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It’s Time For A Change: A Shiny One

December 3, 2012
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I presented rApache to the public for the first time at the Directions in Statistical Computing workshop in August 2005 (paper), almost seven years ago. It might have been novel, maybe even crazy at the time, but I think rApache showed people a new way to bring R to the web. I presented brew, a templating framework for...

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RMySQL Looking For A New Maintainer

November 19, 2012
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Please contact me if you’d like to take over maintainership of this popular R package.

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Innovation in Statistical Computing

November 15, 2012
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In A Capitalist’s Dilemma, Whoever Wins on Tuesday, Clayton Christensen lays out three kinds of innovations through which an industry cycles: Empowering Innovations - those that offer products and services to a new customer base. The classic empowering (or disruptive) innovation is Ford Motor Company’s introduction of the low-cost Model T coupled with the ability of Ford’s own...

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Deploy Rook Apps: Part II

October 17, 2012
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In Part I, I described how you can deploy your Rook applications with rApache. This post describes how you can do it with R itself. But before we get into that, I’d like to explain the off-again on-again relationship Rook has had with CRAN, R’s package archive network.Since inception (of Rook, not the movie), I...

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Deploy Rook Apps: Part II

October 12, 2012
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In Part I, I described how you can deploy your Rook applications with rApache. This post describes how you can do it with R itself. But before we get into that, I’d like to explain the off-again on-again relationship Rook has had with CRAN, R&#82...

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rApache 1.2.0 Released

July 27, 2012
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rApache 1.2.0 Released

With this release comes a minor change in behavior: for requests that have been configured with RFileEval, RFileHandler, or using the r-script handler, rApache will set the working directory to the file’s directory.For instance with a Rook deployment like this:<Location /hmisc> SetHandler r-handler ...

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Deploy Rook Apps with rApache: Part I

July 23, 2012
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Since rApache 1.1.15 you’ve been able to deploy you Rook applications like so:# Run the Rook application named 'app'. On each request, the expression # 'Rook::Server$call(app)' is evaluated in an environment populated by # rookapp.R. 'app' is expected to be found in that environment. <Location /test/RookApp> SetHandler r-handler ...

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Wrap-up on Blogging with R Markdown and tumblr

June 29, 2012
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This is a wrap-up post to summarize a few of the issues I’ve found so far with blogging on tumblr with R Markdown.tumblr Puts a 1Mb Cap On Its HTML EditorFair warning.When I tried eating my own dogfood while writing the previous posts, I found that I had to manually upload all those pretty screenshots of the tumblr interface. For some...

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Blog with R Markdown and tumblr: Part II

June 26, 2012
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Blog with R Markdown and tumblr: Part II

In Part I of this series I described how to set up your tumblr blog so that you can create posts like those on the example site R Markdown Blog.Now I’ll describe how you can actually create such posts. I’ll be using the RStudio IDE for the desktop in all the steps below,...

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Blog with R Markdown and tumblr: Part I

June 24, 2012
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Blog with R Markdown and tumblr: Part I

I finally got a chance this weekend to settle on a way to include R Markdown into my blogging process. I needed to do this as my subsequent postings will involve more code chunks regarding Rook deployment and examples, and R Markdown formats and highlights code chunks like a boss! If you want to incorporate R code,...

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