Monthly Archives: October 2019

RStudio Professional Drivers 1.6.0

October 23, 2019
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RStudio Professional Drivers 1.6.0

Access to data is crucial for data science. Unfortunately, servers that run RStudio are often disconnected from databases, especially in organizations that are new to R. In order to help data scientists access their databases, RStudio offers ODBC data connectors that are supported, easy to install, and designed to work everywhere you use RStudio professional products. The 1.6.0 release...

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Gold-Mining Week 8 (2019)

October 23, 2019
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Week 8 Gold Mining and Fantasy Football Projection Roundup now available -on time and ready to go! The post Gold-Mining Week 8 (2019) appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Decision Making Support Systems #3: Differences between IA and AI

October 23, 2019
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Decision Making Support Systems #3: Differences between IA and AI

The Differences between Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Intelligence In previous posts, we looked at the definition of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the definition of Intelligence Augmentation (IA). So, what are the differences between the two? Intelligence Augmentation has always been concerned with aiding human decision making and keeping humans-in-the-loop, whereas the AI endeavor seeks to Article Decision Making Support...

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Horizontal scaling of data science applications in the cloud

October 23, 2019
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Horizontal scaling of data science applications in the cloud

Prediction models, machine learning algorithms and scripts for data storage: The modern data science application not only shows more and more complexity, but also puts the existing infrastructure to the test by temporary resource peaks. In this article, we will show how tools such as the RStudio Job Launcher in conjunction with a Kubernetes cluster

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linl 0.0.4: Now with footer

October 23, 2019
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linl 0.0.4: Now with footer

A new release of our linl package for writing LaTeX letters with (R)markdown just arrived on CRAN. linl makes it easy to write letters in markdown, with some extra bells and whistles thanks to some cleverness chiefly by Aaron. This version now suppor...

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pkgKitten 0.1.5: Creating R Packages that purr

October 22, 2019
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pkgKitten 0.1.5: Creating R Packages that purr

Another minor release 0.1.5 of pkgKitten just hit on CRAN today, after a break of almost three years. This release provides a few small changes. The default per-package manual page now benefits from a second refinement (building on what was introduc...

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Council spending – open data

October 22, 2019
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Council spending – open data

My local authority recently decided to publish all spending over £500 in an effort to be more transparent. Here’s a post taking an overview of what they’ve published. I’ve used R for the… Continue reading →

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Super Solutions for Shiny Architecture #5 of 5: Automated Tests

October 22, 2019
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Super Solutions for Shiny Architecture #5 of 5:  Automated Tests

TL;DR Describes the best practices for setting automated test architecture for Shiny apps. Automate and test early and often with unit tests, user interface tests, and performance tests. Best Practices for Testing Your Shiny App Even your best apps will break down at some point during development or during User Acceptance Tests. I can bet Article Super Solutions for...

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Understanding Blockchain Technology by building one in R

October 22, 2019
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Understanding Blockchain Technology by building one in R

By now you will know that it is a good tradition of this blog to explain stuff by rebuilding toy examples of it in R (see e.g. Understanding the Maths of Computed Tomography (CT) scans, So, what is AI really? or Google’s Eigenvector… or how a Random Surfer finds the most relevant Webpages). This time … Continue reading "Understanding...

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digest 0.6.22: More goodies!

October 21, 2019
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A new version of digest arrived at CRAN earlier today, and I just sent an updated package to Debian too. digest creates hash digests of arbitrary R objects (using the md5, sha-1, sha-256, sha-512, crc32, xxhash32, xxhash64, murmur32, and spookyhash a...

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