Monthly Archives: December 2016

Euler Problem 5: Smallest Multiple

December 29, 2016
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Solution to Euler Problem 5 in the R Language for Statistical Computing: What is the smallest positive number that is evenly divisible by all of the numbers from 1 to 20? Continue reading → The post Euler Problem 5: Smallest Multiple appeared first on The Devil is in the Data.

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Tip: Optimize your Rcpp loops

December 28, 2016
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Tip: Optimize your Rcpp loops

In this post, I will show you how to optimize your Rcpp loops so that they are 2 to 3 times faster than a standard implementation. Context Real data example For this post, I will use a big.matrix which represents genotypes for 15,283 individuals, corresponding to the number of mutations (0, 1 or 2) at 287,155 different loci. Here,...

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The Instant Rise of Machine Intelligence?

December 28, 2016
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The Instant Rise of Machine Intelligence?

Currently the news are filled with articles about the rise of machine intelligence, artificial intelligence and deep learning. For the average reader it seems that there was this single technical breakthrough that made AI possible. While I strongly bel...

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Tip: Optimize your Rcpp loops

December 28, 2016
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Tip: Optimize your Rcpp loops

In this post, I will show you how to optimize your Rcpp loops so that they are 2 to 3 times faster than a standard implementation. Context Real data example For this post, I will use a big.matrix which represents genotypes for 15,283 individuals, corresponding to the number of mutations (0, 1 or 2) at 287,155 different loci. Here, I will use...

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Combine choropleth data with raster maps using R

December 28, 2016
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Combine choropleth data with raster maps using R

Switzerland is a country with lots of mountains, and several large lakes. While the political subdivisions (called municipalities) cover the high mountains and lakes, nothing much of economic interest happens in these places. (Raclette and sailing are wonderful, but don't count for our purposes.) For this reason, the Swiss Federal Statistical Office publishes the boundaries of the "productive" parts...

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Exploratory Data Analysis Using R (Part-I)

December 28, 2016
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Exploratory Data Analysis Using R (Part-I)

The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see. — John W. Tukey. Exploratory Data Analysis.Why do we use exploratory graphs in data analysis?Understand data propertiesFind patterns in dataSuggest mod...

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Celebrating our 100th R exercise set

December 28, 2016
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Celebrating our 100th R exercise set

Yesterday we published our 100th set of exercises on R-exercises. Kudos and many thanks to Avi, Maria Elisa, Euthymios, Francisco, Imtiaz, John, Karolis, Mary Anne, Matteo, Miodrag, Paritosh, Sammy, Siva, Vasileios, and Walter for contributing so much great material to practice R programming! Even more thanks to Onno, who is working (largely) behind the scenes

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Authentication Proxy on Shiny Open Source

December 28, 2016
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A year ago i wrote about a way to authenticate shiny with Auth0, using Apache: http://blog.datascienceheroes.com/adding-authentication-to-shiny-open-source-edition/ This method works but has some issues, Sebastian Peyrott has written an excellent new blogpost that explains how to add authentication to the Open Source edition of Shiny from scratch,

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Making Shiny apps awesome

Making Shiny apps awesome

A week before Christmas our CTO, Marek Rogala gave a speech about ways to make Shiny apps do much more than usual during R enthusiasts meeting in Warsaw. In case you have missed this event we have published his presentation online: NOTE! in this pr...

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add layer to specific panel of facet_plot output

December 28, 2016
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add layer to specific panel of facet_plot output

This is a question from ggtree google group: Dear ggtree team, how can I apply a geom_xxx to only one facet panel? For example if i want to get geom_hline(yintersect=1:30) or a geom_text() in the dot panel? I cant see the facet_grid(. ~ var) function call, so I don’t know which subsetting to use. I have already read http://stackoverflow.com/questions/29873155/geom-text-and-facets-not-working tr

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