New Release of RStudio (v0.99.878)

February 9, 2016
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New Release of RStudio (v0.99.878)

We’re pleased to announce that a new release of RStudio (v0.99.878) is available for download now. Highlights of this release include: Support for registering custom RStudio Addins. R Markdown editing improvements including outline view and inline UI for chunk execution. Support for multiple source windows (tear editor tabs off main window). Pane zooming for working

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EARL London 2016 – Call for Abstracts

February 9, 2016
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EARL London 2016 – Call for Abstracts

  We are pleased to announce a call for abstracts for presentations for this year’s London EARL (Effective Applications of the R Language) Conference – 13th – 15th September 2016...

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Using SVG graphics in blog posts

February 9, 2016
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Using SVG graphics in blog posts

My traditional work flow for embedding R graphics into a blog post has been via a PNG files that I upload online. However, when I created a 'simple' graphic...

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R User Groups in Poland

February 9, 2016
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R User Groups in Poland

by Przemyslaw Biecek The first meeting of R users in Poland took place in Wroclaw in 2008. It was a one-day conference with 27 participants and 6 talks. Today,...

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Databases in containers

February 8, 2016
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Databases in containers

A great number of readers reacted very positively to Nina Zumel‘s article Using PostgreSQL in R: A quick how-to. Part of the reason is she described an incredibly powerful...

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Package funModeling: data cleaning, importance variable analysis and model perfomance

February 8, 2016
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Package funModeling: data cleaning, importance variable analysis and model perfomance

Hi there :) This new package -install.packages("funModeling")- tries to cover with simple concepts common tasks in data science. Written like a short tutorial, its focus...

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Tutorial: Credit Card Fraud Detection with SQL Server 2016 R Services

February 8, 2016
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Tutorial: Credit Card Fraud Detection with SQL Server 2016 R Services

If you have a database of credit-card transactions with a small percentage tagged as fraudulent, how can you create a process that automatically flags likely fraudulent transactions in the...

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Data Exploration with Kaggle – R Tutorial

February 8, 2016
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Data Exploration with Kaggle – R Tutorial

Ever wonder where to begin your data analysis? Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) is often the best starting point. Take the new hands-on course from Kaggle &  DataCamp

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flipsideR: Support for ASX Option Chain Data

February 8, 2016
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I previously wrote about some ad hoc R code for downloading Option Chain data from Google Finance. I finally wrapped it up into a package called flipsideR, which is...

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"Using R for Introductory Econometrics"

February 8, 2016
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"Using R for Introductory Econometrics"

Recently, I received an email from Florian Heiss, Professor and Chair of Statistics and Econometrics at the Henrich Heine University of Dusseldorf.He wrote:"I'd like to...

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15 graphs on consumer and brand research made by Plotly users

February 8, 2016
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15 graphs on consumer and brand research made by Plotly users

Below are 15 charts made in Plotly or using Ploty’s APIs by users on Brand and consumer Research. 1. So what if I’m old – Brand choices for Age...

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functions exercises

February 7, 2016
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functions exercises

Today we’re practising functions! In the exercises below, you’re asked to write short R scripts that define functions aimed at specific tasks. The exercises start at an easy level,...

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ggseas package for seasonal adjustment on the fly with ggplot2

February 7, 2016
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ggseas package for seasonal adjustment on the fly with ggplot2

In a post a few months ago I built a new ggplot2 statistical transformation (“stat”) to provide X13-SEATS-ARIMA seasonal adjustment on the fly. With certain exploratory workflows...

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Advanced R programming topics course in Leuven

Last call for registration of the course on Advanced R programming topics. Next week on February 17/18, the yearly R course on Advanced R programming topics in Leuven...

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Build your own neural network classifier in R

February 6, 2016
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Build your own neural network classifier in R

​IntroductionImage classification is one important field in Computer Vision, not only because so many applications are associated with it, but also a lot of Computer Vision problems can be...

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There’s a party at Alexa’s place

February 6, 2016
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There’s a party at Alexa’s place

This post was originally posted on There's a party at Alexa's place.This is my first blog of the year…so I want it to be something really nice and...

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Hadley Wickham’s Advanced R in Amsterdam

February 6, 2016
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Hadley Wickham’s Advanced R in Amsterdam

On May 19 and 20, 2016, Hadley Wickham will teach his two day Master R Developer Workshop in the centrally located European city of Amsterdam. Are you ready to...

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Mastering R plot – Part 2: Axis

February 6, 2016
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Mastering R plot – Part 2: Axis

This is the second part of the Mastering R plot series. The standard plot function in R allows extensive tuning of every element being plotted. There are, however, many...

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What has Kaggle learned from 2 million machine learning models?

February 5, 2016
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What has Kaggle learned from 2 million machine learning models? Anthony Goldbloom, founder and CEO...

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Pitfall of XML package: to know the cause

February 5, 2016
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Pitfall of XML package:  to know the cause

This is the sequel to the previous report “issues specific to cp932 locale, Japanese Shift-JIS, on Windows“.  In this report, I will dig the issues deeper to find out...

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Speaking at DataPhilly February 2016

February 5, 2016
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Speaking at DataPhilly February 2016

The next DataPhilly meetup will feature a medley of machine-learning talks, including an Intro to ML from yours truly. Check out the speakers list and be sure to RSVP....

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Introducing Microsoft R Open: Replay and slides

February 5, 2016
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We had a fantastic turnout to last week's webinar, Introduction to Microsoft R Open. If you missed it, you can watch the replay below. In the talk, I gives...

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Shiny Developer Conference 2016 Recap

February 5, 2016
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This is a guest post from VP Nagraj, a data scientist embedded within UVA’s Health Sciences Library, who runs our

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Cricket analytics with cricketr in paperback and Kindle versions

February 5, 2016
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Cricket analytics with cricketr in paperback and Kindle versions

My book “Cricket analytics with cricketr” is now available in paperback and Kindle versions. The paperback is available from Amazon (US, UK and Europe) for $ 48.99. The Kindle...

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New Version of “Wrangling F1 Data With R” Just Released…

February 5, 2016
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New Version of “Wrangling F1 Data With R” Just Released…

So I finally got round to pushing a revised (and typo corrected!) version of Wrangling F1 Data With R: A Data Junkie’s Guide, that also includes a handful of...

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Data from the World Health Organization API

February 5, 2016
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Data from the World Health Organization API

Eric Persson released yesterday a new WHO R package which allows easy access to the World Health Organization’s data API. He’s also done a nice...

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Alternate R Markdown Templates

February 4, 2016
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The knitr/R markdown system is a great way to organize reports and analyses. However, the built-in ones (that come with RStudio/the rmarkdown package) rely on Bootstrap and also use...

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Death Comes to Us All

February 4, 2016
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Death Comes to Us All

I have been working with a data set on causes of death in my adopted home state of Utah for a little while now, and I had been struggling...

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OpenCPU Server Release 1.5.4

February 4, 2016
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OpenCPU Server Release 1.5.4

Version 1.5.4 of the OpenCPU server has been released to Launchpad (Ubuntu) and OBS (Fedora). This update does not introduce...

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