Articles by hrbrmstr

RSwitch 2.1.2b Bug-fix Release

September 6, 2021 | hrbrmstr

RStudio is continuing to refine their 👍🏽 new product version string scheme, with the most recent change using something like the following for daily builds: RStudio-pro-2021.11.0-daily+23.pro1.dmg The full URL for these Amazon S3-hosted builds is something like: https://s3.amazonaws.com/rstudio-ide-build/desktop/macos/RStudio-pro-2021.11.0-daily%2B23....
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Some Covid Donuts To End The Week

August 13, 2021 | hrbrmstr

Vox grabbed some data from the Kaiser Family Foundation and did a story a few days ago on it, then posted a different visualization of it that attracted some attention: I’m a pretty ardent donut detractor, but I have to also admit that they work pretty well for this ...
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Hasty Bug-fix Release of RSwitch v2

July 28, 2021 | hrbrmstr

Version 2 of RSwitch — the macOS menubar utility that enables fast and seamless switching between R versions on macOS and also provides notifications for new versions of RStudio Dailies has had a hasty update to deal with an error condition if/when the RStudio Dailies pages contain no links (they’re ...
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New TabularData Available in Swift on macOS Monterery (et al)

June 8, 2021 | hrbrmstr

WWDC 2021 is on this week and many new fun things are being introduced, including some data science-friendly additions to the frameworks that come with Xcode 13 and available on macOS 12+ (and its *OS cousins). Specifically, Apple has made tabular data a first-class citizen with the new TabularData app service. A future ... [Read more...]

Check ‘Developer Tools’ First To Avoid Heavy-ish Dependencies

April 12, 2021 | hrbrmstr

Guillaume Pressiat (@GuillaumePressiat) did a solid post & video on using Selenium to scrape a paginated table from understat[.]com/league/EPL/2020 (I just cannot bring myself to provide an active link to any SportsBall site). He does a great job walking folks through acquiring & orchestrating the heavy dependency that is ...
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Extracting Heart Rate Data (Two Ways!) from Apple Health XML Export Files Using R (a.k.a. The Least Romantic Valentine’s Day R Post Ever)

February 14, 2021 | hrbrmstr

???? Expand for EKG code library(hrbrthemes) library(elementalist) # remotes::install_github("teunbrand/elementalist") library(ggplot2) read_csv( file = "~/Data/apple_health_export/electrocardiograms/ecg_2020-09-24.csv", # this is extracted below skip = 12, col_names = "µV" ) %__% mutate( idx = 1:n() ) -__ ekg ggplot() + geom_line_theme( data = ekg %__% tail(3000) %__% head(2500), aes(idx, µ...
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Fully Native M1/Apple Silicon R Setup

February 7, 2021 | hrbrmstr

Presented without much commentary since I stopped once {ggrepel} and {graphlayouts} failed (RStudio doesn’t support it yet, either, which I knew). The following steps will get you a fully working and STUPID FAST fully native ARM64 M1/Apple Silicon R setup with {tidyverse} and {rJava}. Just remember, that if ... [Read more...]

Getting a Handle on macOS App Entitlements with R

February 7, 2021 | hrbrmstr

If you’ve been following me around the internets for a while you’ve likely heard me pontificate about the need to be aware of and reduce — when possible — your personal “cyber” attack surface. One of the ways you can do that is to install as few applications as possible ... [Read more...]

Making It Easier To Experiment With Compiled Swift Code In R

January 26, 2021 | hrbrmstr

The past two posts have (lightly) introduced how to use compiled Swift code in R, but they’ve involved a bunch of “scary” command line machinations and incantations. One feature of {Rcpp} I’ve always ???? is the cppFunction() (“r-lib” zealots have a similar cpp11::cpp_function()) which lets one experiment ...
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Calling [Compiled] Swift from R: Part 2

January 24, 2021 | hrbrmstr

The previous post introduced the topic of how to compile Swift code for use in R using a useless, toy example. This one goes a bit further and makes a case for why one might want to do this by showing how to use one of Apple’s machine learning ... [Read more...]
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