Today I went to the RStudio site to post a feature request. I noticed up in the top navigation a link called "Shiny". I like things that are shiny. It turns out Shiny is a new package the RStudio team has developed for easily making r...

Last month we released Shiny, our new R package for creating interactive web applications. The response from the community has been extremely encouraging–we’ve received a lot of great feedback that has helped us to make significant improvements to the framework already! Shiny 0.2.3 on CRAN Starting with Shiny 0.2.3, you can install the latest stable

I had a bit of a play with Shiny over the weekend, using the Ergast Motor Racing Data API and the magical Shiny library for R, that makes building interactive, browser based applications around R a breeze. As this is just a quick heads-up/review post, I’ll largely limit myself to a few screenshots. When I

The cube, 41063625 (3453), can be permuted to produce two other cubes: 56623104 (3843) and 66430125 (4053). In fact, 41063625 is the smallest cube which has exactly three permutations of its digits which are also cube.Find the smallest cube for which exactly five permutations of its digits are cube. Read...

Over the weekend, we updated all of the pbdR packages currently available on the CRAN. The updates include tons of internal housecleaning as well as many new features. Notably, pbdBASE_0.1-1 and pbdDMAT_0.1-1 were released, which contain lm.fit() methods. This function in particular has been available at my github for over a month, but didn't make its way to the...

Many of the forecasting packages in R requires a time series that is covariance stationary. For those who are not familiar with this term, there is an excellent online textbook by Hyndman and Athanasopoulos, Forecasting: Principles and Practice. Click ...

the centers for medicare and medicaid services (cms) took the plunge. the famous medicare 5% sample has been released to the public, free of charge. jfyi - medicare is the u.s. government program that provides health insurance to 50 million...