Monthly Archives: December 2017

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Are #python users more likely to get into Slytherin?

December 31, 2017
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Are #python users more likely to get into Slytherin?

This post requires some familiarity with the Harry Potter books but I’m committed to making this blog friendly to everyone, even Muggles/Nomajes. Have you seen Mark Sellors’ blog post series about writing command line utilities in R? It’s a great one but I was a bit puzzled by his using randomness to assign houses in his sorting hat example (he...

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How to Use googlesheets to Connect R to Google Sheets

December 30, 2017
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How to Use googlesheets to Connect R to Google Sheets

Often I use R to handle large datasets, analyze the data and filter out the data I don’t need. When all this is done, I usually use write.csv() to print my data off and reopen it in Google Sheets. My workflow would look something like this: full_data

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R⁶ — Capture Tweets with tweet_shot()

December 30, 2017
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R⁶ — Capture Tweets with tweet_shot()

(You can find all R⁶ posts here) A Twitter discussion: I'm going to keep my eyes out for this one! Would love to have an easy way to embed tweets in Rmd talks!— Jeff Hollister (@jhollist) December 30, 2017 that spawned from Maëlle’s recent look-back post turned into a quick function for capturing an image... Continue reading →

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Five tips to improve your R code

December 30, 2017
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Five tips to improve your R code

@drsimonj here with five simple tricks I find myself sharing all the time with fellow R users to improve their code! This post was originally published on DataCamp’s community as one of their top 10 articles in 2017  1. More fun to sequence from 1 Next time you use the colon operator to create a sequence from 1 like 1:n, try seq(). #...

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Looking back in 2017 and plans for 2018

December 30, 2017
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Looking back in 2017 and plans for 2018

- As we come close to the end of 2017, its time to look back. This has been a great year for me in many ways. This blog started as a way to write short pieces about using R...

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2017. Quantified. In. R.

December 29, 2017
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2017. Quantified. In. R.

2017 is nearly at an end. We humans seem to need these cycles to help us on our path forward and have, throughout history, used these annual demarcation points as a time of reflection of what was, what is an what shall come next. To that end, I decided it was about time to help... Continue reading →

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Time To Shine

December 29, 2017
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Time To Shine

Blogging and social media for introverts - How to spot an introvert You may have seen David Robinson’s recent post encouraging R users to start blogging. Some folk will willingly act on this advice, and others won’t. For those that won...

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Time To Shine

December 29, 2017
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Time To Shine

Blogging and social media for introverts - How to spot an introvert You may have seen David Robinson’s recent post encouraging R users to start blogging. Some folk will willingly act on this advice, and others won’t. For those that won...

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Time To Shine

December 29, 2017
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Time To Shine

Blogging and social media for introverts - How to spot an introvert You may have seen David Robinson’s recent post encouraging R users to start blogging. Some folk will willingly act on this advice, and others won’t. For those that won...

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