iptools 0.2.0 is now on CRAN

July 1, 2015
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We are happy to announce that the iptools package is now on CRAN. Formerly only available on GitHub, iptools now compiles under Debian/Ubuntu, Fedora/CentOS/RedHat and Mac OS X (we’re still working on that other operating system). Oliver (the package co-author and on-CRAN instigator) wrote some excellent vignettes that cover the functionality of the package in-depth,...

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Persistent data storage in Shiny apps

July 1, 2015
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This article is also published on RStudio’s Shiny Articles Shiny apps often need to save data, either to load it back into a different session or to...

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From cats to zombies, Wednesday at useR2015

July 1, 2015
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From cats to zombies, Wednesday at useR2015

The morning opened with someone who I was too bleary eyed to work out who it was. Possibly the dean of the University of Aalborg. Anyway, he said that...

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3D Graphing & Maps For Excel, R, Python, & MATLAB: Gender & Jobs, a 3D Gaussian, Alcohol, & Random Walks

July 1, 2015
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3D Graphing & Maps For Excel, R, Python, & MATLAB: Gender & Jobs, a 3D Gaussian, Alcohol, & Random Walks

Showing a third dimension on a flat computer screen is usually hard. Plotly’s interactive 3D graphing changes that. You can zoom, toggle, pan, rotate, spin, see data on the...

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News from UseR!2015 – the RHadoop tutorial

July 1, 2015
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News from UseR!2015 – the RHadoop tutorial

by Andrie de Vries Today is the first day of UseR!2015 conference in Aalborg in Northern Denmark. But yesterday was a day packed with 16 tutorials on a range...

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useR 2015: Computational

July 1, 2015
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useR 2015: Computational

These are my initial notes from useR 2015. I will/may revise when I have time. Computational Performance; Chair: Dirk Eddelbuettel Running R+Hadoop using Docker Containers (E. James Harner) Introduction...

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Trigonometric Pattern Design

July 1, 2015
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Trigonometric Pattern Design

Triangles are my favorite shape, three points where two lines meet (Tessellate, Alt-J) Inspired by recurrence plots and by the Gauss error function, I have done the following plots....

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useR 2015: Networks

July 1, 2015
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useR 2015: Networks

These are my initial notes from useR 2015. Will revise when I have time. fbRads: Analyzing and managing Facebook ads from R (Gergely Daroczi) Modern advertising Google/Amazon/Facebook use our...

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useR 2015: Romain Francois: My R adventures

July 1, 2015
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useR 2015: Romain Francois: My R adventures

Using R since 2002 and has been working on Rcpp, Rcpp11, Rcpp14 and dplyr internals. Worked on a number of big projects. 2005 he set up the R Graph...

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How long do prison escapees go before being caught?

June 30, 2015
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How long do prison escapees go before being caught?

How long do prison escapees go before being caught? The post How long do prison escapees go before being caught? appeared first on Decision Science News.

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Useful tutorials

June 30, 2015
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There are some tools that I use regularly, and I would like my research students and post-docs to learn them too. Here are some great online tutorials that might help. ggplot tutorial...

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flip and rotate branches in ggtree

June 30, 2015
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flip and rotate branches in ggtree

flip function is a feature request from ggtree user. It accepts a tree view and two node numbers and exchange the positions of the selected clades. ?View Code RSPLUS1

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How I made every tech company that I may ever want to work for in the future hate me, or “GO R Consortium!”

June 30, 2015
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How I made every tech company that I may ever want to work for in the future hate me, or “GO R Consortium!”

It turns out that when people tell you things, you should listen. Like when Joe Rickert of Microsoft says “this is not news, please don’t repeat what I’m about...

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Chronicles from useR! – day 0

June 30, 2015
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Chronicles from useR! – day 0

Today my Quantide's colleague Nicola Sturaro and I came

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Notes from the Kölner R meeting, 26 June 2015

June 30, 2015
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Notes from the Kölner R meeting, 26 June 2015

Last Friday the Cologne R user group came together for the 14th time, and for the first time we met at Startplatz, a start-up incubator venue. The venue...

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PRESS RELEASE: Mango Solutions and The R Consortium

June 30, 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: Mango Solutions and The R Consortium

Mango Solutions announces its key involvement with the newly launched R Consortium to support millions of users around the world   Mango Solutions, the leading data science company based...

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Announcing the R Consortium

June 30, 2015
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Announcing the R Consortium

The R community has grown explosively over the past few years, both in terms of the number of R users and the number of companies who rely on R...

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Accelerating R: RStudio and the new R Consortium

June 30, 2015
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Accelerating R: RStudio and the new R Consortium

To paraphrase Yogi Berra, “Predicting is hard, especially about the future”. In 1993, when Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman first started working on R, who would have predicted that...

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Exploring SparkR

Exploring SparkR

A colleague from work, asked me to investigate about Spark and R. So the most obvious thing to was to investigate about SparkR -;)I installed Scala, Hadoop, Spark and...

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Data Warehousing with R

June 29, 2015
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Under this link you can find today's slides from the Cardiff R User Group meeting. On the slides you may find interesting packages from the Data Warehousing / ETL...

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My Yahoo talk is now online

June 29, 2015
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Last week I gave a talk in the Yahoo! Big Thinkers series. The video of the talk is now online and embedded below.

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Get by with a little (R) help from your friends (at GitHub)

June 29, 2015
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Get by with a little (R) help from your friends (at GitHub)

@JennyBryan posted her slides from the 2015 R Summit and they are a must-read for instructors and even general stats/R-folk. She’s one of the foremost experts in R+GitHub and...

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Generalized Linear Mixed Models: the FAQ

June 29, 2015
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Mixed models (which include random effects, essentially parameters drawn from a random distribution) are tricky beasts. Throw non-Normal distributions into the mix for Generalized Linear Mixed Models (GLMMs), or...

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DataCamp talks @user2015aalborg

June 29, 2015
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DataCamp talks @user2015aalborg

The team behind DataCamp is getting ready for its third useR! attendance in as many years. This year we will contribute two talks. One on teaching R in class,...

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Everyone loves R markdown and Github; stories from the R Summit, day two

June 28, 2015
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Everyone loves R markdown and Github; stories from the R Summit, day two

More excellent talks today! Andrie de Vries of Microsoft kicked off today’s talks with a demo of checkpoint. This is his package for assisting reproducibility by letting you install...

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Shiny finally has a colour picker – use colourInput to select colours in Shiny apps

June 28, 2015
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Shiny finally has a colour picker – use colourInput to select colours in Shiny apps

I don’t always think Shiny is missing anything, but when I do - I fill in the gap myself. That was meant to be read as The Most...

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dendextend version 1.0.1 + useR!2015 presentation

June 28, 2015
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dendextend version 1.0.1 + useR!2015 presentation

My R package dendextend (version 1.0.1) is now on CRAN! The dendextend package Offers a set of functions for extending dendrogram objects in R, letting you visualize and compare...

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Generalizing from Marketing Research: The Right Question and the Correct Analysis

June 28, 2015
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Generalizing from Marketing Research: The Right Question and the Correct Analysis

The marketing researcher asks some version of the following question in every study, "Tell me what you want?" The rest is a summary of the notes taken during the...

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Bio7 at the useR! Conference 2015

June 28, 2015
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I recently released a new version of Bio7 just in time and planned for the useR conference 2015 where I will present Bio7 in the Ecology oral session titled:...

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