Blog Archives

Data Warehousing and Data Mining

August 7, 2019
By
Data Warehousing and Data Mining

The relationship between data mining tools and data warehousing systems can be most easily seen in the connector options of popular analytics software packages. For example, the image below right shows the many source options from which to pull data in from warehouse backends in Tableau Desktop. Microsoft Power BI includes similar interface options. There The post Data Warehousing...

Read more »

R and SurveyGizmo API update

May 8, 2018
By

I made a public fork of the original RSurveyGizmo package to accommodate the API Secret, as the original package sometimes errored out with authentication issues. The post R and SurveyGizmo API update appeared first on Jonathan Fowler.

Read more »

Wagging the Dog: BI Tools, Not Solutions

March 15, 2018
By
Wagging the Dog: BI Tools, Not Solutions

If you’re familiar with the expression, or perhaps have seen the eponymous film, you understand the idea of something with far less importance or weight driving a much bigger process. In the film’s case, the expression was used to characterize a completely fabricated war shifting attention away from an actual scandal. For our purposes here, The post Wagging the...

Read more »

Doppelgänger search with R and MatchIt

March 6, 2018
By
Doppelgänger search with R and MatchIt

In his book Everybody Lies, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz discusses the Doppelgänger Discovery method used most notably in baseball, in the case of slugger David Ortiz. Doppelgänger Discovery is a way to load up a model with as many data points about a person as possible and find their statistical twins. In the case of David Ortiz, The post Doppelgänger search...

Read more »

SurveyGizmo, R, and MySQL on Amazon AWS

February 27, 2018
By
SurveyGizmo, R, and MySQL on Amazon AWS

Those who have been in any sort of sociological research field should very familiar with the available survey platforms out on the web now (e.g., SurveyMonkey, SurveyGizmo, or LimeSurvey). Getting your results usually involves a multi-step generate/export/import cycle. Is there a better way? I asked the question when using R to digest a survey deployed on SurveyGizmo. With The post SurveyGizmo, R,...

Read more »

R, Azure SQL Server, and Mac OS X

February 23, 2018
By
R, Azure SQL Server, and Mac OS X

There are a few options out there for those of us who work (mostly or solely) on a Mac and need to access MSSQL databases through R.   RODBC and RSqlServer are the two I’ve worked with. RODBC requires some additional workarounds with a Unix ODBC driver; RSqlServer has issues with rJava in OS X High The post R, Azure...

Read more »

R Notebooks

October 5, 2016
By

Today we’re excited to announce R Notebooks, which add a powerful notebook authoring engine to R Markdown. Notebook interfaces for data analysis have compelling advantages including the close association of code and output and the ability to intersperse narrative with computation. Notebooks are also an excellent tool for teaching and a convenient way to share

Read more »

RStudio v0.99 Preview: Data Viewer Improvements

February 24, 2015
By
RStudio v0.99 Preview: Data Viewer Improvements

RStudio’s data viewer provides a quick way to look at the contents of data frames and other column-based data in your R environment. You invoke it by clicking on the grid icon in the Environment pane, or at the console by typing View(mydata). As part of the RStudio Preview Release, we’ve completely overhauled RStudio’s data

Read more »

RStudio v0.99 Preview: Vim Mode Improvements

February 23, 2015
By
RStudio v0.99 Preview: Vim Mode Improvements

RStudio’s code editor includes a set of lightweight Vim key bindings. You can turn these on in Tools | Global Options | Code | Editing: For those not familiar, Vim is a popular text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It can take some practice and dedication to master Vim style editing but those who have

Read more »

Announcing Packrat

November 14, 2013
By
Announcing Packrat

We’re excited to announce Packrat, a new tool for managing the packages your R project depends on. If you’ve ever been frustrated by package dependencies, whether juggling the packages needed by your own projects or getting someone else’s project to work, Packrat is for you. Similar in spirit to Bundler, Packrat understands package dependencies and

Read more »

Search R-bloggers

Sponsors

Never miss an update!
Subscribe to R-bloggers to receive
e-mails with the latest R posts.
(You will not see this message again.)

Click here to close (This popup will not appear again)