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CRANalerts: Get email alerts when a CRAN package gets updated

April 11, 2018
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CRANalerts: Get email alerts when a CRAN package gets updated

Have you ever found yourself asking “how can I make sure I don’t miss the next version release of package X”? That’s the exact problem I set out to solve with CRANalerts. Simply provide your email address and an R package name, and every time the package gets updated on CRAN in the future, you’ll get notified. Check our...

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How to use dplyr’s mutate in R without a vectorized function

April 9, 2018
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TL;DR: Use the Vectorize() function! If you’re reading this, you’ve either encountered this problem before, or you just got to this article out of curiousity (in which case you probably don’t know what problem I’m talking about). A few days ago I was given code by a client for a function that, given a path to a patient’s file, generates a...

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Shiny Case Studies: My new online interactive video course

February 26, 2018
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Shiny Case Studies: My new online interactive video course

Last week, my brand new DataCamp course Shiny Case Studies was finally released after being in the works for a full year! Check out the course This is an online course consisting of a series of short videos, mulitple choice exercises, a...

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shinyalert: Easily create pretty popup messages (modals) in Shiny

February 13, 2018
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shinyalert: Easily create pretty popup messages (modals) in Shiny

A brand new shiny package has entered the world yesterday: shinyalert. It does only one thing, but does it well: show a message to the user in a modal (aka popup, dialog, or alert box). Actually, it can do one more thing: shinyalert can also ...

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4-Day Workshop in Toronto: Learn R, tidyverse, and Shiny with Dean Attali and Kirill Muller

November 21, 2017
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Kirill Muller and I are excited to announce a 4-day R workshop in Toronto on January 23-26, 2018! To register or for more information click here Readers of this blog can receive a 10% discount by using promo code TIDYSHINYTEN (limited-time ...

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colourpicker package v1.0: You can now select semi-transparent colours in R (& more!)

October 16, 2017
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colourpicker package v1.0: You can now select semi-transparent colours in R (& more!)

For those who aren’t familiar with the colourpicker package, it provides a colour picker for R that can be used in Shiny, as well as other related tools. Today it’s leaving behind its 0.x days and moving on to version 1.0! colourpicker h...

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What makes an R talk popular? Scraping useR2017 attendance information to find out!

August 2, 2017
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What makes an R talk popular? Scraping useR2017 attendance information to find out!

Click here to explore the data for yourself First off — I’ll admit that was my poor attempt at a click-bait title. But if you’re still reading the next paragraph, that means it was successful! Table of contents Background Am I...

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What makes an R talk popular? Scraping useR2017 attendance information to find out!

August 2, 2017
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What makes an R talk popular? Scraping useR2017 attendance information to find out!

Click here to explore the data for yourself First off — I’ll admit that was my poor attempt at a click-bait title. But if you’re still reading the next paragraph, that means it was successful! Table of contents Background Am I...

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Plot Colour Helper – Finally an easy way to pick colours for your R plots!

January 9, 2017
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Plot Colour Helper – Finally an easy way to pick colours for your R plots!

You’ve just made an amazing plot in R, and the only thing remaining is finding the right colours to use. Arghhh this part is never fun… You’re probably familiar with this loop: try some colour values -__ plot -__ try different colou...

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Plot Colour Helper – Finally an easy way to pick colours for your R plots!

January 9, 2017
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Plot Colour Helper – Finally an easy way to pick colours for your R plots!

You’ve just made an amazing plot in R, and the only thing remaining is finding the right colours to use. Arghhh this part is never fun… You’re probably familiar with this loop: try some colour values -__ plot -__ try different colou...

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