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Applying the “language hacking” approach to learning (and teaching) R and Python

August 31, 2018
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Just after starting at Mango I made the decision to start learning Italian. I have always been interested in learning languages and I was really keen to go back to Italy, so I thought it would be something fun to do out of work. It turned out to have a much greater impact on my work than I expected...

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Visualising Italian Wine Production

July 10, 2018
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Visualising Italian Wine Production

In case you hadn’t spotted it already, a major new release of ggplot2 hit CRAN last week. Among the many new features, the one that caught my attention was support for simple features. Or in other words, it’s now really easy to plot spatial data in ggplot2. On Friday afternoon I spent a couple of hours playing with this new...

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Why Bother with Shiny?

June 8, 2018
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Why Bother with Shiny?

For the last week we’ve been talking on the blog and Twitter about some of the functionality in Shiny and how you can learn it. But, if you haven’t already made the leap and started using Shiny, why should you? What is the challenge to be solved? At Mango we define data science as the proactive use of data...

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Praise you like I should: Shiny Appreciation Month

June 4, 2018
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Praise you like I should: Shiny Appreciation Month

Back in the summer of 2012 I was meant to be focusing on one thing: finishing my thesis. But, unfortunately for me, a friend and former colleague came back from a conference (JSM) and told me all about a new package that she had seen demoed. “You should sign up for the beta testing and try it out,” she...

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Why I would rather use ReporteRs than RMarkdown

October 18, 2016
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by Aimee Gott Over the last year I have been involved in a large number of training courses and projects that have involved reporting in Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint in some way. However, my default is not to jump … Continue reading →

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