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R activity around the world

April 22, 2014
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R activity around the world

This project was inspired by "Where is the R Activity?" and our follow-up post on the number of useR! 2013 attendees. But instead of static maps, now we gathered bunch of R-related data from a variety of different sources to create some interactive car...

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The attendants of useR! 2013 around the world

November 30, 2013
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The attendants of useR! 2013 around the world

Alex and I had a great time in Albacete this summer, where the annual useR! conference took place. Of course we were really interested in the exciting news on R development, new packages and other related topics that we hoped to hear about there, and we also wanted to present what we have created with our R packages...

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Informative leaflet on R

August 6, 2013
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Informative leaflet on R

We often meet clients who might have never heard of R or who are not really familiar with the power of that nice open-source statistical engine. Instead of explaining the advantages and potentials of using R personally at meetings, we came up with...

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UK dialect maps

July 10, 2013
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UK dialect maps

A few weeks ago Joshua Katz published some awesome dialect maps of the United States with the help of a web interface coded with Shiny. Now we propose a similar setup for the UK data based on our rapporter.net "R-as-a-Service" with some further add-ons, like regional comparison and dynamic textual analysis of the differences: You may...

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Analyse Quandl data with R – even from the cloud

March 10, 2013
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Analyse Quandl data with R – even from the cloud

I have read two thrilling news about the really promising time-series data provider called Quandl recently: Quandl: A Wikipedia for Time Series DataQuandl package released to CRANWith the help of the Quandl R package* (development version...

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Let’s Rapplicate!

January 2, 2013
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Let’s Rapplicate!

It's been a while since you last heard from Rapporter, and we came up with a (hopefully) good excuse for our absence from the blogosphere: Rapplications. To demystify: we developed an API that allows you to create dynamic reports by using the R templates and datasets available on Rapporter. All you need is an account on Rapporter (you can...

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Olimpic predictions – from an R web service provider’s point of view

September 17, 2012
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Olimpic predictions – from an R web service provider’s point of view

Hello, world!Back in July we have read Markus Gesmann’s great blogpost about a prediction for the 100m final in London. Soon we decided to create similar estimates about the forthcoming events and started to post our results on Facebook.We would like to emphasise again that these kind of extrapolated estimates are rather just for fun and we also think...

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