Articles by BNOSAC - Belgium Network of Open Source Analytical Consultants

BelgiumMaps.StatBel: R package with Administrative boundaries of Belgium

November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

We recently opened up the BelgiumMaps.StatBel package and made it available at This R package contains maps with administrative boundaries (national, regions, provinces, districts, municipalities, statistical sectors, agglomerations (200m)) of Belgium extracted from Open Data at Statistics Belgium.  The package is a data-only ... [Read more...]

New RStudio add-in which allows to schedule R scripts

March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

With the release of RStudio add-in possibilities, a new area of productivity increase and expected new features for R users has arrived. Thanks to the help of Oliver who has written an RStudio add-in on top of taskscheduleR, scheduling and automating a... [Read more...]

Web scraping with R

February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

For those of you who are interested in web scraping with R. Enjoy the slides of our presentation on this topic during the last RBelgium meetup. The talk is about using rvest, RSelenium and our own package scrapeit.core which makes scraping deployment, ... [Read more...]

Advanced R programming topics course in Leuven

February 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last call for registration of the course on Advanced R programming topics. Next week on February 17/18, the yearly R course on Advanced R programming topics in Leuven (Belgium) is scheduled. Registration can be done at The course is rewritten based on 3 years ... [Read more...]

Open Data in Belgium – release of BelgiumStatistics R package

October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

On 22/10/2015, the Belgium government launched its Open Data initiative by releasing a number of datasets related to population statistics, fiscal information, 'kadaster', the 2011 census and some tools. Because BNOSAC works a lot with these kind of data and because we like to promote open data, an R package called BelgiumStatistics ... [Read more...]

Text Mining with R

October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last week, we had a great course on Text Mining with R at the European Data Innovation Hub. For persons interested in text mining with R, another 1-day crash course is scheduled at the Leuven Statistics Research Center (Belgium) on November 17 (http:... [Read more...]

R courses

May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

For persons interested in advancing their knowledge on R and data science with R, BNOSAC offers a range of courses for R users. These cover courses on - R analytics (Statistical Machine Learning with R, Text mining with R, Applied Spatial modelling... [Read more...]

Course on using Oracle R Enterprise

May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

BNOSAC will be giving from June 08 up to June 12 a 5-day crash course on the use of R using Oracle R Enterprise. The course is given together with our Oracle Partner in Leuven, Belgium. If you are interested in attending, contact us for further details. For R users who aren't ... [Read more...]

Visualisation with R and Google Maps

April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

For those of you who are interested in using R alongside Google Maps by using the packages geonames (, RgoogleMaps, ggmap, loa and plotKML. Enjoy the slides of our presentation on this topic during the last RBelgium meetup. &nbs... [Read more...]

Using R in Robotics applications with ROS

April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

For those of you who are interested in using R alongside Robotics applications and want to use ROS (Robot Operating System) together with R. Enjoy the slides of our presentation on this topic during the last RBelgium meetup. If you ... [Read more...]

R & Google Maps and R & Robotics (ROS)

March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The next RBelgium meetup will be about R & Google Maps and R & Robotics (ROS). BNOSAC will be hosting the event this time. This is the schedule: • 17h30-18h: open questions • 18h-19h: R and Google Maps • 19h-20h: R and... [Read more...]

Host a CRAN mirror using Docker

February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

CRAN mirrors are the backbone to everyday common R usage. They provide the R website and most of the R packages today. Currently there are about 104 official CRAN mirrors. Hosting a CRAN mirror is one step to help the R community and is explained here. To ease that process, at ... [Read more...]

Machine learning with R & Advanced R programming course

September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

This year, BNOSAC offers 2 R courses in cooperation with the Leuven Statistics Research Center. The courses are part of the Leuven STATistics STATe of the Art Training Initiative and are given in Leuven (Belgium). For R users and data scientists... [Read more...]

RMOA: Massive online data stream classifications with R & MOA

May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

For those of you who don't know MOA. MOA stands for Massive On-line Analysis and is an open-source framework that allows to build and run experiments of machine learning or data mining on evolving data streams. The website of MOA ( indicates it contains machine ... [Read more...]
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