EARL Houston keynote speaker announcement: Dr Robert Gentleman

April 24, 2018
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EARL Houston keynote speaker announcement: Dr Robert Gentleman

EARL Houston has just got even better! Not only do we have Hadley Wickham delivering a keynote address, we also have one of R’s originators, Dr. Robert Gentleman. Robert Gentleman is the vice president of computational biology at 23andMe. His work focuses on the exploration of how human genetic and trait data in the 23andMe database can be used to...

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R 3.5.0 is released! (major release with many new features)

April 24, 2018
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R 3.5.0 is released! (major release with many new features)

R 3.5.0 (codename “Joy in Playing”) was released yesterday. You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here). This is a major release with many new...

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An Introduction to Greta

April 22, 2018
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An Introduction to Greta

I was surprised by greta. I had assumed that the tensorflow and reticulate packages would eventually enable R developers to look beyond deep learning applications and exploit the TensorFlow...

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Semantic dashboard – new open source R Shiny package

Semantic dashboard – new open source R Shiny package

Semantic dashboard is on! Are you fed up with ordinary shinydashboard look? Give your app a new life with Semantic UI support. It cannot be any easier! Install semantic.dashboard and load...

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Forecasting in NYC: 25-27 June 2018

April 22, 2018
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In late June, I will be in New York to teach my 3-day workshop on Forecasting using R. Tickets are available at Eventbrite. This is the first time I’ve taught...

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Mapping earthquakes off the Irish Coast using the leaflet package in R

April 22, 2018
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Mapping earthquakes off the Irish Coast using the leaflet package in R

Ireland is a typically stable region from a seismic activity perspective as it is distant from major plate boundaries where subduction and sea-floor spreading occur. However, in reading the...

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Predatory Journals and R

April 22, 2018
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- My paper about the penetration of predatory journals in Brazil, Is predatory publishing a real threat? Evidence from...

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Sketchnotes from TWiML&AI #121: Reproducibility and the Philosophy of Data with Clare Gollnick

April 21, 2018
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Sketchnotes from TWiML&AI #121: Reproducibility and the Philosophy of Data with Clare Gollnick

These are my sketchnotes for Sam Charrington’s podcast This Week in Machine Learning and AI about Reproducibility and the Philosophy of Data with Clare Gollnick: Sketchnotes from TWiMLAI talk #121:...

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Update: Can we predict flu outcome with Machine Learning in R?

April 21, 2018
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Update: Can we predict flu outcome with Machine Learning in R?

Since I migrated my blog from Github Pages to blogdown and Netlify, I wanted to start migrating (most of) my old posts too - and use that opportunity to...

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Fitting GAMs with brms: part 1

April 21, 2018
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Fitting GAMs with brms: part 1

Regular readers will know that I have a somewhat unhealthy relationship with GAMs and the mgcv package. I use these models all the time in my research but recently...

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R/Finance 2018 Registration

April 20, 2018
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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the R/Finance Conference!  As in prior years, we expect more than 250 attendees from around the world. R users from industry, academia, and...

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Painless ODBC + dplyr Connections to Amazon Athena and Apache Drill with R & odbc

April 20, 2018
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Painless ODBC  + dplyr Connections to Amazon Athena and Apache Drill with R & odbc

I spent some time this morning upgrading the JDBC driver (and changing up some supporting code to account for changes to it) for my metis package🔗 which connects R...

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Packaging Shiny applications: A deep dive

April 20, 2018
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Packaging Shiny applications: A deep dive

(Or, how to write a Shiny app.R file that only contains a single line of code) Mark Sellors, Head of Data Engineering This post is long overdue. The information contained herein...

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Announcing CGPfunctions 0.3 – April 20, 2018

April 19, 2018
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Announcing CGPfunctions 0.3 – April 20, 2018

As I continue to learn and grow in using R I have been trying to develop the habit of being more formal in documenting and maintaining the various functions...

