Monthly Archives: May 2017

RStudio Server Pro is now available on AWS Marketplace

May 30, 2017
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RStudio Server Pro is now available on AWS Marketplace

RStudio is excited to announce the availability of its flagship enterprise-ready integrated development environment for R in AWS Marketplace. RStudio Server Pro AWS is identical to RStudio Server Pro, but with turnkey convenience. It comes pre-configured with multiple versions of R, common systems libraries, and the most popular R packages. RStudio Server Pro AWS helps you adapt to your unique circumstances....

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Training dates for Marketing Analytics course announced

May 30, 2017
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Training dates for Marketing Analytics course announced

Classes 3-7 July 2017: We have updated our very popular training course to take advantage of the latest Microsoft Advanced Analytics technology and re-launched it as Marketing Analytics using Microsoft R and Azure. We have just announced public training dates and are looking forward to giving the course in the week 3-7 July 2017. This is a live, instructor-led...

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Data Science Podcasts

May 30, 2017
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Data Science Podcasts

Make the most of your commute! - Podcasts are awesome. Especially when you’re stuck in traffic on the way to work. Below are some podcasts I listen to that relate to data science and statistics. Each of them has something slightly different t...

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Data Science Podcasts

May 30, 2017
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Data Science Podcasts

Make the most of your commute! - Podcasts are awesome. Especially when you’re stuck in traffic on the way to work. Below are some podcasts I listen to that relate to data science and statistics. Each of them has something slightly different t...

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Reflections on ROpenSci Unconference 2017

May 30, 2017
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Last week I attended the ROpenSci Unconference in Los Angeles, and it was fantastic. Now in its fourth year, the ROpenSci team brought together a talented and diverse group of about 70 R developers from around the world to work on R-related projects in an intense 2-day hackathon. Not only did everyone have a lot of fun, make new...

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Feature Selection : Select Important Variables with Boruta Package

May 30, 2017
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Feature Selection : Select Important Variables with Boruta Package

This article explains how to select important variables using boruta package in R. Variable Selection is an important step in a predictive modeling project. It is also called 'Feature Selection'. Every private and public agency has started tracking data and collecting information of various attributes. It results to access to too many predictors for a predictive model. But not...

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Hospital Infection Scores – R Shiny App

May 30, 2017
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Hospital Infection Scores – R Shiny App

Medicare Data – R Shiny App About two weeks ago I created an extremely rough version of an R Shiny Application surrounding Medicare data. Right after publishing the blog post, I received a lot of input for improvement and help from others. Here’s a look a look at the latest version of the Medicare Shiny

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Summarizing big data in R

May 30, 2017
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Our next "R and big data tip" is: summarizing big data. We always say "if you are not looking at the data, you are not doing science"- and for big data you are very dependent on summaries (as you can’t actually look at everything). Simple question: is there an easy way to summarize big data … Continue reading Summarizing...

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plotly 4.7.0 now on CRAN

May 30, 2017
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plotly 4.7.0 now on CRAN

I’m super excited about plotly 4.7.0 – it includes numerous improvements and new features related to performance, mapping, and API requests. It also includes support for something folks have wanted for a very long time – fixed coordinates via ggplotly()! In other words, if you use coord_equal(), coord_fixed(), etc to specify a ratio between the

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New package polypoly (helper functions for orthogonal polynomials)

May 29, 2017
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New package polypoly (helper functions for orthogonal polynomials)

Last week, I released a new package called polypoly to CRAN. It wraps up some common tasks for dealing with orthogonal polynomials into a single package. The README shows off the main functionality, as well as the neat “logo” I made for the packag...

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