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MobileTrigger Setup: Run R Scripts, Models, Reports with Mobile Device

May 16, 2019
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MobileTrigger Setup: Run R Scripts, Models, Reports with Mobile Device

Say hello to the MobileTrigger package. With it, you can run R scripts, models, and reports from a mobile device using e-mail triggers. In its debut offering, version 0.0.31 of the package provides List and Run trigger functions. The list function allows you to see available scripts, models, and reports. Complimenting list, the run function allows you to launch...

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MailR SMTP Setup (Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo) | STARTTLS

April 13, 2019
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MailR SMTP Setup (Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo) | STARTTLS

The mailR package allows you to easily send e-mails with R, but you need the right mailR SMTP settings. Getting the SMTP settings just right to establish a connection to e-mail hosts like Gmail, Outlook, or Yahoo can be challenging. This is especially true when there are some settings you need to change on the host side to make...

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Learning and Teaching R | Get to the Plot

April 8, 2019
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Learning and Teaching R | Get to the Plot

As an experienced R user, I have seen numerous social media posts and perhaps even a few stackexchange requests over the years asking the question, “how do I learn R?”. This is a great question. A related one is, “how do I teach or coach R?” To the would-be student, I ask, “What attracted you to R in the...

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Super Dark IDE Theme, R-Studio, Inverted Color

March 27, 2019
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Super Dark IDE Theme, R-Studio, Inverted Color

A dark IDE theme may increase visual comfort and productivity for those spending extended amounts of time coding, writing, and reading at a computer terminal. Why? If your 9 to 5 has you chained to a computer, you’ve likely experienced eye strain. Typical symptoms include soreness, irritation, and difficulty focusing your vision. All of which will slow your productivity....

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Run Remote R Scripts with Mobile Device using E-mail Triggers

March 2, 2019
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Run Remote R Scripts with Mobile Device using E-mail Triggers

Have you ever been on the road and wished you could run an R script from your mobile device and see the results? Maybe you’re a business person who needs a quick update on a project or production schedule. Or, possibly you need an up-to-the-minute report out for a meeting, and you don’t have a “cloud based solution to...

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WooCommerce Image Gallery | Step by Step, Automate with R

February 3, 2019
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WooCommerce Image Gallery | Step by Step, Automate with R

Setting up a WooCommerce image gallery for your shop is a grueling process if you use the online forms. Thankfully, you can import goods and setup an image gallery using a simple CSV file. Now, if you have a few products and a few images for each product, preparing the CSV for bulk import using your favorite spreadsheet program...

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XmR Chart | Step-by-Step Guide by Hand and with R

January 12, 2019
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XmR Chart | Step-by-Step Guide by Hand and with R

Is your process in control? The XmR chart is a great statistical process control (SPC) tool that can help you answer this question, reduce waste, and increase productivity. We'll cover the concepts behind XmR charting and explain the XmR control constant with some super simple R code. Lastly, we'll cover how to make the XmR plot by hand, with...

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ggQC | ggplot Quality Control Charts – New Release

December 4, 2018
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ggQC | ggplot Quality Control Charts – New Release

The ggQC package is a quality control extension for ggplot. Use it to create XmR, XbarR, C and many other highly customizable Control Charts. Additional statistical process control functions include Shewart violation checks as well as capability analysis. If your process is running smoothly, visualize the potential impacted of your next process improvement with a Pareto chart. To learn...

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Windows Clipboard Access with R

November 13, 2018
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Windows Clipboard Access with R

The windows clipboard is a quick way to get data in and out of R. How can we exploit this feature to accomplish our basic data exploration needs and when might its use be inappropriate? Read on. Overview Paste Data from Clipboard to R HTML Tables Spreadsheets Copy Data from R to Clipboard Summary and Usage Notes Paste Data...

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Source and List: Organizing R Shiny Apps

November 6, 2018
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Source and List: Organizing R Shiny Apps

Keeping R Shiny code organized can be a challenge. One method to organize your Shiny UI and Server code is to use a combination of R’s list and source functions. Another method to organize you’re Shiny code is through modularization techniques. Here though, we’re going concentrate on the list and source options. If you feel comfortable with Shiny and...

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