Blog Archives

Announcing the rOpenSci Fellowships Program

July 5, 2017
By

rOpenSci's mission is to promote a culture of open, transparent, and reproducible research across various research domains. Everything we do, from developing high-quality open-source software for data science and, software review, to building community through events like our community calls and annual unconference are all geared toward lowering barriers to reproducible, open science. The rOpenSci Fellowship presents a unique...

Read more »

Unconf projects 5: mwparser, Gargle, arresteddev

June 9, 2017
By

And finally, we end our series of unconf project summaries (day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4). mwparser Summary: Wikimarkup is the language used on Wikipedia and similar projects, and as such contains a lot of valuable data both for scientists studying collaborative systems and people studying things documented on or in Wikipedia. mwparser parses wikimarkup, allowing a user...

Read more »

Unconf projects 3: available, miner, rcheatsheet, ponyexpress

June 7, 2017
By
Unconf projects 3: available, miner, rcheatsheet, ponyexpress

Continuing our series of blog posts (day 1, day 2) this week about unconf 17. available Summary: Ever have trouble naming your software package? Find a great name and realize it's already taken on CRAN, or further along in development on GitHub? The available package makes it easy to check for valid, available names, and also checks various sources for...

Read more »

Unconf projects 1: skimr, emldown, testrmd, webrockets

June 5, 2017
By
Unconf projects 1: skimr, emldown, testrmd, webrockets

Following up on Stefanie's recap of unconf 17, we are following up this entire week with summaries of projects developed at the event. We plan to highlight 4-5 projects each day, with detailed posts from a handful of teams to follow. skimr Summary: skimr, a package inspired by Hadley Wickham's precis package, aims to provide summary statistics iteratively and interactively...

Read more »

Unconf recap 1

June 5, 2017
By
Unconf recap 1

Following up on Stefanie's recap of unconf 17, we are following up this entire week with summaries of projects developed at the event. We plan to highlight 4-5 projects each day, with detailed posts from a handful of teams to follow. skimr Summary: skimr, a package inspired by Hadley Wickham's precis package, aims to provide summary statistics iteratively and interactively...

Read more »

A quick introduction to ggplot2

April 10, 2013
By

My friend Jonah asked me to guest lecture in his R seminar aimed at grad students and postdocs in Integrative Biology. I gave Jonah a bunch of topic options ranging from reproducible research with R to data manipulation. The consensus was data visualization so I put together a 2 hour talk/hands on presentation for ggplot2

Read more »

An intro to R

April 5, 2012
By
An intro to R

A few weeks back I gave a talk at the local Berkeley R meetup group. The idea was to help people not make the same mistakes I made when I first started out learning R. It was the first time I made an entire presentation with Deck.js and I generated the syntax highlighted R code

Read more »

Two incredibly useful functions to throw into your .rprofile

February 7, 2012
By

I’ve neglected this blog for quite some time but I’m getting around to finishing up a bunch of draft posts. But here is a quick one: Listing objects in your global environment A simple ls() doesn’t really tell you enough useful information at a glance. Most often I just want to know what I named

Read more »

rOpenSci is a runner-up in the Mendeley Binary Battle!

November 30, 2011
By

We just got word that rOpenSci was a runner-up in the first Binary Battle!  Thank you for all the support so far! We entered two of our packages for integrating with PLoS Journals (rplos) and Mendeley (RMendeley) in the Mendeley-PLoS Binary Battle.  Get them at GitHub (rplos; RMendeley). These two packages allow users to search and retrieve

Read more »

Customizing your .rprofile

September 29, 2011
By

I searched around to see if there was a blog post somewhere describing how to customize one’s .rprofile but was surprised to find just one outdated post. So here is quick intro on the topic. If you are a power R user, you already know about what it does. For those of you that don’t,

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)