Monthly Archives: June 2016

RMarkdown and Metropolis/Mtheme

June 30, 2016
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Nick Tierney asked on Twitter about rmarkdown and metropolis about whether folks had used RMarkdown-driven LaTeX Beamer presentations. And the answer is a firm hell yeah. I have been using mtheme (and/or a local variant I called 'm2') as well as the ...

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Plot a wind rose in R

June 30, 2016
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Plot a wind rose in R

Introduction This is another post regarding some plots that I needed to make for a publication. As before, I relied heavily on Stack Exchange and many other sites for figuring out how to get my plot looking the way I needed it to, and so this is my attempt to contribute back to the broader… Read More »

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How to write good tests in R

June 30, 2016
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How to write good tests in R

Testing is an often overlooked yet critical component of any software system. In some ways this is more true of …Continue reading →

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The useR! 2016 Tutorials

June 30, 2016
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by Joseph Rickert Over the years I have seen several excellent tutorials at useR!conferences that were not only very satisfying "you had to be there" experiences but were also backed up with meticulously prepared materials of lasting value. This year, quite a few useR!20i6 tutorials measure up to this level of quality. My take on why things turned out...

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Join us at rstudio::conf 2017!

June 30, 2016
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Join us at rstudio::conf 2017!

Following our initial and very gratifying Shiny Developer Conference this past January, which sold out in a few days, RStudio is very excited to announce a new and bigger conference today! rstudio::conf, the conference about all things R and RStudio, will take place January 13 and 14, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The conference will feature

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Case Study: Customized R Training and a “Day 1” Curriculum

June 30, 2016
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Case Study: Customized R Training and a “Day 1” Curriculum

Earlier this year I had the honor of training the research division of a financial services firm in R. I’ve been meaning to write a case study on this project for a while, but have put it off due to the size and complexity of the engagement. In this post I’ll limit myself to talking about The post

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3D density plot in R with Plotly

June 30, 2016
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3D density plot in R with Plotly

In Bayesian nonparametrics, many models address the problem of density regression, including covariate dependent processes. These were settled by the pioneering works by  MacEachern (1999) who introduced the general class of dependent Dirichlet processes. The literature on dependent processes was developed in numerous models, such as nonparametric regression, time series data, meta-analysis, to cite but

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Tracking my Work Hours with IFTTT and R

June 29, 2016
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An ongoing effort to work more efficiently - TL;DR: For the forgetful, IFTTT can be a great way to track your work hours and provide insight about trends through visualization. Manually entering your own timesheet and logging your specific p...

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Reproducing the Washington Post housing price maps with R and ggplot2

June 29, 2016
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Reproducing the Washington Post housing price maps with R and ggplot2

This week, Emily Badger and Darla Cameron at The Washington Post’s Wonkblog published an article (linked here) discussing data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency that suggest that the greatest increase in house prices in large metropolitan areas tend to be found in urban rather than suburban areas. Wonkblog published a series of maps illustrating...

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Boost Your Data Munging with R

June 29, 2016
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Boost Your Data Munging with R

This article was first published on the toptal.com blog. Additionally be noticed that my blog is migrating to new host due to GitHub Pages drops support for RDiscount, Redcarpet, and RedCloth (Textile) markup engines. Old host will be still available but new posts will be published on jangorecki.gitlab.io, drop-in replacement after changing from github.io to...

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