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Deploying Shiny Server on Amazon EC2

February 8, 2013
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Setting up Shiny Server on Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) can be a bit of a process if you’re unfamiliar with Linux system administration. Thankfully, we’ve done all the hard work for you! If you’re looking to get Shiny Server running in EC2 without delay, just boot up an instance of our public Amazon Machine

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Dallas R Users: Learn Shiny this Saturday, 2/9

February 5, 2013
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Just a heads-up for any R users in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex: I’ll be presenting at the Dallas R Users Group this Saturday, 2/9/2013 at 10:00AM at the University of Dallas (1845 East Northgate Drive, Irving, TX). I’ll be talking about how to use RStudio’s new Shiny framework to create R-powered web applications. For the

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Visualize Color Palettes in Interactive 3D Grid (Shiny + RGL)

January 12, 2013
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Visualize Color Palettes in Interactive 3D Grid (Shiny + RGL)

You can view the application online at http://trestletechnology.net:3838/rgl/! (Bear with us as we try out the very early release of Shiny Server. There may be some downtime and manual restarts of the service required in the next couple of weeks. Please drop us a line if it’s not working as you expected.) This is an

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Reconstruct Gene Networks Using Shiny

December 6, 2012
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Reconstruct Gene Networks Using Shiny

Check out the application on Glimmer!  http://glimmer.rstudio.com/qbrc/grn/   We’ve been experimenting with RStudio’s new Shiny software as a way to quickly and easily create interactive, responsive web applications which are able to leverage complicated analytics back-ends built in the R programming language. We created a simple interface which can infer the structure of an underlying

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Color Palettes in HCL Space

October 12, 2012
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Color Palettes in HCL Space

This is a quick follow-up to my previous post about Color Palettes in RGB Space. Achim Zeileis had commented that, perhaps, it would be more informative to evaluate the color palettes in HCL (polar LUV) space, as that spectrum more accurately describes how humans perceive color. Perhaps more clear trends would emerge in HCL space,

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Color Palettes in RGB Space

June 20, 2012
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Color Palettes in RGB Space

Introduction I've recently been interested in how to communicate information using color. I don't know much about the field of Color Theory, but it's an interesting topic to me. The selection of color palettes, in particular, has been a topic I've been faced with lately. I downloaded 18 different sequential color palettes from Cynthia Brewer's

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Sermon Sentiment Analysis

November 22, 2011
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Sermon Sentiment Analysis

Matt Chandler vs. Mark Driscoll I came across an interesting API from Viral Heat which is capable of “Sentiment Analysis.” This analysis is designed to capture the sentiment of a statement by ranking it on a scale from -1 to 1. For instance, a chipper sentence like “The smell of roses makes me giddy!” is

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