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RConsortium — Building an R Certification

October 26, 2018
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RConsortium — Building an R Certification

For the last months, ThinkR has been involved (with Mango, Procogia and the Linux Foundation) in a working group for an RConsortium R Certification.  Why this Working Group (WG)? No doubt the demand for R (and for Data Science) has been increasing over the past few years — Data Scientist became the sexiest job of the century according to Harvard Business...

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A Tale of Two Shiny Apps: Google Auth & ShinyProxy

October 3, 2018
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A Tale of Two Shiny Apps: Google Auth & ShinyProxy

Once upon a time, there was a team of fearless R knights who started a new quest: they were missioned to bring the almighty Google Auth into the wonderful world of ShinyProxy. Here is their story, told from the inside.   In the beginning, there was a container For those amongst our readers who do not know ShinyProxy, this...

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Why do we use arrow as an assignment operator?

September 23, 2018
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Why do we use arrow as an assignment operator?

A Twitter Thread turned into a blog post.

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Playing around with RStudio Package Manager

August 29, 2018
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Playing around with RStudio Package Manager

Managing packages in production is a lot of work: you have to juggle between versions, internal packages, CRAN updates, Bioconductor, GitHub sources… Let’s have a look into RStudio Package Manager, one of the tools available that helps you dealing with this. What is love RSPM (Baby don’t hurt me, no more 🎶) RStudio Package Manager (or RSPM for short)...

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Remaking ‘Luminance-gradient-dependent lightness illusion’ with R

August 16, 2018
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Remaking ‘Luminance-gradient-dependent lightness illusion’ with R

A blogpost inspired by a tweet and a YouTube video. ‘Luminance-gradient-dependent lightness illusion’ In the last days, I’ve stumbled upon this tweet: A demo of lightness perception pic.twitter.com/BSVpgcuIw1 — Akiyoshi Kitaoka (@AkiyoshiKitaoka) August 12, 2018 Which is a demonstration of how our perception of color is affected by the lightness surrounding this color. Also recently, I’ve been watching the...

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Wrangling Wikileaks DMs

August 5, 2018
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Using R to turn raw data into browsable and reusable content.

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About lazy evaluation

July 29, 2018
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About lazy evaluation

A follow-up on Thomas Lumley follow-up post on Miles McBain post about quotation. In this post, Thomas is continuing Miles exploration of the concept of quoting and evaluation in R. Thomas speaks a little bit about lazy evaluation, and I decided to continue to explore this concept. Notably I wish to start over from on this quote from the...

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A quick #WorldEmojiDay exploration

July 16, 2018
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Let’s celebrate #WorldEmojiDay with a quick exploration of my own twitter account. The 📦 We’ll need: From Github {emo} remote::install_github("hadley/emo") From CRAN {dplyr} {tidyr} {rtweet} {tidytext} Note: This page has been created at: Sys.time() ## "2018-07-17 17:22:29 CEST" The 🔍 Let’s get my last 3200 tweets: library(emo) library(rtweet) library(dplyr) ## ## Attaching package: 'dplyr' ## The following objects...

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[Web2Day] Producing web content with R

July 13, 2018
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[Web2Day] Producing web content with R

Earlier this week, my talk at the Web2Day conference was put online. Here is an english summary for those who don’t understand french :) Disclaimer: this talk has been given during a conference about web technologies. In other word,in front of a crowd that has never / hardly heard about R before. If you’re already familiar with R, Rmarkdown,...

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[ggplot2] Welcome viridis !

July 11, 2018
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[ggplot2] Welcome viridis !

Let’s welcome the viridis palette into the new version of {ggplot2}! Viri-what ? viridis is one of the favorite color palettes of one of the member of the team (guesswho). The viridis palette was first developed for the python package matplotlib, and has been implemented in R since. The strengths of this palette are that: plots are beautiful (which...

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