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Introducing routr – Routing of HTTP and WebSocket in R

August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

routr is now available on CRAN, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s release marks the completion of an idea that stretches back longer than my attempts to bring network visualization and ggplot2 together (see this post for ref). While my PhD was stil... [Read more...]

When A Fire Starts to Burn – Fiery 1.0 released

August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m pleased to announce that fiery has been updated to version 1.0 and is now available on CRAN. As the version bump suggests, this is a rather major update to the package, fixing and improving upon the framework based on my experience with it, as... [Read more...]

Introducing reqres

August 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m very happy to announce that reqres has been released on CRAN. reqres is a new (in R context) approach to working with HTTP messages, that is, the requests you send to a server and the respons it returns. The uunderlying mechanics of a web ser... [Read more...]

Beneath the canvas

July 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recently a blog post made its rounds on the internet describing how it is possible to speed up plot creation in ggplot2 by first creating a blank canvas and then later adding the plot elements on top of it. The main takeaway plot is reproduced below: ...
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Reigniting the fire: A roadmap for fiery

July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last summer, just prior to starting as an intern working for Hadley, I published fiery, a flexible webserver framework that I had worked on during the spring. The reason why I developed fiery amids offerings such as shiny, opencpu, and plumbr was that ... [Read more...]

Introducing tidygraph

July 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m very pleased to announce that my new package tidygraph is now available on CRAN. As the name suggests, tidygraph is an entry into the tidyverse that provides a tidy framework for all things relational (networks/graphs, trees, etc.). tidygraph ... [Read more...]

Introduction to ggraph: Edges

February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

This is the third post in my series of ggraph introductions. The first post introduced the concept of layouts, which is simply a specification on how nodes should be placed on a plane. The second explained how to draw nodes using the geom_node_*() fam... [Read more...]

Introduction to ggraph: Nodes

February 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

This is the second post in my series of ggraph introductions. The first post introduced the concept of layouts, which is simply a specification on how nodes should be placed on a plane. This post will dive into how the nodes are drawn, once a layout ... [Read more...]

Introduction to ggraph: Layouts

February 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

I will soon submit ggraph to CRAN - I swear! But in the meantime I’ve decided to build up anticipation for the great event by publishing a range of blog posts describing the central parts of ggraph: Layouts, Nodes, Edges, and Connections. All of th... [Read more...]

Data Driven Christmas Card Animation with Voronoi Tiles

December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

I recently published a bit of self-promotion in the form of an animation based on the new geom_voronoi_tile() and geom_voronoi_segment() functions in ggforce: Selfpromoting fun with geom_voronoi_* in #ggforce #ggplot2 #tweenr— Thomas Lin Pedersen (@thomasp85) December 16, 2016 This prompted someone to ... [Read more...]

Announcing ggforce: Accelerating ggplot2

November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

I am very pleased to announce the first release of the ggforce package. ggforce is a general ggplot2 extension package in the same vein as ggalt with no overarching goal other than to provide additional functionality to the ggplot2 universe. The inc... [Read more...]

Becoming The Intern

October 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

I was not always this famous… And with this I mean that a year ago only my colleagues knew I did stuff in R and now I’m reaching a slightly wider audience. Some of this is definitely due to me interning for Hadley Wickham and helping prepare the ne... [Read more...]

Creating a Bees and Bombs gif in R

October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

I love the work of @beesandbombs and while some of his creations are a poor fit for redoing in R, one of his latest got me wondering how I would recreate it in the venerable statistics language… The gif in question can be seen here (I don’t know ... [Read more...]

Data Driven Logo Design with ggraph and gtable

October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

After having “succesfully” launched my blog I felt the time had come to create some identity for it (and by extension, me). What better way to do this than create a logo? This thought didn’t suddenly appear in my mind - if you’ve read the ann... [Read more...]

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