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Thomas Jones
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Marine, Statistician, Data Scientist
Marine, Statistician, Data Scientist

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Weird Error: fatal error in wrapper code
I suppose I'm publishing this so that I can save the next programmer the effort of tracking down the source of a weird error thrown by mclapply . fatal error in wrapper code What? The cause, according to this , is that (I think) mclapply is using too many t...

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textmineR
textmineR's number one concern is usability! Thanks for looking out for us @thos_jones #datadc #NLP pic.twitter.com/iIfFBNaALW — Danielle Beaulieu (@andDunny) April 27, 2016 I (quietly) released an R package back in January, textmineR . It's a text mining t...

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More on statisticians in data science
The November issue of AMSTAT News has published an opinion piece by yours truly on the identity of statisticians in data science. My piece starts on page 25 of the print version . The online version is here . A quote: I am not convinced that statistics is d...

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Oops.
I made an accident yesterday. Oops. pic.twitter.com/IDYmbdDwvP — 3e Labs (@3eLabs) May 7, 2015 What happened? When creating a matrix of zeros I accidentally typed matrix() instead of Matrix() . What's the difference? 4.8 terabytes versus less than one GB. I...

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Ukrain?
So, I've noticed a trend over the last few month's in the blog's traffic. The vast majority of hits seem to be coming from domains ending in ".ru". Of course, they are bots. (I am heartened to see that when you aggregate URLs to sites, twitter, meetup, and ...

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Saved by plagiarism!
I am writing a paper on goodness-of-fit for topic models. (Specifically, I've derived an R-squared metric for use with topic models.) I came across this definition for goodness-of-fit in our friend, Wikipedia . The goodness of fit of a statistical model des...

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Look up
I've added a couple pages to the blog here. The about me page has a quick bio. The publications and presentations page is where I'll be putting up my bragging rights research portfolio.

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LDA and Topic Models Reading List
Good crowd tonight to hear @thos_jones talk about topic modeling #NLProc #datadc cc: @DataCommunityDC @YourGirlK pic.twitter.com/dthE7z1lRB — DC NLP Meetup (@DCNLP) November 13, 2014 A big thank you to everyone that came to see me talk about topic models at...

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Recommendation systems on my mind
Source:   http://info.cunyba.gc.cuny.edu/blog/bid/296342/10-Tips-for-Requesting-an-Academic-Letter-of-Recommendation I've got recommendation systems on the brain today. Here are links to the sources I've been finding most helpful. You probably shouldn't bui...

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For those of you defending a thesis or dissertation

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