How to Read an Excel file into R

July 19, 2018
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Installing R package Because flipAPI does not require external libraries that use Java or Perl, installation is very straightforward. Simply open R and type the...

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Automated Text Feature Engineering using textfeatures in R

July 19, 2018
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Automated Text Feature Engineering using textfeatures in R

It could be the era of Deep Learning where it really doesn’t matter how big is your dataset or how many columns you’ve got. Still, a lot of Kaggle...

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EARL US Roadshow 2018 – agenda announced

July 19, 2018
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We are delighted to announce that the full EARL US Roadshow agendas are now available! Each city has a different line-up of world-class speakers and R experts for you...

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Basic Generalised Linear Modelling – Part 1: Exercises

July 18, 2018
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A generalized linear model (GLM) is a flexible generalization of an ordinary linear regression that allows for response variables that have error distribution models other than a normal distribution....

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nanotime 0.2.2

July 18, 2018
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A new maintenance release of the nanotime package for working with nanosecond timestamps just arrived on CRAN. nanotime uses the RcppCCTZ package for (efficient) high(er) resolution time parsing and formatting...

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Call Centre Workforce Planning Using Erlang C in R language

July 18, 2018
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Call Centre Workforce Planning Using Erlang C in R language

We all hate the experience of calling a service provider and being placed on hold for a very long time. Organisations that take their level of service seriously plan...

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Call Centre Workforce Planning Using Erlang C in R language

July 18, 2018
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Call Centre Workforce Planning Using Erlang C in R language

We all hate the experience of calling a service provider and being placed on hold for a very long time. Organisations that take their level of service seriously plan...

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Amazon Alexa and Accented English

July 18, 2018
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Amazon Alexa and Accented English

Earlier this spring, one of my data science friends here in SLC got in contact with me about some fun analysis. My friend Dylan Zwick is a founder at...

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Randomize by, or within, cluster?

July 18, 2018
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Randomize by, or within, cluster?

I am involved with a stepped-wedge designed study that is exploring whether we can improve care for patients with end-stage disease who show up in the emergency room. The...

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Highlights from the useR! 2018 conference in Brisbane

July 18, 2018
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he fourteenth annual worldwide R user conference, useR!2018, was held last week in Brisbane, Australia and it was an outstanding success. The conference attracted around 600 users from around...

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Machine Learning Results in R: one plot to rule them all!

July 18, 2018
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Machine Learning Results in R: one plot to rule them all!

To automate the process of modeling selection and evaluate the results with visualization, I have created some functions into my personal library and today I’m sharing the codes with...

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Press Release: Business Science Partners With Method Data Science To Accelerate Your Data Science Career

Press Release: Business Science Partners With Method Data Science To Accelerate Your Data Science Career

The goal is simple: to educate and empower future data scientists so they can help organizations gain data-driven results. This is why it was a no-brainer when the opportunity...

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Just use a scatterplot. Also, Sydney sprawls.

July 17, 2018
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Just use a scatterplot. Also, Sydney sprawls.

Sydney’s congestion at ‘tipping point’ blares the headline and to illustrate, an interactive chart with bars for city population densities, points for commute times and of course, dual-axes. Yuck....

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Monte Carlo Shiny: Part Three

July 17, 2018
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Monte Carlo Shiny: Part Three

In previous posts, we covered how to run a Monte Carlo simulation and how to visualize the results. Today, we will wrap that work into a Shiny app wherein...

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Video: R for AI, and the Not Hotdog workshop

July 17, 2018
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Video: R for AI, and the Not Hotdog workshop

Earlier this year at the QCon.ai conference, I gave a short presentation, "The Case for R, for AI developers". I also presented an interactive workshop, using R and the...

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How to add Trend Lines to Visualizations in Displayr

July 17, 2018
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How to add Trend Lines to Visualizations in Displayr

In Displayr, Visualizations of chart type Column, Bar, Area, Line and Scatter all support trend lines.  Trend lines can be  linear or non-parametric (cubic spline,...

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Clean Your Data in Seconds with This R Function

July 17, 2018
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All data needs to be clean before you can explore and create models. Common sense, right. Cleaning data can be tedious but I created a function that will help....

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Deploying R models in SQL server

July 17, 2018
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Deploying R models in SQL server

As an R user who is building models and analysing data, one of the key challenges is how to make those results available to those who need it. After...

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pinp 0.0.6: Two new options

July 17, 2018
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pinp 0.0.6: Two new options

A small feature release of our pinp package for snazzier one or two column vignettes get onto CRAN a little earlier. It offers two new options. Saghir Bashir addressed...

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10 Jobs for R users from around the world (2018-07-17)

July 17, 2018
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10 Jobs for R users from around the world (2018-07-17)

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 post a job for  free  (and there are...

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Using leaflet, just because

July 17, 2018
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Using leaflet, just because

I love it when researchers take the time to share their knowledge of the computational tools that they use. So first, let me point you at Environmental Computing, a...

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What’s inside? pkginspector provides helpful tools for inspecting package contents

What’s inside? pkginspector provides helpful tools for inspecting package contents

R packages are widely used in science, yet the code behind them often does not come under scrutiny. To address this lack, rOpenSci has been a pioneer in developing...

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A quick #WorldEmojiDay exploration

July 16, 2018
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Let’s celebrate #WorldEmojiDay with a quick exploration of my own twitter account. The 📦 We’ll need: From Github {emo} remote::install_github("hadley/emo") From CRAN {dplyr} {tidyr} {rtweet} {tidytext} Note: This page...

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Recreating (more) data visualizations from the book “Knowledge is Beautiful”: Part IV

July 16, 2018
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Recreating (more) data visualizations from the book “Knowledge is Beautiful”: Part IV

Welcome to the last part of the series where I recreate data visualizations in R from the book Knowledge is Beautiful by David McCandless.Links to part I, II, III...

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Hamiltonian tails

July 16, 2018
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Hamiltonian tails

“We demonstrate HMC’s sensitivity to these parameters by sampling from a bivariate Gaussian with correlation coefficient 0.99. We consider three settings (ε,L) = {(0.16; 40); (0.16; 50); (0.15; 50)}”...

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Continuous deployment of package documentation with pkgdown and Travis CI

July 16, 2018
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Continuous deployment of package documentation with pkgdown and Travis CI

The problem pkgdown is an R package that can create a beautifully looking website for your own R package. Built and maintained by Hadley Wickham and his gang of prolific...

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New Course Content: DS4B 201 Chapter 7, The Expected Value Framework For Modeling Churn With H2O

New Course Content: DS4B 201 Chapter 7, The Expected Value Framework For Modeling Churn With H2O

I’m pleased to announce that we released brand new content for our flagship course, Data Science For Business (DS4B 201). The latest content is focused on transitioning from modeling...

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Twitter coverage of the useR! 2018 conference

July 16, 2018
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Twitter coverage of the useR! 2018 conference

In summary: useR! the conference for users of R was held in Brisbane earlier this month it sounded like a lot of fun and here’s an analysis of tweets...

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Smoothing Time Series Data

July 15, 2018
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Smoothing Time Series Data

These include both global methods, which involve fitting a regression over the whole time series; and more flexible local methods, where we relax the constraint...

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