10 featured R jobs from around the world (2016-08-30)

August 30, 2016
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10 featured R jobs from around the world (2016-08-30)

Here are the new R Jobs for 2016-08-30. To post your R job on the next post Just visit this link and post a new R job to the R community. You can either post a job for free (which works great), or pay $50 to have your job featured (and get extra exposure). Current R jobs Job seekers: please follow the links below to learn more and...

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Desktop in the Cloud

August 29, 2016
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Desktop in the Cloud

I just wanted to share the good experience I have had with creating a virtual personal desktop on Paperspace. A few months ago I started researching whether there was...

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RProtoBuf 0.4.5: now with protobuf v2 and v3!

August 29, 2016
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A few short weeks after the 0.4.4 release of RProtoBuf, we are happy to announce a new version 0.4.5 which appeared on CRAN earlier today. RProtoBuf...

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RClimate Script to Assess Local Hot Day Trends

August 29, 2016
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RClimate Script to Assess Local Hot Day Trends

There is ample evidence of global climate change, these are just a few examples  (here, here, here). While global indicators are important to focus attention on the problem and...

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tibble 1.2.0

August 29, 2016
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tibble 1.2.0

We’re proud to announce version 1.2.0 of the tibble package. Tibbles are a modern reimagining of the data frame, keeping what time has shown to be effective, and throwing...

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Want to learn how to make maps in R?

August 29, 2016
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Once upon a time I wrote an open source package that makes it easy to create choropleth maps in R. I called the package choroplethr. Then... The post Want...

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Video series: Introduction to Microsoft R Server

August 29, 2016
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Microsoft R Server extends the base R language and Microsoft R Open with big-data capabilities. Specifically, it adds the RevoScaleR package, which creates an out-of-memory "CDF" data structure (so...

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Make Bland Altman Plots with Marginal Histograms using ggExtra

The Problem As you know in Clinical Chemistry, we are not always writing a major paper but sometimes just preparing a short-report to answer a technical question that we've...

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quantmod 0.4-6 on CRAN

August 29, 2016
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CRAN just accepted a bugfix release of quantmod.  The most pertinent changes were to fix getSymbols.oanda (#36) and getOptionChain.yahoo (#92).  It also includes a fix...

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Shiny tips & tricks for improving your apps and solving common problems

August 29, 2016
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Shiny tips & tricks for improving your apps and solving common problems

This document contains a collection of various Shiny tricks that I commonly use or that I know many people ask about. Each link contains a...

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Dates and Times – Simple and Easy with lubridate exercises (part 2)

August 29, 2016
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Dates and Times – Simple and Easy with lubridate exercises (part 2)

This is the second part in the series teaching the “lubridate” package. As a short recap from the previous part, I mentioned that date/date_time formats are easily parced using...

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RDBL – manipulate data in-database with R code only

August 29, 2016
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RDBL – manipulate data in-database with R code only

In this post I introduce our own package RDBL, the R DataBase Layer. With this package you can manipulate data in-database without writing SQL code. The package interprets the...

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DHARMa – an R package for residual diagnostics of GLMMs

August 28, 2016
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DHARMa – an R package for residual diagnostics of GLMMs

I just released a small R package that I have been working on for a while. The motivation for this package came from the observation that I kept on...

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rfoaas 1.1.0

August 28, 2016
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rfoaas 1.1.0

FOAAS upstream came out with release 1.1.0 earlier last week. Tyler Hunt was kind enough to provide an almost immediate pull request adding support for the extended capabilties....

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satRday conference @ Budapest next week

August 27, 2016
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satRday conference @ Budapest next week

There's only one week left until the very first satRdays event all around the world!This is a very exciting project with great interest from...

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Dual axes time series plots with various more awkward data

August 27, 2016
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Dual axes time series plots with various more awkward data

In my most recent blog post I introduced the dualplot() R function, which allows you to create time series plots with two different scales on the vertical axes in...

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RcppCNPy 0.2.5

August 26, 2016
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A maintenance release of the RcppCNPy package is now on CRAN. RcppCNPy provides R with read and write access to NumPy files thanks to the cnpy library by Carl...

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Microsoft R Open 3.3.1 now available for Windows, Mac and Linux

August 26, 2016
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Microsoft R Open 3.3.1 now available for Windows, Mac and Linux

Microsoft R Open 3.3.1, our enhanced disstribution of open source R, is now available for download for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This update upgrades the R langauge engine to...

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Reshape 2 Exercises

August 26, 2016
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Reshape 2 Exercises

The Reshape 2 package is based on differentiating between identification variables, and measurement variables. The functions of the Reshape 2 package then “melt” datasets from wide to long format,...

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Analysis of the #7FavPackages hashtag

August 26, 2016
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Analysis of the #7FavPackages hashtag

Twitter has seen a recent trend of “first 7” and “favorite 7” hashtags, like #7FirstJobs and #7FavFilms. Last week I added one to the mix, about my...

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Five ways to calculate internal consistency

August 26, 2016
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Five ways to calculate internal consistency

Let’s get psychometric and learn a range of ways to compute the internal consistency of a test or questionnaire in R. We’ll be covering: Average inter-item correlation ...

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Beyond R: Integration of R into the analysis software KNIME and in Docker environments

August 26, 2016
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Beyond R: Integration of R into the analysis software KNIME and in Docker environments

Speaker of the Kenntnis-Tage 2016: Eugene Harschack | Decadis AG Eugene Harschack works in the Business Intelligence Solution department at Decadis, where he implements BI solutions for customers....

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RcppArmadillo 0.7.400.2.0

August 25, 2016
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RcppArmadillo 0.7.400.2.0

Another Armadillo 7.* release -- now at 7.400. We skipped the 7.300.* serie release as it came too soon after our most recent CRAN release. Releasing RcppArmadillo 0.7.400.2.0...

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Presidential Election Predictions 2016 (an ASA competition)

August 25, 2016
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Guest post by Jo Hardin ASA’s Prediction Competition In this election year, the American Statistical Association (ASA) has put together a competition for students to predict the exact percentages for...

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Tickets now available for EARL2016 Boston

August 25, 2016
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Tickets now available for EARL2016 Boston

We are pleased to announce that registration has now opened for this year’s Boston EARL Conference, which will be held at the Boston Science Museum on the 7-9th November....

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R with Power BI: Import, Transform, Visualize and Share

August 25, 2016
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R with Power BI: Import, Transform, Visualize and Share

Power BI, Microsoft's data visualization and reporting platform, has made great strides in the past year integrating the R language. This Computerworld article describes the recent advances with Power...

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R Markdown: How to format tables and figures in .docx files

August 25, 2016
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R Markdown: How to format tables and figures in .docx files

In research, we usually publish the most important findings in tables and figures. When writing research papers using Rmarkdown (*.Rmd), we have several options to format the output of...

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Extending sparklyr to Compute Cost for K-means on YARN Cluster with Spark ML Library

August 24, 2016
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Extending sparklyr to Compute Cost for K-means on YARN Cluster with Spark ML Library

Machine and statistical learning wizards are becoming more eager to perform analysis with Spark ML library if this is only possible. It’s trendy, posh, spicy and gives the...

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Python style logging in R

August 24, 2016
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Python style logging in R

This entry is part 20 of 20 in the series Using RWe are increasingly using R in “operational” settings that require robust error handling and logging. In this post we...

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