NIMBLE online tutorial, November 18, 2021

October 20, 2021 | Chris Paciorek

We’ll be giving a two-hour tutorial on NIMBLE, sponsored by the environmental Bayes (enviBayes) section of ISBA (The International Society for Bayesian Analysis), on Thursday November 18, from 11 am to 1 pm US Eastern time. NIMBLE ( is a system for fitting and programming with hierarchical models in R that ...
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Tidy Time Series Forecasting in R with Spark

October 19, 2021 | Business Science

I’m SUPER EXCITED to show fellow time-series enthusiasts a new way that we can scale time series analysis using an amazing technology called Spark! Without Spark, large-scale forecasting projects of 10,000 time series can take days to run because of long-running for-loops and the need to test many models on ...
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A beginner’s guide to Shiny modules

October 19, 2021 | R Views

This post by Emily Riederer is the winning entry in our recent Call for Documentation contest. Emily is a Senior Analytics Manager at Capital One where she leads a team building internal analytical tools including R packages, datamarts, and Shiny apps. Outside of work, Emily can be found sharing more ...
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Git: Moving from Master to Main

October 19, 2021 | The Jumping Rivers Blog

In June 2020, GitHub announced that is was moving the default branch name from master to the more neutral name, main. GitLab followed suit in a few months later. Tobie Langel makes the salient point on why changing the name is a good thing: So master is not only racist, it’...
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Using Data Science in Pharma – Top 10 Real-World Examples

October 19, 2021 | Dario Radečić

Data science is advancing into nearly every industry from pharma and banking to sales and logistics. And why not — when data science is properly integrated it results in a performance boost, faster implementation, or process automation (read: money, money, money). The pharmaceutical and medical industries are no exception. Every top ...
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HCRIS Field Labels

October 18, 2021 | R - datawookie

Fathom Data has been doing a lot of work with the HCRIS (Healthcare Cost Report Information System) data. The underlying reports are submitted as a spreadsheet with multiple sheets. The data are then extracted and recorded in a simple tabular format, with each field linked to a worksheet code (wksht_...
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How to do Binning in R?

October 18, 2021 | finnstats »

Binning in R, you will learn about data binning in this tutorial. Binning develops distinct categories from numerical data that are frequently continuous. It’s very handy for comparing different sets of data. Binning is a pre-processing proce...
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