Author Archives: pschulam

Machine Learning in R

Most of my work requires implementing learning and inference algorithms from scratch, but it’s great to have a collection of methods you can turn to when you need to build a solution to a problem fast. Here are some R … Continue reading

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HOWTO: Write your first research proposal

This weekend I’m writing a short proposal for a research project that will hopefully be funded by an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) grant. I wanted to take a few minutes to compile a list of the bits of … Continue reading

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HOWTO: Get High-Quality Plots in IPython Notebooks

Type the following chunk into a cell at the beginning of the notebook. I pulled this out of the notebook here. %matplotlib inline %config InlineBackend.figure_format = “retina” from matplotlib import rcParams rcParams[“savefig.dpi”] = 100 rcParams[“font.size”] = 20

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Causal Inference and Graphical Representations

I’m taking a course on causal inference in the Department of Sociology at JHU. The book we’re using (Morgan and Winship) focuses on the approach to causal inference that lies at the intersection of the potential outcome model and the … Continue reading

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