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Ensemble Models (stacks), Yihui Xie, and Significance Magazine
Week 45-2023 [Issue 13]
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🗄️ Repository | Tidy Ensemble Models
This R package for the estimation of Ensemble Models provides a “grammar” for estimating separate models and combining them into an ensemble model. As with other packages from the tidymodels collection, the focus is on easy handling and clean code. Of course, it ties in with the other packages of this family, such as rsample, parsnip, workflows, recipes, and tune.
For an introduction to how the stacks package works, see the documentation!
💻 Programmer | The driver behind Quarto, R Markdown, Bookdown, …
Yihui Xie is a software engineer and one of the core contributors to the R universe. The programmer’s contributions include
blogdown: create blogs and websites with R Markdown
bookdown: author books and technical documents with R Markdown
knitr: Dynamic report generation with R
tinytex: a lightweight LaTeX distribution based on TeX Live
Quarto: an open-source scientific and technical publishing system
among others (see about page).
You might have noticed that two of these packages, knitr, and tinytex, are something like the core for the typical R-related technical writing frameworks such as R Markdown and Quarto.
You can find a great collection of posts on Yihui Xie’s blog, a great article to start is An Interview of Me by JP and Sarah.
🏢 Organization | How and why statistics helps in life
The Royal Statistical Society (RSS), American Statistical Association (ASA), and Statistical Society of Australia back the Significance Magazine, which shines a spotlight on a wide array of practical applications of statistics.
If you like Significance Magazine, check out another online blog by the RSS and ASA, Real World Data Science.
In fact, why not write your own post for the blog? In collaboration with Brian Tarran, the former editor of Significance Magazine, I have built a post template that makes it easy to write for and submit to Real World Data Science. Find it here.
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