rrricanes is a more comprehensive dataset of Atlantic and Pacific cyclones but only those since 1998. It gives access to as-issued text products for past and current cyclones including forecast and structure data.


HURDAT is a dataset from the Hurricane Re-Analysis project. It contains storm data for hundreds of cyclones for storms that have developed in the northwestern hemisphere (Atlantic and Pacific) since 1851.

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Book on backtesting strategies in R using blotter, quantstrat, FinancialInstruments, TTR packages.


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The NCDC Storm Events database is a collection of three datasets of weather events for areas monitored by the National Weather Service. The dataset timeperiod begins in January, 1950 and ends, currently, June, 2018. There are three tables included in the database (the terms “database” and “tables” are used loosely here; they’re csv.gz files on a FTP server). details - A 51 x n dataset fatalities - A 11 x n dataset


HURDAT v0.2.0 has recently been released in CRAN. The new release contains all tropical cyclones for the 2017 season, Atlantic and east Pacific basins.


An interviewer recently commented about 50% of initial coding interviews failing what seemed to be very simple questions. I take a look at the questions and demonstrate the best way to answer them.


I want to find the top 5 tags (by post count) on Stack Overflow and include the top 5 posts per tag by score. For this, I will use the Stack Exchange Data Explorer.


Given Employee and Department tables, we are asked to JOIN the tables and bring the top three employees (no ties) of each department.



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