Bugfix release for the ssh package

Bugfix release for the ssh package

The ssh package provides a native ssh client for R. You can connect to a remote server over SSH to transfer files via SCP, setup a secure tunnel, or run a command or script on the host while streaming stdout and stderr directly to the client. The intro vignette provides a brief introduction. This week version 0.4 has been released,...

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Developments in AzureR

February 21, 2019
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by Hong Ooi, senior data scientist, Microsoft Azure The AzureR packages have now been on CRAN for a couple of months, so I thought I'd provide an update on...

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Shiny App to access NOAA data

February 21, 2019
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Shiny App to access NOAA data

Now that the US Government shutdown is over, it is time to download NOAA weather daily summaries in bulk and store them somewhere safe so that at the next...

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Encryptr package: easily encrypt and decrypt columns of sensitive data

February 21, 2019
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A number of existing R packages support data encryption. However, we haven’t found one that easily suits our needs: to encrypt one or many columns of a data frame...

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Finding Economic Articles With Data

February 20, 2019
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Finding Economic Articles With Data

In my view, one of the greatest developments during the last decade in economics is that the Journals of the American Economic Association and some other leading journals require...

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Setting Up Raspberry Pi Temperature/Humidity Sensors for Data Analysis in R

February 20, 2019
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Setting Up Raspberry Pi Temperature/Humidity Sensors for Data Analysis in R

This tutorial is going to cover how to set up a temperature/humidity sensor with a raspberry pi. You will learn how to setup the sensor, a MYSQL server, and connect to...

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Post-docs in wind and solar power forecasting

February 20, 2019
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We currently have two postdoc opportunities together with an industry partner in the field of wind and solar power forecasting (full time, Level B). They are suitable for recently...

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Getting Started With rquery

February 20, 2019
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Getting Started With rquery

To make getting started with rquery (an advanced query generator for R) easier we have re-worked the package README for various data-sources (including SparkR!). Here are our current examples:...

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Announcement: eRum 2020 held in Milano!

February 20, 2019
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Announcement: eRum 2020 held in Milano!

We are very excited to announce that the eRum2020 (European R Users Meeting) will be held in Milan in 2020! The post Announcement: eRum 2020 held in Milano! appeared first...

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Number 6174 or Kaprekar constant in R

February 20, 2019
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Number 6174 or Kaprekar constant in R

Not always is the answer 42 as explained in Hitchhiker’s guide. Sometimes it is also 6174. Kaprekar number is one of those gems, that makes Mathematics fun. Indian recreational...

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I Just Wanted The Data : Turning Tableau & Tidyverse Tears Into Smiles with Base R (An Encoding Detective Story)

February 19, 2019
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I Just Wanted The Data : Turning Tableau & Tidyverse Tears Into Smiles with Base R (An Encoding Detective Story)

Those outside the Colonies may not know that Payless—a national chain that made footwear affordable for millions of ‘Muricans who can’t spare $100.00 USD for a pair of shoes...

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A Few New R Books

February 19, 2019
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Greg Wilson is a data scientist and professional educator at RStudio. As a newcomer to R who prefers to read paper rather than pixels, I’ve been working my way through...

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Descriptive/Summary Statistics with descriptr

February 19, 2019
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Descriptive/Summary Statistics with descriptr

We are pleased to introduce the descriptr package, a set of tools for generating descriptive/summary statistics. Installation # Install release version from CRAN install.packages("descriptr") # Install development version from GitHub # install.packages("devtools") devtools::install_github("rsquaredacademy/descriptr") Shiny App descriptr includes a...

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Floor filler

February 19, 2019
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Floor filler

As I posted recently, I’m involved in a couple of events, later this summer: our annual Summer School and the new(er) tradition of the R for HTA workshop. I have...

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simulation fodder for future exams

February 19, 2019
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simulation fodder for future exams

Here are two nice exercises for a future simulation exam, seen and solved on X validated.The first one is about simulating a Gibbs sampler associated with the joint target...

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Playing With Pipe Notations

February 19, 2019
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Playing With Pipe Notations

Recently Hadley Wickham prescribed pronouncing the magrittr pipe as “then” and using right-assignment as follows: I am not sure if it is a good or bad idea. But let’s...

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Seasonality in NZ voting preference? by @ellis2013nz

February 19, 2019
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Seasonality in NZ voting preference? by @ellis2013nz

There was a flurry of activity in the last couple of days on Twitter and the blogosphere, most notably Thomas Lumley’s excellent Stats Chat, relating to whether there is...

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Monitoring Diabetes’ risk and BMI thanks to a Shiny dashboard

February 19, 2019
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Monitoring Diabetes’ risk and BMI thanks to a Shiny dashboard

Can you track your health status and your BMI simply by entering some personal data? Let's see how we did it with a brand new Shiny app. The post Monitoring...

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Animate intermediate results of your algorithm

February 19, 2019
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Animate intermediate results of your algorithm

The R package gganimate enables to animate plots. It is particularly interesting to visualize the intermediate results of an algorithm, to see how it converges towards the final results. The following...

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To understand recursion you have to understand recursion…

February 19, 2019
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To understand recursion you have to understand recursion…

Sorting values is one of the bread and butter tasks in computer science: this post uses it as a use case to learn what recursion is all about. It...

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In Dev: WiGLE Your Way Into A Hotspot with wiglr

February 18, 2019
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In Dev: WiGLE Your Way Into A Hotspot with wiglr

WiGLE has been around a while and is a great site to explore the pervasiveness or sparsity of Wi-Fi (and cellular) networks around the globe. While interactive use is...

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Marco and Hugo discuss the role of data science in large-scale bets and bookmaking.

February 18, 2019
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Marco and Hugo discuss the role of data science in large-scale bets and bookmaking.

Hugo Bowne-Anderson, the host of DataFramed, the DataCamp podcast, recently interviewed Marco Blume, Trading Director at Pinnacle Sports. Here is the podcast link. Introducing Marco Blume Hugo: ...

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Installing R using Powershell

February 18, 2019
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Installing R using Powershell

Installing R from scratch and creating your favorite IDE setup is especially useful when making fresh installation or when you are developing and testing out different versions. This blogpost...

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Conquering Caffeinated Amazon Athena with the metis Trio of Packages

February 17, 2019
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Conquering Caffeinated Amazon Athena with the metis Trio of Packages

I must preface this post with the posit that if you’re doing anything interactive() with Amazon Athena you should seriously consider just using their free ODBC drivers as it’s...

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Interest in rappers measured by their Google searches

February 17, 2019
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Interest in rappers measured by their Google searches

Google searches and the amount of searches for terms can show how interested the public is in that subject. After all, the act of Googling something is result of...

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Developing R Packages with usethis and GitLab CI: Part III

February 17, 2019
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Developing R Packages with usethis and GitLab CI: Part III

While developing your R package, you will want to make sure the code it contains is as clean as possible and that your package build and testing times are...

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Le Monde puzzle [#1085]

February 17, 2019
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Le Monde puzzle [#1085]

A new Le Monde mathematical puzzle in the digit category: Given 13 arbitrary relative integers chosen by Bo, Abigail can select any subset of them to be drifted by...

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‚Stata-like‘ tick marks for logarithmic axes in ggplot2

February 16, 2019
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‚Stata-like‘ tick marks for logarithmic axes in ggplot2

I am currently reproducing a statistical analysis a colleague of mine conducted in Stata. Obviously, I am using R for the replication. I came across what I think is...

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Query Generation in R

February 16, 2019
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Query Generation in R

R users have been enjoying the benefits of SQL query generators for quite some time, most notably using the dbplyr package. I would like to talk about some features...

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