Articles by hrbrmstr

Aligning the Dots On COVID Prison Waffles

July 24, 2020 | hrbrmstr

The Marshall Project has a solid story and set of visualizations on the impact of COVID-19 in U.S. prisons. They keep the data (and vis) regularly updated. They do great work and this is an important topic, but this visualization breaks my “ordered grid” OCD: To be fair, it’...
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A Look at PAN-OS Versions with a Bit of R

July 10, 2020 | hrbrmstr

The incredibly talented folks over at Bishop Fox were quite generous this week, providing a scanner for figuring out PAN-OS GlobalProtect versions. I’ve been using their decoding technique and date-based fingerprint table to keep an eye on patch status (over at $DAYJOB we help customers, organizations, and national cybersecurity ... [Read more...]

{sergeant} 0.9.0 Is On Its Way to CRAN Mirrors!

June 1, 2020 | hrbrmstr

Tis been a long time coming, but a minor change to default S3 parameters in tibbles finally caused a push of {sergeant} — the R package that lets you use the Apache Drill REST API via {DBI}, {dplyr}, or directly — to CRAN. The CRAN automatic processing system approved the release just ... [Read more...]

RSwitch 1.7.0 Has Been Released

May 25, 2020 | hrbrmstr

I (and, apparently, Gandalf O_o) are pleased to announce that RSwitch version 1.7.0 has been released. (Direct Download) RSwitch is a macOS menubar utility that: makes it dead simple to manage multiple macOS R versions use the latest RStudio daily builds access remote RStudio Server sessions using in a purpose-built ... [Read more...]

New Package — {cdccovidview} — To Work with the U.S. CDC’s New COVID-19 Trackers: COVIDView and COVID-NET

April 11, 2020 | hrbrmstr

The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC from now on) has setup two new public surveillance resources for COVID-19. Together, COVIDView and COVID-NET provide similar weekly surveillance data as FluView does for influenza-like illnesses (ILI). The COVIDView resources are HTML tables (O_O) and, while the COVID-NET interface provides ...
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The Waffle House Index

March 26, 2020 | hrbrmstr

Waffle House announced it was closing hundreds of stores this week due to SARS-Cov-2 (a.k.a COVID-19). This move garnered quite a bit of media attention since former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate used the restaurant chain as both an indicator of the immediate and overall severity of a natural ...
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Writing Frictionless R Package Wrappers — Introduction

January 1, 2020 | hrbrmstr

The R language and RStudio IDE are a powerful combination for “getting stuff done”, and one aspect of R itself that makes it especially useful is the ability to use it with other programming languages via a robust foreign language interface capability1. The term “foreign language” refers to another programming ... [Read more...]
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