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Call for abstracts to present at useR! 2014

March 2, 2014
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We are happy to inform you that abstract submission for useR! 2014 is now available online, see http://user2014.stat.ucla.edu/ The R User Conference, useR! 2014 is scheduled for July 1-3, 2014 at the University of California, Los Angeles. Before the official program, half-day tutorials will be offered on Monday, June 30. Participants are encouraged to submit The post

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Publishing dynamic data on ocpu.io

February 16, 2014
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Publishing dynamic data on ocpu.io

Suppose you would like to publish some data, for example to accompany a journal article. One way would be to put a CSV file on your website, and share the URL with your colleagues. However CSV has many limitations: it only works for tabular structures, has limited type safety (pretty much everything...

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Share and access R code, data, apps on ocpu.io

February 12, 2014
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Share and access R code, data, apps on ocpu.io

ocpu.io is a new domain for publishing code, data and apps based on the OpenCPU system. Any R package on Github is directly available via yourname.ocpu.io. Thereby the package can be used remotely via the OpenCPU API to access data, perform remote function calls, reproduce results, publish webapps, and much more....

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OpenCPU 1.2: Flexible and reliable R function RPC over HTTPS + JSON

December 19, 2013
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OpenCPU 1.2: Flexible and reliable R function RPC over HTTPS + JSON

Earlier this week, OpenCPU 1.2 was released. This release uses the new jsonlite package for JSON conversion, which puts in place the final fundamental piece of the OpenCPU framework. This post describes what has changed, why this is important, and how to upgrade. From here, no major changes in the OpenCPU API...

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OpenCPU 1.2: Flexible and reliable R function RPC over HTTPS + JSON

December 19, 2013
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OpenCPU 1.2: Flexible and reliable R function RPC over HTTPS + JSON

Earlier this week, OpenCPU 1.2 was released. This release uses the new jsonlite package for JSON conversion, which puts in place the final fundamental piece of the OpenCPU framework. This post describes what has changed, why this is important, and how to upgrade. From here, no major changes in the OpenCPU API...

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New package: jsonlite. A smart(er) JSON encoder/decoder.

December 6, 2013
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New package: jsonlite. A smart(er) JSON encoder/decoder.

This week we released a new package on CRAN: jsonlite. This package is a fork of RJSONIO by Duncan Temple Lang and builds on the same parser, but uses a different mapping between R objects and JSON data. The package vignette goes in great detail and has many examples on...

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New package: jsonlite. A smart(er) JSON encoder/decoder.

December 6, 2013
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New package: jsonlite. A smart(er) JSON encoder/decoder.

This week we released a new package on CRAN: jsonlite. This package is a fork of RJSONIO by Duncan Temple Lang and builds on the same parser, but uses a different mapping between R objects and JSON data. The package vignette goes in great detail and has many examples on...

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Continuous Integration with OpenCPU

November 27, 2013
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Continuous Integration with OpenCPU

Starting version 1.0.7, the OpenCPU cloud server adds support for continuous integration (CI). This means that Github repositories can be configured to automatically install your package on an OpenCPU server, every time a commit is pushed. To t...

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Continuous Integration with OpenCPU

November 27, 2013
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Continuous Integration with OpenCPU

Starting version 1.0.7, the OpenCPU cloud server adds support for continuous integration (CI). This means that Github repositories can be configured to automatically install your package on an OpenCPU server, every time a commit is pushed. To t...

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The RAppArmor Package: Enforcing Security Policies in R Using Dynamic Sandboxing on Linux

November 14, 2013
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The RAppArmor Package: Enforcing Security Policies in R Using Dynamic Sandboxing on Linux

An article called The RAppArmor Package: Enforcing Security Policies in R Using Dynamic Sandboxing on Linux has appeared in the latest volume of he Journal of Statistical Software: http://www.jstatsoft.org/v55/i07. The RAppArmor package is one of the foundations of the OpenCPU framework. It protects against malicious use and excessive use of hardware...

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