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Crawling facebook with R

January 15, 2012
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Crawling facebook with R

So, let's crawl some data out of facebook using R. Don't get too excited though, this is just a weekend whatif project. Anyway, so for example, I want to download some photos where I'm tagged. First, we need an access token from facebook. I don't know how to get this programmatically, so let's get one manually, log on to facebook...

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… And now for solution 17, still using Rcpp

December 14, 2011
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Here comes yet another sequel of the code optimization problem from the R wiki, still using Rcpp, but with a different strategy this time Essentially, my previous version (15) was using stringstream although we don't really need its functionality ...

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int64: 64 bit integer vectors for R

November 26, 2011
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int64: 64 bit integer vectors for R

The Google Open Source Programs Office sponsored me to create the new int64 package that has been released to CRAN a few days ago. The package has been mentionned in an article in the open source blog from Google. The package defines classes i...

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Code optimization, an Rcpp solution

November 10, 2011
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Tony Breyal woke up an old code optimization problem in this blog post, so I figured it was time for an Rcpp based solution This solutions moves down Henrik Bengtsson's idea (which was at the basis of attempt 10) down to C++. The idea was to call sprintf less than the other solutions to generate the strings...

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Rcpp reverse dependency graph

October 30, 2011
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Rcpp reverse dependency graph

I played around with reverse dependencies of Rcpp. At the moment, 44 packages depend on Rcpp and the number goes up to 53 when counting recusive reverse dependencies. I've used graphviz for the representation of the directed graph Here is the c...

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R Bloggers widget in R Graph Gallery

October 11, 2011
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R Bloggers widget in R Graph Gallery

Following last post about partnership with R Bloggers, Tal and I have added a small widget to the gallery main page to present links to recent posts on R Bloggers It uses the wordpress api to grab information about the rss feed generated by R Bl...

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R Graph Gallery widget in R Bloggers

October 8, 2011
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R Graph Gallery widget in R Bloggers

The R Bloggers website, maintained by Tal Galili, aggregates blogs (including mine) from many people of the R community. Tal and I have been wondering about how to tight R Bloggers with the gallery, supporting each other's website. To that extent...

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Twitter updates on R Graph Gallery

October 3, 2011
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Twitter updates on R Graph Gallery

I've added a twitter search widget that searches for the #rgraphgallery hashtag or the url of the gallery on the front page.

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R Graph Gallery – Donations Welcome

September 30, 2011
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R Graph Gallery – Donations Welcome

I've added a PayPal button into the graph, just in case people want to help the development of the website

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Facebook page about the Graph Gallery

September 22, 2011
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Facebook page about the Graph Gallery

I've just created a facebook page about the R Graph Gallery I hope this will improve the experience of the website by making it more social, for example, I anticipate that people will share their own graphs by sending a picture on the facebook ...

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