Articles by Mango Blogger

Installing Packages without Internet

May 8, 2017 | Mango Blogger

Graham Parsons At Mango we’re often giving R training in locations where a reliable WiFi connection is not always guaranteed, so if we need trainees to download packages from CRAN it can be a show-stopper. Here are a couple of … Continue reading → [Read more...]

EARL Boston Revisited

December 5, 2016 | Mango Blogger

After a successful EARL London in September of this year (see here and here) it was Boston’s turn to shine. This is only the second time this conference has run, yet its quality of speakers is at par with London. … Continue reading → [Read more...]

R’s Testing Predicament

October 10, 2016 | Mango Blogger

Joe Russell If you were to ask any R-user for the reason for R’s success, you’re almost guaranteed to hear the words “open source”.  As the second most popular open source language (behind Python) R has exploded in popularity in … Continue reading → [Read more...]

EARL London 2016 revisited – Day 2

September 27, 2016 | Mango Blogger

This year’s conference was a great opportunity to catch up with friends and meet new people who are eager to talk about their work with R. We enjoyed the sessions we attended and thought that the presenters were entertaining as … Continue reading → [Read more...]

EARL London 2016 revisited – Day 1

September 23, 2016 | Mango Blogger

This year’s EARL conference in London was another huge success. In this blogpost we revisit some of the presentations from Day 1. In stream 1 the conference started off with a presentation about recommender systems at the Telegraph by Magda … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Project package libraries and reproducibility

August 12, 2016 | Mango Blogger

Gábor Csárdi, Consultant, Mango Solutions Introduction If you are an R user it has probably happened to you that you upgraded some R package in your R installation, and then suddenly your R script or application stopped working. R packages … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Data Visualisation (+Shiny app)

July 29, 2016 | Mango Blogger

by Nic Crane Data visualisation is a key piece of the analysis process.  At Mango, we consider the ability to create compelling visualisations to be sufficiently important that we include it as one of the core attributes of a data … Continue reading → [Read more...]

A Gadget for tidyr

March 1, 2016 | Mango Blogger

By Aimee Gott About a month ago I wrote a review of the Shiny Developer Conference and I mentioned Shiny Gadgets, my new favourite thing in R. Over the last month I have played about with them and finally got … Continue reading → [Read more...]

New R User Group – NottinghamR

January 11, 2016 | Mango Blogger

Mango Solutions in collaboration with Capital One have organised a new R user group in Nottingham. R user groups are free meetings for those using or interested in using R – the open source statistical programming language. If you are … Continue reading → [Read more...]

The Evolution of Distributed Programming in R

January 7, 2016 | Mango Blogger

By Paulin Shek Both R and distributed programming rank highly on my list of “good things”, so imagine my delight when two new packages, ddR ( and multidplyr (, used for distributed programming in R were released in November last … Continue reading → [Read more...]

The Making of a Star Wars Package

January 6, 2016 | Mango Blogger

By Stephanie Locke After some conversations at the coffee maker yesterday, I accepted the challenge of, wait for it… BUILDING A STAR WARS THEMED R PACKAGE! Some quick Googling found a JavaScript library that will generate some Star Wars based … Continue reading → [Read more...]
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