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4 ways to be more productive, using RStudio’s terminal

September 29, 2018
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4 ways to be more productive, using RStudio’s terminal

Introduction RStudio version 1.1 introduced the Terminal functionality, which does not seem to be getting enough deserved attention and love even though it is very well integrated with the rest of the IDE and can be extremely useful for several daily use-cases. In this post we will try to cover 4 very common scenarios where the Terminal can be very useful...

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3 reasons to not write that new code, and how I failed at it

September 15, 2018
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3 reasons to not write that new code, and how I failed at it

Introduction We all know that feeling. We have this great idea about a new project, feature, function, piece of code. What do we want? Write that amazing new code! When do we want it? Right NOW! The aim of this post is to try and give you at 3 g...

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3 reasons to not write that new code, and how I failed at it.

September 15, 2018
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3 reasons to not write that new code, and how I failed at it.

Introduction We all know that feeling. We have this great idea about a new project, feature, function, piece of code. What do we want? Write that amazing new code! When do we want it? Right NOW! The aim of this post is to try and give you at 3 good...

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cRafty tRicks – No more typing brackets!

September 1, 2018
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cRafty tRicks – No more typing brackets!

Calling functions in R usually involves typing brackets. And since many of our actions in R involve calling a function, we will have to type a lot of brackets working with R. Often it would make our life a lot easier if we could omit the need to type brackets where convenient. We will do exactly that today. Work in...

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cRafty tRicks – No more typing brackets!

September 1, 2018
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cRafty tRicks – No more typing brackets!

Calling functions in R usually involves typing brackets. And since many of our actions in R involve calling a function, we will have to type a lot of brackets working with R. Often it would make our life a lot easier if we could omit the need to type brackets where convenient. We will do exactly that today. Work in...

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R:case4base – code profiling with base R

August 18, 2018
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R:case4base – code profiling with base R

Introduction In this summertime post in the case4base series, we will look at useful tools in base R, which let us profile our code without any extra packages needed to be installed. We will cover simple and easy to use speed profiling, more complex profiling of performance and memory and, as always, look at alternatives to base R as well,...

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R:case4base – code profiling with base R

August 18, 2018
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R:case4base – code profiling with base R

Introduction In this summertime post in the case4base series, we will look at useful tools in base R, which let us profile our code without any extra packages needed to be installed. We will cover simple and easy to use speed profiling, more complex profiling of performance and memory and, as always, look at alternatives to base R as well,...

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RStudio:addins part 5 – Profile your code on keypress in the background, with no dependencies.

August 4, 2018
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RStudio:addins part 5 – Profile your code on keypress in the background, with no dependencies.

Introduction Profiling our code is a very useful tool to determine how well the code performs on different metrics. The addin we will create in this article will let us use a keyboard shortcut to run profiling on R code selected in RStudio without blocking the session or requiring any external packages. Specifically for very simple overview use, it may be beneficial...

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RStudio:addins part 5 – Profile your code on keypress in the background, with no dependencies

August 4, 2018
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RStudio:addins part 5 – Profile your code on keypress in the background, with no dependencies

Introduction Profiling our code is a very useful tool to determine how well the code performs on different metrics. The addin we will create in this article will let us use a keyboard shortcut to run profiling on R code selected in RStudio without blocking the session or requiring any external packages. Specifically for very simple overview use, it may be beneficial...

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RStudio:addins part 4 – Unit testing coverage investigation and improvement, made easy

July 21, 2018
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RStudio:addins part 4 – Unit testing coverage investigation and improvement, made easy

Introduction A developer always pays his technical debts! And we have a debt to pay to the gods of coding best practices, as we did not present many unit tests for our functions yet. Today we will show how to efficiently investigate and improve unit test coverage for our R code, with focus on functions governing our RStudio addins, which...

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