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Open Analytics @ UseR! 2015

June 27, 2015
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Saturday 27 June 2015 - 22:47 The knarrs of Open Analytics have left the port of Antwerp on their way to Denmark. What will our delegation bring to Aalborg besides our loyal sponsorship? Tuesday For starters we've just released a Dockerfile Editor which may be particularly useful for Dirk Eddelbuettel's...

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Editing Dockerfiles with Architect

June 22, 2015
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Editing Dockerfiles with Architect

Monday 22 June 2015 - 14:36 In the last two years, software development had taken a step forward with the advent of the Docker. For the uninitiated, a Docker is a tool that automates the deployment of applications by packaging them with their dependencies in a virtual container, eliminating the need for...

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All Aboard! The R Service Bus 6.2

April 14, 2015
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All Aboard! The R Service Bus 6.2

Tuesday 14 April 2015 - 14:35 As R has continued its growth in populary, it's made some exotic friends. Friends who speak other (programming) languages. Friends who live on servers and virtual machines. Friends who sometimes need to set aside t...

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Need for Processing Speed: data.table

March 30, 2015
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Need for Processing Speed: data.table

Monday 30 March 2015 - 15:05 The first time I discovered data.table it felt like magic. I was waiting on a process that was projected to take the better part of an afternoon. In the meantime, I followed the data.table tutorial, rewrote my code using the data.table structure, and fully executed...

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Hypothesis Testing: Fishing for Trouble

March 23, 2015
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Hypothesis Testing: Fishing for Trouble

Monday 23 March 2015 - 14:50 Introduction "Can you check if this is significant?" It was a seemingly innocuous question from a dangerous source: a semi data-literate scientist. The kind who believed, deep in his heart, that small p-values were ...

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Using Kickstarter data to predict Ubuntu Edge’s success

August 1, 2013
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Using Kickstarter data to predict Ubuntu Edge’s success

Thursday 1 August 2013 - 14:53 Earlier this week we published an article with an analysis of the Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, and the outlook was bleak. Donations had slowed to a crawl, and Canonical's $32 million goal appeared to be little more than a pipe dream. Yes, readers replied,...

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Crowdfunding the Ubuntu Edge will fail

July 30, 2013
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Crowdfunding the Ubuntu Edge will fail

Tuesday 30 July 2013 - 14:14 Although the Ubuntu Edge has been record-breaking in its crowdfunding efforts, the fundraising campaign will fall well short of its 32 million dollar target. Just to be clear, I hope to be proven wrong! I backed the Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo fundraiser at the $625 level...

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Architect 0.9.3

July 26, 2013
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Architect 0.9.3

Friday 26 July 2013 - 13:35 Architect is an Eclipse-based cross-platform IDE for R packed with features for advanced R users. Need convincing? Let's take a look at some of Architect's most popular features. Visual Debugger Architect comes eq...

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The State of namingConventions in R

July 16, 2013
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The State of namingConventions in R

(This article was first published on Open Analytics - Blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Tuesday 16 July 2013 – 11:14 Last week’s 2013 useR! conference was filled to the brim with informative talks, but hands down the crown for most entertaining talk goes to Rasmus Bååth’s State of Naming Conventions in R presentation. Rasmus’ lighthearted talk leveraged the...

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OpenAnalytics @ UseR 2013: What’s on the Program?

July 1, 2013
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Monday 1 July 2013 - 22:37 OpenAnalytics is once more proud sponsor of the yearly R User Conference and sent a strong delegation to present some of its recent work. On Tuesday July 9 Tobias Verbeke and Stephan Wahlbrink give a pre-conference...

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