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More tidy evaluation with ggplot2

July 3, 2018
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More tidy evaluation with ggplot2

Following up the follow up - After my previous post, my good friend David Henderson asked a good question on Twitter ( it happens :)) To be honest, I hadn’t even noticed there was no tilde (the ‘~’ ) in my call to facet_wrap. So I did a little experiment : library(dplyr) library(ggplot2) library(tidyr) library(tibble) data

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Tidily evaluated ggplot2

July 3, 2018
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Tidily evaluated ggplot2

Test driving the new release of ggplot2 - A new release of ggplot2 Now that tidy evaluation is baked into ggplot2, as of TODAY, let’s take it for a spin: ggplot2 3.0.0 %__% create function %__% test function %__% end library(dplyr) library(ggplot2) library(tidyr) library(tibble) data

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Even Simpler SQL

June 2, 2018
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I’ve had some feedback on the last post, and rather than repeat the same thing multiple times, I’m going all @drob, and writing this instead.. When I tweeted out the link to my post I gave it the tag line “why I’d rather write dplyr than SQL”. What I couldn’t fit in to the tweet was that this was based on...

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simpler SQL with dplyr

May 31, 2018
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simpler SQL with dplyr

comparing dplyr with SQL nested queries - Following on from my last post, where I demonstrated R to some first time R users, I want to do a wee comparison of dplyr V SQL, so that folks, particularly those in the NHS who might be R curious, can see just what the fuss is about. To do so...

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AphA Scotland – it’s a thing

May 12, 2018
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Reflections on AphA Scotland launch event - On Tues 8th May there was only one Scottish based member of the Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts (me) but on Wed 9th May that number rose to around 80 with the launch of the the Scotland AphA Branch. The event took place in the very nice Perth Concert Hall, and...

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backed by data

April 1, 2018
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backed by data

Minmising risk of delayed departure - This post is an attempt to answer this question: https://community.rstudio.com/t/how-to-answer-a-question-without-statistical-tests-but-is-backed-by-data/3711 It was a pretty interesting question, and I...

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No strings attached

March 3, 2018
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No strings attached

a faceting function with bare variable names in ggplot2 - I’m working on a package of dplyr and ggplot2 functions that I can use on a day to day basis to plot data over time. I’ve done some basic experimenting with my preferred ggplot2 th...

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Theory free tidyeval

February 18, 2018
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Getting our feet wet with dplyr programming - I’ve been putting off trying to suss out dplyr’s tidy evaluation for a long time, but I’ve been experimenting a bit with it so just making some notes here. It’s hard to talk about tidy e...

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Enter SadMan

February 2, 2018
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Enter SadMan

Yet more Metalliplots I’m just going to tidy up some issues from my last post where I did some tidytext analysis on the legendary rockers - Metallica. It was a fun way to pass some time and keep my hand in with text mining, something I st...

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Hardwired..for tidy text

January 29, 2018
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Hardwired..for tidy text

Song lyric and sentiment analysis for all So - a while back I did a tidy text analysis on Faith No More lyrics. I had thought about doing this with Metallica album lyrics, as they have had a long career, spanning thier late teens/twenties to...

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