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Hadley Wickham on why he created all those R packages

July 27, 2015
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Hadley Wickham on why he created all those R packages

Priceonomics published on Friday an in-depth profile of Hadley Wickham, author of many of the most popular R packages including ggplot2, dplyr and devtools. In the article, he reveals that his motivation for creating these packages was primarily to provide better ways of accomplishing routine tasks in R, an immensely useful contribution that sadly wasn't recognized in an academic...

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Evading the “Hadley tax”: Faster Travis tests for R

July 26, 2015
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Evading the “Hadley tax”: Faster Travis tests for R

Hadley is a popular figure, and rightly so as he successfully introduced many newcomers to the wonders offered by R. His approach strikes some of us old greybeards as wrong---I particularly take exception with some of his writing which frequently portrays a particular approach as both the best and only one. Real programming, I think, is...

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mapView: basic interactive viewing of spatial data in R

July 24, 2015
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mapView: basic interactive viewing of spatial data in R

Working with spatial data in R I find myself quite often in the need to quickly visually check whether a certain analysis has produced reasonable results. There are two ways I usually do this. Either I: (sp)plot the data in … Continue reading →

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Revolution R Open 3.2.1 now available

July 23, 2015
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The latest update to Revolution R Open, RRO 3.2.1, is now available for download from MRAN. This release upgrades to the latest R engine (3.2.1), enables package downloads via HTTPS by default, and adds new supported Linux platforms. Revolution R Open 3.2.1 includes: The latest R engine, R 3.2.1. Improvements in this release include more flexible character string handling,...

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New R Markdown articles section, plus .Rmd to .docx super powers!

July 22, 2015
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New R Markdown articles section, plus .Rmd to .docx super powers!

We’ve added a new articles section to the R Markdown development center at rmarkdown.rstudio.com/articles.html. Here you can find expert advice and tips on how to use R Markdown efficiently. In one of the first articles, Richard Layton of graphdoctor.com explains the best tips for using R Markdown to generate Microsoft Word documents. You’ll learn how to set Word styles tweak

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Chronicles from useR! – summing up

July 21, 2015
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Chronicles from useR! – summing up

Dear R users, Here you are my last post on the useR! in

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A Tutorial on Loops in R – Usage and Alternatives

July 21, 2015
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A Tutorial on Loops in R – Usage and Alternatives

Introduction In this easy-to-follow R tutorial on loops we will examine the constructs available in R for looping, and how to make use of R’s vectorization feature to perform your looping tasks more efficiently. We will present a few looping examples; then criticize and deprecate these in favor of the most popular vectorized alternatives (amongst The post

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This R Data Import Tutorial Is Everything You Need

July 21, 2015
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This R Data Import Tutorial Is Everything You Need

You might find that loading data into R can be quite frustrating. Almost every single type of file that you want to get into R seems to require its own function, and even then you might get lost in the functions’ arguments. In short, it can be fairly easy to mix up things from time to The post

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RcppRedis 0.1.5

July 17, 2015
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Another small update to RcppRedis arrived on CRAN this morning. The fix I made a few days ago addressing a unit test setup (for the rredis package loaded only for a comparison) didn't quite work out. Changes in version 0.1.5 (2015-07-17) Anothe...

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EARL2015 Conference, Boston – Full Agenda Announced

July 16, 2015
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EARL2015 Conference, Boston  – Full Agenda Announced

By Liz Matthews, Marketing and Events UK We are delighted to announce the full agenda for the EARL2015 Conference which takes place at the Microsoft NERD Center in Boston in November.  The conference will feature : 4 pre-conference workshops 4 Keynote … Continue reading →

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