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Installing Packages without Internet

May 8, 2017
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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 →

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sasMap: static code analysis for SAS

March 15, 2017
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sasMap: static code analysis for SAS

Ava Yang You may drop your weapons, this is not going to be about SAS vs R. If you work with a large amount of SAS legacy code, sasMap, an R package with a Shiny app, is for you. It … Continue reading →

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Tidy Text Mining of David Bowie’s Lyrics

February 16, 2017
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Tidy Text Mining of David Bowie’s Lyrics

by Nic Crane After hearing about tidytext from colleagues who went to the RStudio conference last month, I decided to try it out. If you want to try out tidy text mining for yourself, check out the official website at … Continue reading →

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EARL Boston Revisited

December 5, 2016
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EARL Boston Revisited

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 →

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How long do I have to survive without cake?

October 18, 2016
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How long do I have to survive without cake?

Clara Schartner As part of my summer internship at Mango I got to help out creating training materials. Learning new methods by preparing them in a teachable way is definitely my new favourite way of learning! But once I started … Continue reading →

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R’s Testing Predicament

October 10, 2016
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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 →

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EARL London 2016 revisited – Day 2

September 27, 2016
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EARL London 2016 revisited – Day 2

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 →

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EARL London 2016 revisited – Day 1

September 23, 2016
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EARL London 2016 revisited – Day 1

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 →

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Project package libraries and reproducibility

August 12, 2016
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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 →

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Data Visualisation (+Shiny app)

July 29, 2016
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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 →

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