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Data Science Essentials

January 11, 2020
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Data Science Essentials

One the greatest strengths of R for data science work is the vast number and variety of packages and capabilities that are available. However, it can be intimidating to navigate this large and dynamic open source ecosystem, especially for a newcomer. All the information you need is out there, but it is often fragmented across numerous stack overflow threads...

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Practical Tidy Evaluation

December 7, 2019
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Practical Tidy Evaluation

Tidy evaluation is a framework for controlling how expressions and variables in your code are evaluated by tidyverse functions. This framework, housed in the rlang package, is a powerful tool for writing more efficient and elegant code. In particular, you’ll find it useful for passing variable names as inputs to functions that use tidyverse packages like dplyr and ggplot2.

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Geocoding with Tidygeocoder

November 10, 2019
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Geocoding with Tidygeocoder

Tidygeocoder is a newly published R package which provides a tidyverse-style interface for geocoding. It returns latitude and longitude coordinates in tibble format from addresses using the US Census or Nominatim (OSM) geocoder services. In this post I will demonstrate how to use it for plotting a few Washington, DC landmarks...

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