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Monkeying around with Code and Paying it Forward

Monkeying around with Code and Paying it Forward

library(tidyverse) library(monkeylearn) This is a story (mostly) about how I started contributing to the rOpenSci package monkeylearn. I can’t promise any life flipturning upside down, but there will be a small...

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eRum Competition Winners

eRum Competition Winners

The Main Competition The Secondary Competition What next? The results of the eRum competition are in! Before we announce the winners we would like to thank everyone who entered. It has been...

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Two day workshop: Flexible programming of MCMC and other methods for hierarchical and Bayesian models

April 19, 2018
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Two day workshop: Flexible programming of MCMC and other methods for hierarchical and Bayesian models

We’ll be giving a two day workshop at the 43rd Annual Summer Institute of Applied Statistics at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah, June 19-20, 2018. Abstract is below,...

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Hackathon – Hack the city 2018

April 19, 2018
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Hackathon – Hack the city 2018

Hello, R-Users! Have you ever joined an hackathon? If so, you surely know how fun and stimulating these events are. If not… now’s your chance! Quantide is collaborating with Hack...

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A Recession Before 2020 Is Likely; On the Distribution of Time Between Recessions

April 19, 2018
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A Recession Before 2020 Is Likely; On the Distribution of Time Between Recessions

I recently saw a Reddit thread in r/PoliticalDiscussion asking the question “If the economy is still booming 2020, how should the Democratic address this?” This gets to an issue...

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Saddling up; getting on the hoRse for the first time

April 19, 2018
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Saddling up; getting on the hoRse for the first time

Laura Swales, Marketing and Events Assistant This year at Mango we're proudly sponsoring the Bath Cats & Dogs Home. To start our fundraising for them, we decided to run a sweepstake on...

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Upcoming speaking engagments

April 19, 2018
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Upcoming speaking engagments

I have a couple of public appearances coming up soon. The East Bay R Language Beginners Group: Preparing Datasets – The Ugly Truth & Some Solutions, Tuesday, May 1,...

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15 Jobs for R users from around the world (2018-04-19)

April 19, 2018
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15 Jobs for R users from around the world (2018-04-19)

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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Adding Zero Catches

April 18, 2018
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Introduction Much of my work is with undergraduates who are first learning to analyze fisheries data. A common “learning opportunity” occurs when students are asked to compute the mean catch...

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rename phylogeny tip labels in treeio

April 18, 2018
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rename phylogeny tip labels in treeio

I don’t know whether ‘rename taxa’ is a common task or not. It seems not a good idea to rename taxa in Newick tree text, since it may introduce...

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Latin American R/BioConductor Developers Workshop 2018

April 18, 2018
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Latin American R/BioConductor Developers Workshop 2018

Today I’m excited to invite you to attend the Latin American R/BioConductor Developers Workshop 2018! It’ll be held in Cuernavaca, Mexico from July 30th to August 3rd, 2018. You...

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Arrow and beyond: Collaborating on next generation tools for open source data science

April 18, 2018
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Two years ago, Wes McKinney and Hadley Wickham got together to discuss some of the systems challenges facing the Python and R communities. Data science teams inevitably work with...

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Yet Another Caret Workshop

Yet Another Caret Workshop

IntroYesterday I gave a workshop on applied predictive modelling with caret at the 1st LSE Computational Social Science hackathon. Organiser privileges. I put together some introductory code and started...

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Performance: when algorithmics meets mathematics

April 18, 2018
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Performance: when algorithmics meets mathematics

In this post, I talk about performance through an efficient algorithm I developed for finding closest points on a map. This algorithm uses both concepts from mathematics and algorithmics....

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Testing multiple interventions in a single experiment

April 18, 2018
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Testing multiple interventions in a single experiment

A reader recently inquired about functions in simstudy that could generate data for a balanced multi-factorial design. I had to report that nothing really exists. A few weeks later,...

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