Wednesday, March 23, 2011

jStat: Advanced Statistics using Javascript

While 'R' is getting enterprise ready, it's no longer the only open source option for advanced statistical programming. jStat.js is the new kid on the block.

Things in favor of jStat:
  • Based on Javascript, jQuery - future is assured
  • Light-weight
  • Ability to visualize data using flot (jQuery plugin)
Still no match for 'R' yet (complete API documentation is yet to come out), but certainly a bright prospect in application which require basic statistical analysis and data visualization (where 'R' is an overkill).

Possibilities  with jStat.js - check this out

Thinking out loud..
Node.js + jStat.js ...=..=!=..=... RIP 'R' ??

Monday, March 14, 2011

Demystifying the financial Crisis

A small presentation I prepared to explain the Causes of the Subprime led Financial Crisis.

Please feel free to give feedback.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The travels of a T-Shirt in the global economy

Read an interesting book "The travels of a T-Shirt in the global economy". Author Piethra Rivoli traces the travels of an ubiquitous T-Shirt, from the cotton fields of western Texas to the manufacturing bases in china, back to the US market and then to continetal Africa. In the process she introduces the complex labyrinth of market forces in place, global trade, protectionism and power.

A bit detailed at times, but still interesting read if you want to understand global trades..