Articles by hrbrmstr

Spelunking macOS ‘ScreenTime’ App Usage with R

October 28, 2019 | hrbrmstr

Apple has brought Screen Time to macOS for some time now and that means it has to store this data somewhere. Thankfully, Sarah Edwards has foraged through the macOS filesystem for us and explained where these bits of knowledge are in her post, Knowledge is Power! Using the macOS/iOS ...
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100% Stacked Chicklets

September 27, 2019 | hrbrmstr

I posted a visualization of email safety status (a.k.a. DMARC) of the Fortune 500 (2017 list) the other day on Twitter and received this spiffy request from @MarkAltosaar: Would you be willing to add the R code used to produce this to your vignette for ggchicklet? I would love to ...
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RSwitch 1.5.1 Released

September 21, 2019 | hrbrmstr

An RSwitch user, lcolladotor filed a most-welcome issue letting me know that the core functionality of the switcher was busted ????. After testing out the 1.5.1 release candidate I had made a “harmless” & “clever” change to reduce some redundancy in the code that handled with switching which resulted in busted symbolic link ...
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Twitter “Account Analysis” in R

September 14, 2019 | hrbrmstr

This past week @propublica linked to a really spiffy resource for getting an overview of a Twitter user’s profile and activity called accountanalysis. It has a beautiful interface that works as well on mobile as it does in a real browser. It also is fully interactive and supports cross-filtering (...
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September 2019 Democratic Debates Added to {ggchicklet}

September 14, 2019 | hrbrmstr

The latest round of the 2020 Democratic debates is over and the data from all the 2019 editions of the debates have been added to {ggchicklet}. The structure of the debates2019 built-in dataset has changed a bit: library(ggchicklet) library(hrbrthemes) library(tidyverse) debates2019 ## # A tibble: 641 x 7 ## elapsed timestamp speaker topic debate_...
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RSwitch 1.4.1 Released

September 1, 2019 | hrbrmstr

A minor update to RSwitch has been released. Apart from some internal code reorganization there are three user-facing changes. First, RSwitch is now notarized! That means you won’t get a notice about it being from an “unidentified developer” nor will folks on Catalina see a warning about unable to ...
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RSwitch 1.4.0 Released

August 26, 2019 | hrbrmstr

Swift 5 has been so much fun to hack on that there’s a new update to macOS R-focused mebubar utility RSwitch available. Along with the app comes a new dedicated RSwitch landing page and a new user’s guide since it has enough features to warrant such documentation. Here’s ...
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Improvements to RSwitch in v1.3.0

August 23, 2019 | hrbrmstr

It’s only been a couple days since the initial version of my revamped take on RSwitch but there have been numerous improvements since then worth mentioning. For starters, there’s a new app icon that uses the blue and gray from the official (modern) R logo to help visually ...
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Quick Hit: A new 64-bit Swift 5 RSwitch App

August 22, 2019 | hrbrmstr

At the bottom of the R for macOS Developer’s Page there’s mention of an “other binary” called “RSwitch” that is “a small GUI that allows you to switch between R versions quickly (if you have multiple versions of R framework installed).” Said switching requires you to use the “...
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Quick Hit: {waffle} 1.0 Font Awesome 5 Pictograms and More

July 12, 2019 | hrbrmstr

The {waffle} package got some ???? this week and now has a substantially improved geom_waffle() along with a brand new sibling function geom_pictogram() which has all the powerful new features of geom_waffle() but lets you use Font Awesome 5 brand and solid glyphs to make isotype pictograms. A major ...
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Make Refreshing Segmented Column Charts with {ggchicklet}

June 30, 2019 | hrbrmstr

The first U.S. Democratic debates of the 2020 election season were held over two nights this past week due to the daft number of candidates running for POTUS. The spiffy @NYTgraphics folks took the tallies of time spent blathering by each speaker/topic and made rounded rectangle segmented bar charts ...
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Quick hit: Some ggplot2 Stat ???? for {logspline}

June 18, 2019 | hrbrmstr

I’ve become a big fan of the {logspline} package over the past ~6 months and decided to wrap up a manual ggplot2 plotting process (well, it was at least in an RStudio snippet) into a small {ggplot2} Stat to make it easier to visualize various components of the fitted model. ... [Read more...]

Introducing the {ethercalc} package

June 15, 2019 | hrbrmstr

I mentioned EtherCalc in a previous post and managed to scrounge some time to put together a fledgling {ethercalc} package (it’s also on GitLab, SourceHut, Bitbucket and GitUgh, just sub out the appropriate URL prefix). I’m creating a package-specific Docker image (there are a couple out there but ...
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