2 new R jobs (for July 29th 2014)

July 29, 2014
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r_jobs

This is the bimonthly R Jobs post (for 2014-07-29), based on the R-bloggers’ sister website: R-users.com. If you are an employer who is looking to hire people from the R community, please visit this link to post a new R job (it’s free, and registration takes less than 10 seconds). If you are a job seekers, please follow the links below to learn more and apply for your job of interest (or visit previous...

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Fast-track publishing using the new R markdown – a tutorial and a quick look behind the scenes

July 29, 2014
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Fast-track publishing using the new R markdown – a tutorial and a quick look behind the scenes

The new R Markdown (rmarkdown-package) introduced in Rstudio 0.98.978 provides some neat features by combining the awesome knitr-package and the pandoc-system. The system allows for some neat simplifications of...

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Hit and run. Think Bayes!

July 29, 2014
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Hit and run. Think Bayes!

At the R in Insurance conference Arthur Charpentier gave a great keynote talk on Bayesian modelling in R. Bayes' theorem on conditional probabilities is strikingly simple,...

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analyze the fda adverse event reporting system (faers) with r

July 29, 2014
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doctors prescribe medications for patients all the time.  all the time.  sometimes the results are beneficial, other times the drug has no discernible effect, but occasionally those substances actually...

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Creating an analysis as a package and vignette

Creating an analysis as a package and vignette Following from my last post, I am going to go step by step through the process I use to generate an...

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Chain Operations: An Interesting Feature in dplyr Package

July 28, 2014
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Chain Operations: An Interesting Feature in dplyr Package

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Comment on Sustainability and innovation in staple crop production in the US Midwest

July 28, 2014
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Comment on Sustainability and innovation in staple crop production in the US Midwest

After writing a blog post about the paper “Sustainability and innovation in staple crop production in the US Midwest” I decided to submit a formal comment to the International...

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jpmml and R (Free Webinar)

July 28, 2014
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jpmml and R (Free Webinar)

This free, global webinar will provide an introduction to jpmml, the world’s leading open-source PMML scoring engine currently being utilized by companies such as Airbnb to rapidly deploy predictive...

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The Pay-for-Performance Myth

July 28, 2014
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The Pay-for-Performance Myth

Last week, Eric Chemi and Ariana Giorgi published an interesting article on “The Pay-for-Performance Myth” With all the public chatter about exorbitant executive compensation and income inequality, it’s useful to...

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EARL and other upcoming events

July 28, 2014
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EARL and other upcoming events

Highlighted EARL As in “Effective Applications of the R Language”. 2014 September 15-17, London. Somehow they gave higher billing to Ben Goldacre than to Pat Burns.  If Obama were...

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Pie Charts. Are they worth the Fight?

July 28, 2014
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Pie Charts. Are they worth the Fight?

Like Rob, I recently got back from ICOTS. What a great conference. Kudos to everyone who worked hard to organize and pull it off. In one of the sessions...

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Reuters uses R to report on surge in coastal flooding in US

July 28, 2014
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Reuters uses R to report on surge in coastal flooding in US

As global warming causes sea levels to rise, the risk of flooding for coastal settlements also rises over time. A recent analysis by Reuters find that incidents of coastal...

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Analyses as Packages

Analyses as Packages TL;DR Instead of writing an analysis as a single or set of R scripts, use a package and include the analysis as a vignette of the package. Read...

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a:class <- b

July 28, 2014
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Usually in strongly typed languages, like C++, the type of a variable comes before the variable, e.g.: int x = 23 ; So x is declared of...

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Who wants to disrupt R training and R education?

July 28, 2014
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Who wants to disrupt R training and R education?

Using EdTech applications as an academic, R trainer or training company is no longer a unique selling proposition, but a must-have commodity. In this post, we introduce the new DataCamp course creation...

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Analyzing package dependencies and download logs from Rstudio, and a start towards building an R recommendation engine

July 27, 2014
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Analyzing package dependencies and download logs from Rstudio, and a start towards building an R recommendation engine

In this post, I will focus on the analysis of available R packages and the behavior of its users. In essence, this involves looking at the data in two...

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Shifting Centre of Gravity of US Fossil Fuel Production

July 27, 2014
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Shifting Centre of Gravity of US Fossil Fuel Production

My research Fracking Growth investigates the localised impacts of the current oil and gas production boom in the US. The boom is triggered by extraction of oil and gas deposits,...

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Guns are Cool – States

July 26, 2014
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Guns are Cool – States

Last week I looked at time effects of the shootingtracker database. This week I will look at the states. Some (smaller) states never made it on the database. Other...

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User Request – Shepards Classification of Sediments

July 25, 2014
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User Request – Shepards Classification of Sediments

I received a request overnight on how to render the Shepard’s classification diagram, which is an alternative to the USDA’s textural soil classification. This is quite simple to produce...

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A Few Notes on UseR! 2014

July 25, 2014
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A Few Notes on UseR! 2014

It has been a month since the UseR! 2014 conference, and I'm probably the last one who writes about it. UseR! is my favorite conference because it is technical...

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library() vs require() in R

July 25, 2014
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library() vs require() in R

While I was sitting in a conference room at UseR! 2014, I started counting the number of times that require() was used in the presentations, and would rant about...

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A package about nothing

July 25, 2014
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A package about nothing

nothing is a package about nothing. The idea is that when you do require(nothing) you express that you don't need anything, and therefore nothing assumes you...

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Learning from alternative R engines at DSC 2014

July 25, 2014
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Learning from alternative R engines at DSC 2014

I was honoured to be invited earlier this month to the Directions of Statistical Computing meeting in Brixen, Italy. DSC is one of two meetings run by the R...

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Things to try after useR! – Part 1: Deep Learning with H2O

July 25, 2014
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Things to try after useR! – Part 1: Deep Learning with H2O

Annual R User Conference 2014The useR! 2014 conference was a mind-blowing experience. Hundreds of R enthusiasts and the beautiful UCLA campus, I...

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Combining pages of JSON data with jsonlite and plyr

July 24, 2014
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Combining pages of JSON data with jsonlite and plyr

The jsonlite package is a JSON parser/generator for R which is optimized for pipelines and web APIs. It is used by...

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Announcing Shiny Server Pro 1.2

July 24, 2014
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Announcing Shiny Server Pro 1.2

RStudio is very pleased to announce the general availability of Shiny Server Pro 1.2. Download a free 45 day evaluation of Shiny Server Pro 1.2 Shiny Server Pro 1.2...

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Interactive visualization of non-linear logistic regression decision boundaries with Shiny

Interactive visualization of non-linear logistic regression decision boundaries with Shiny

(skip to the shiny app) Model building is very often an iterative process that involves multiple steps of choosing an algorithm and hyperparameters, evaluating that model / cross validation,...

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An ISO Standard for R (just kidding)

July 24, 2014
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IST/5, the British Standards’ committee responsible for programming languages in the UK, has a new(ish) committee secretary and like all people in a new role wants to see a...

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Agent Based Models and RNetLogo

July 24, 2014
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Agent Based Models and RNetLogo

by Joseph Rickert If I had to pick just one application to be the “killer app” for the digital computer I would probably choose Agent Based Modeling (ABM). Imagine...

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