Applications of R in Business Contest

Arya MirManagement

Feb 1, 2012 (4 years and 10 months ago)

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Such an opportunity to demonstrate the business relevance of R was too important to pass up. With these contest submissions, we are excited to share our favorite applications of R from 2011. The open-source R community has genuinely inspired Nationwide. Thanks to this incredible community, we are generating new ideas and enhancing our analytic capabilities.

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Applications of R in
Business Contest

2012 Winners

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A Direct Marketing In
-
flight
Forecasting System

Shannon Terry and Ben Ogorek
Nationwide Insurance (USA)

http://www.inside
-
r.org/howto/direct
-
marketing
-
flight
-
forecasting
-
system

“Such an opportunity to demonstrate the
business relevance of R was too important
to pass up. With these contest submissions,
we are excited to share our favorite
applications of R from 2011. The open
-
source R community has genuinely inspired
Nationwide. Thanks to this incredible
community, we are generating new ideas
and enhancing our analytic capabilities.”

Revolution Confidential

R Application: a direct marketing efficacy forecasting
system that shows the incremental benefit of a
marketing tactic when only a fraction of the marketing
responses have been observed. This allows marketers
to test alternatives, evaluate their relative impact while
campaigns are “in
-
flight” and adjust expenditures for
maximum return.

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Mining Twitter for Airline
Consumer Sentiment

Jeffrey Breen, Atmosphere
Research Group (USA)

http://www.inside
-
r.org/howto/mining
-
twitter
-
airline
-
consumer
-
sentiment

"I am excited about R because it makes it easy
to get real work done. R is like the Linux of
analytics, and as a result it's used by
professionals in a wide range of fields. With
their contest, Revolution found a fun way to
highlight R's effectiveness across industries
from airlines to health care and finance to
foundries."

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R Application: Mining Twitter to measure real
-
time consumer satisfaction of airlines.

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Towards an ideal steel plant
-

Online
liquid steel temperature prediction
using R

Hakan

Koç

and
Bengt

Maas,
Salzgitter Mannesmann
Forschung

GmbH (Germany)

http://www.inside
-
r.org/howto/mining
-
twitter
-
airline
-
consumer
-
sentiment

"The project of modeling the liquid steel
temperature along the process chain and its
realization in the production control systems is
very important to the Salzgitter AG Steel Plant
Division and consequently we are very happy to
share our results and even get a positive
external resonance from the R Community and
independent renowned judges"

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R Application: an online temperature prediction model for steel that calculates optimal default
melting, processing, and casting temperatures so that processing conditions remain stable
and higher material quality is ensured.

Melt Databasis of Production Processes:

Prozess
A
nalysis /
Data Mining

Robust Linear Regression
with

„S“
Scale

and


„MM“
Estimator

Measured
,
Temperature

[
°
C
]

Predicted

Temperature

[
°
C
]

Examplary

result

of

robust
regression

for


a

meassurement

point

i
n
steel

plant

Analysis/
Calculations

Regression
-
Coeffs
.

Dynamic
Recalculation

Temp
(x
1
,..
x
n
)=ax
1
+…
nx
n



Melt

temperatures


Chemical
composition


Time
durations



DB
-
Query

Melt

Process

Data

Regr

Coefs

Data



Steel Converter

Ladle Metallurgy

Continuous

Casting


Amounts of:


-

purging gas


-

cooling scrap


-

slag



Casting format


(
s
lab
d
imension)


Stirring energy





0.4
1600
16

0.1
1500
15

0.1
1400
14

0.5
1300
13

0.3
1200
12
False
0.5
1100
11
False
0.25
800
8
True
0.1
900
9
True
0.25
700
7

0.25
600
6

0.4
500
5
Nein
0.5
200
2
Nein
0.2
300
3
Ja
0.3

400
4
Ja
0.1
100
1
X
3
X
2
X
1
Ident

0.4
1600
16

0.1
1500
15

0.1
1400
14

0.5
1300
13

0.3
1200
12
False
0.5
1100
11
False
0.25
800
8
True
0.1
900
9
True
0.25
700
7

0.25
600
6

0.4
500
5
Nein
0.5
200
2
Nein
0.2
300
3
Ja
0.3

400
4
Ja
0.1
100
1
X
3
X
2
X
1
Ident
Continuous

Integration
of

R in Steel Plant
Production

Regression
Storing


Function

Result
s

System
Preset

Temps
.

KNV:
Converter

VPL:
Ladle

Treatment

SGA:
Continuous

Casting

For

each

m
eas.Point

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Time Series Analysis and Order
Prediction with R

Imre

Kocsis
,
Kristóf

Gáti
,
András

Pataricza
,
and
Gábor

Horváth
, Budapest University of
Technology and Economics (Hungary)

http://www.inside
-
r.org/howto/time
-
series
-
analysis
-
and
-
order
-
prediction
-
r

"In the industries we work with, R is increasingly
becoming the tool of choice for agile data
analysis. It was encouraging and educational to
see how wide a range of real
-
life applications R
has in other fields."

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R Application: a predictive model that supports visual data exploration and can be used to
predict to arbitrarily long horizons in the future.

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Predict the duration of your
clinical trial

Stephen D. Simon

P.Mean

Consulting / University of
Missouri
-
Kansas City (USA)

http://www.inside
-
r.org/howto/predict
-
duration
-
your
-
clinical
-
trial

"I'm not that great at programming, so I was
nervous at competing with people who are
much better than I am. R produces such nice
results that even someone with my limited
talents can produce some very polished and
professional looking graphs and output."

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R Application: a prediction model for patient accrual in clinical trials, which is a critical success
factor in completing trials on time and on budget.

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Quantifying Uncertainty in IT
Estimates

Shannon Terry and Ben Ogorek
Nationwide Insurance (USA)

http://www.inside
-
r.org/howto/quantifying
-
uncertainty
-
it
-
estimates

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R Application: render accurate estimates of IT work effort, critical for deciding where in
technology a business should invest.

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knitr
: Elegant, flexible and fast
dynamic report generation with R

Yihui

Xie
, PhD Candidate at
Department of Statistics, Iowa State
University (USA)

http://www.inside
-
r.org/howto/knitr
-
elegant
-
flexible
-
and
-
fast
-
dynamic
-
report
-
generation
-
r

"As an old Chinese saying goes, nobody can
smell your wine if it is stored in a deep alley, no
matter how good it smells. This contest has
brought some good wine from people's
backyard to the business world, which makes R
smell even better. I appreciate the opportunity
provided by Revolution Analytics to make my
own wine."

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R Application: save time and human effort when creating reports based on R output by
eliminating the need to re
-
enter figures.

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