February 2017

Preview: R Tools for Visual Studio 1.0

February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

After more than a year in preview R Tools for Visual Studio, the open-source extension to the Visual Studio IDE for R programming, is nearing its official release. RTVS Release Candidate 1 is now available for download, giving you the opportunity to try out the new features ahead of the official ... [Read more...]

Gartner’s 2017 Take on Data Science Software

February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

In my ongoing quest to track The Popularity of Data Analysis Software, I’ve finally decided to change the title to use the newer term “data science”. The 2017 version of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Science Platforms was just published, … Continue reading →
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Reporting in a Repeatable, Parameterised, Transparent Way

February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week, I spent a day chatting to folk from the House of Commons Library as a part of a bit of temporary day-a-week-or-so bit of work I’m doing with the Parliamentary Digital Service. During one of the conversations on matters loosely geodata-related with Carl Baker, Carl mentioned ...
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Mapping Biodiversity data on smaller than one degree scale

February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Guest Post by Enjie (Jane) LI I have been using bdvis package (version 0.2.9) to visualize the iNaturalist records of RAScals project (http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/rascals). Initially, the mapgrid function in the bdvis version 0.2.9 was written to map the number of records, number of species and completeness in a 1...
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Untoggle inline output in RMarkdown in RStudio

February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

A lot of my class mates found themselves frustrated when updating to the newer versions of RStudio, because the output started showing inline, below the code, instead of in the console… Read More → The post Untoggle inline output in RMarkdown in RStudio was first shown [Read more...]

Euler Problem 13: Large Sum of 1000 Digits

February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Euler Problem 13 asks to add one hundred numbers with fifty digits. This seems like a simple problem where it not that most computers are not designed to deal with numbers with a lot of integers. For example:   When asking … Continue reading → The post Euler Problem 13: Large Sum of 1000 Digits appeared ... [Read more...]

The difference between R and Excel

February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you're an Excel user (or any other spreadsheet, really), adapting to learn R can be hard. As this blog post by Gordon Shotwell explains, one of the reasons is that simple things can be harder to do in R than Excel. But it's worth perservering, because complex things can ... [Read more...]

#AskNASA: What’s the Optimal Time for Aliens to Invade Earth?

February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

This post was originally published on SmartCat, 22 Feb 2017.My inaugural blog as a Data Science Consultant for SmartCat. The code that accompanies the analyses presented here is available at the respective GitHub repository. On how to use R to estimate the optimal time during the day for aliens to invade ... [Read more...]

Finding Radiohead’s most depressing song, with R

February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Radiohead is known for having some fairly maudlin songs, but of all of their tracks, which is the most depressing? Data scientist and R enthusiast Charlie Thompson ranked all of their tracks according to a "gloom index", and created the following chart of gloominess for each of the band's nine ... [Read more...]

Whole lotta shakin’ going on… Part 1

February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Late last year there was an earthquake in Kaikoura, New Zealand. This is nothing unusual; in fact New Zealand is subject to many earthquakes due to its proximity to a key set of tectonic plate boundaries.  My interest in the … Continue reading →
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How to Teach R: Common mistakes

February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Garrett Grolemund Would you like to teach people to use R? If so, I would like to jump-start your efforts. I’m one half of RStudio’s education team, and I’ve taught thousands of people to use R, usually in face-to-face workshops. Over time, I’ve come to ... [Read more...]

Quick tip: knitr Python Windows setup checklist

February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the nifty things about using R is that you can use it for many different purposes and even other languages! If you want to use Python in your knitr docs or the newish RStudio R notebook functionality, you might encounter some fiddliness getting all the moving parts running ... [Read more...]

leaflet 1.1.0

February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Leaflet 1.1.0 is now available on CRAN! The Leaflet package is a tidy wrapper for the Leaflet.js mapping library, and makes it incredibly easy to generate interactive maps based on spatial data you have in R. This release was nearly a year in the making, and includes many important new ...
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Part 3: Spatial analysis of geotagged data

February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Part 3: Spatial analysis of geotagged data See the other parts in this series of blog posts. In parts 1 and 2 we extracted spatial coordinates from our photos and then made an interactive web map that included data associate with those photos. Here I... [Read more...]

Web Scraping the NFL Draft

February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Introduction The National Football League (NFL) is big business. How big? The average value of each of the 32 teams is $3.2 billion. Clearly, Americans love pro […] The post Web Scraping the NFL Draft appeared first on NYC Data Science Academy Blog.
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Raccoon | Ch 2.5 – Unbalanced and Nested Anova

February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Raccoon is a free web-book about Statistical Models with R. This chapter tackles two Anova special cases: Unbalanced Anova and Nested Anova . The post Raccoon | Ch 2.5 – Unbalanced and Nested Anova appeared first on Quantide - R training & consulting. [Read more...]
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