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Craig Bellamy – quite dplyr

February 4, 2014
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Craig Bellamy – quite dplyr

This weekend brought a couple of firsts in Cardiff’s winner against Norwich After a wretched time at Manchester United, Wilfried Zaha recorded his first Premiership assist, whilst, more interestingly, Craig Bellamy became the first player in history to score for seven different Premier League clubs To celebrate, I thought it was worth taking a quick

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Shiny App for Polling Forums

September 5, 2013
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In 2010, Crystal Palace FC were in administration and had 10 points deducted during the year. They only survived in the Championship on the last day of the season A year ago, they started the league with three consecutive losses and were relegation favourites. Fast forward 12 months and they are again strong tips for

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More goodies from rCharts

July 22, 2013
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More goodies from rCharts

The guys developing rCharts continue to release enhancements by the day and I have taken advantage to update a couple of Shiny apps The CRAN download app now sports the new exporter feature so that any chart a user comes up with can be saved as a SVG vector, PNG or JPEG image or as

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Not only CRAN downloads and Shiny … but also .. rCharts

June 21, 2013
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Not only CRAN downloads and Shiny … but also .. rCharts

I have been meaning for some time to get stuck into the rCharts package which provides an interface to many Javascript graphic libraries. These offer rich charting capabilities with interactivity and a great deal of customization. As regular readers will know, I am also interested in improved publicity for CRAN packages, although the Shiny app

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Shiny App for CRAN packages

May 13, 2013
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Over the past few days, I have been introduced to a few new-to-me R packages, via some comments from the Shiny guys and the R-bloggers site. This seems a rather haphazard way of acquiring knowledge and I cannot be alone in thinking that this is not the most productive way to become aware of new/better

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How R Grows – not so fast

May 9, 2013
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How R Grows – not so fast

I have had some work on CRAN stats on the back-burner but the recent article How R Grows tempted me to push it up the list In the interim, I have a couple of comments on Joseph Rickert`s article. Although the body of the article refers to packages either created or updated in a time

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TV shows rated by episode as a Shiny App

May 1, 2013
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TV shows rated by episode as a Shiny App

A few days ago there was an interesting R based article by diffuseprior on the decline and fall in the quality of The Simpsons The author scraped results from GEOS, an online survey of TV programs, and applied the R package changepoint to offer an analysis of the show over time This seemed a candidate

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MLB Pitcher Values

April 18, 2013
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MLB Pitcher Values

Not the start Blue Jays fans were looking for. With a 6-9 record at the time of publication they already trail Boston (led by reviled ex-BJ manager, John Farrell) by 4.5 games. The batting has been particularly anemic but the pitching – particularly the starting rotation – has also been a concern I have whipped

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Are knuckleballers more volatile?

April 10, 2013
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Are knuckleballers more volatile?

For years, the Blue Jays have been also-rans in the AL East but splashed out this season turning prospects into established stars in the hope of reaching the World Series Seven games in and the 2-5 start has the perennial doubts resurfacing, particularly as none of the much-vaunted starters has yet to pitch a seventh

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Analyzing Local Data with a Shiny Web App

March 19, 2013
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A great. recent enhancement for the Shiny App is the ability to upload local files. Now, in addition to users being able to interact with data provided on the host e.g. Soccer Tables or via the web, Wikipedia Search Rates they can use apps to view and analyse their own data I have knocked up

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