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UseR talk, fitting a nomo equation in R (drawn in PyNomo)

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:28 am
by Glen
Wasn't sure whether to post this here or in General.

At last year's UseR! conference, Johnathan Rougier presented a talk on making (and using) nomograms to estimate weights of donkeys in Africa (on joint work with Kate Milner). He fitted models to data in R (using Box-Cox transformations, something I've already mentioned here before - it's a good first thing to try for nomograms) and then used PyNomo to create the nomograms from the fitted models.

abstract here: www.warwick.ac.uk/statsdept/user-2011/i ... ougier.pdf (useful for context)

video and slides:

http://www.r-bloggers.com/RUG/2011/10/u ... variables/


The same slides are also available as a download on other pages; you should be able to find them via google.

Re: UseR talk, fitting a nomo equation in R (drawn in PyNomo

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:56 am
by Leif
Thanks for the link! I had seen the slides but now also watched the talk that had very good discussion of cons and pros of nomographs.

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