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satRdays are coming

January 8, 2016
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satRdays are coming

It's been only around 2 months since the idea of community-driven R conferences was born, when Steph Locke first talked publicly about this cool conception, but I am pretty sure we will be able to attend at least one or two satRdays in 2016 -- as the project received many and very positive feedback on GitHub,...

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Let’s meet on SatRdays: the link between RUGs and conferences

November 13, 2015
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Let’s meet on SatRdays: the link between RUGs and conferences

I am always very happy to attend local R meetups and international R conferences, as these are great opportunities tomeet other R users, developers, rock stars and friends from all around the world/GH/SO/Twitter etc, listen to inspiring presentati...

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R and Impala: it’s better to KISS than using Java

October 29, 2015
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R and Impala: it’s better to KISS than using Java

One of the best things I like in working at CARD.com is that I am...

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Mastering Data Analysis with R

October 17, 2015
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Mastering Data Analysis with R

Sorry about the noisy post title, but it happens to be the name of the book I was working on in the past year, which has been just published at Packt:Although I do not think that reading this ~400 page book will turn everyone into a true master of R and data...

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Call for Papers at the Budapest BI and Open Analytics Forum

August 7, 2015
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Call for Papers at the Budapest BI and Open Analytics Forum

Last year, I was extremely happy to see the great success of the R community -- dominating the Budapest BI Forum 2014 with 8 talks and 2 workshops on introductory and some hard-core R topics:"My Journey to R" plenary talk and "Fast and flexible data wr...

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pander 0.5.0: the next generation of markdown tables in R

October 30, 2014
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A new version of pander was just released on CRAN with 200+ commits of new features, major performance updates and some minor fixes . One of the minor technical changes, which might be major good news for the knitr users, is that there is no further need to specify asis in knitr chunks when calling pander – please...

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Hungarian RUG guest speakers: Romain Francois and Matt Dowle

October 25, 2014
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Hungarian RUG guest speakers: Romain Francois and Matt Dowle

The Budapest Users of R Network, which is the only one active Hungarian R User Group so far, was founded a bit more than a year ago, and I was really happy to see more than 200 registrations before its first anniversary. The RUG proved to be active and popular in Hungary, which makes me feel extremely...

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Pander tables inside of knitr

September 18, 2014
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Pander tables inside of knitr

Hadley Wickham opened my eyes that calling pander to generate nifty markdown tables inside of knitr requires a special chunk option, which bothersome extra step might be saved by updating pander a bit. So it's done.In a nutshell, whenever you...

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Budapest BI and Open Analytics Forum: call for papers

September 8, 2014
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Budapest BI and Open Analytics Forum: call for papers

Following last year's tradition, I am happy to share some news on the forthcoming vendor-independent Budapest BI Forum to be hold between the 25th and 27th of November in Hungary.Beside learning about conventional business intelligence t...

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EditorConfig: force unified coding style from all your contributors

September 1, 2014
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EditorConfig: force unified coding style from all your contributors

In the past 10 years since I started using R, there were a series of things that changed the way I code (in chronological sequence): my first R function, different IDEs, my first R package, roxygen, GitHub, the devtools wiki, StackOverflow, my first useR! conference, continuous integration tools and e.g. participating in the Google Summer of Code. Probably I will...

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