmr" here.
This post is also quite helpful. 

Monday, June 23, 2014


Looks like RHadoop is still the tool of choice for R-based big data analysis.

I found this post helpful to get Hadoop installed on my workstation.