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eRum 2018 highlights

May 21, 2018
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eRum 2018 highlights

Aimée Gott, Education Practice Lead I always find it difficult to pick highlights from a conference and the eRum 2018 team did a fantastic job of making it difficult for me once again, so here goes... Day One The first day offered a huge choice in workshops, but teaching one of them meant we didn't make it to any of the others....

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To purrr or not to purrr

May 17, 2018
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To purrr or not to purrr

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Getting into the Rhythm: the euRovision sweepstake

May 15, 2018
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Getting into the Rhythm: the euRovision sweepstake

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goodpractice 1.0.2 on CRAN

May 11, 2018
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goodpractice 1.0.2 on CRAN

Hannah Frick, Data Scientist We are excited to annouce that the goodpractice package is now available on CRAN. The package gives advice about good practices when building R packages. Advice includes functions and syntax to avoid, package structure, code complexity, code formatting, etc. You can install the CRAN version via install.packages("goodpractice") Building R packages Building an R package is a great way of encapsulating code, documentation and data...

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EARL London Keynote Speaker announcement: Garrett Grolemund

May 2, 2018
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EARL London Keynote Speaker announcement: Garrett Grolemund

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ANNOUNCEMENT: EARL London 2018 speakers

April 27, 2018
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ANNOUNCEMENT: EARL London 2018 speakers

We are excited to announce the speakers for this year's EARL London Conference! Every year, we receive an immense number of excellent abstracts and this year was no different - in fact, it's getting harder to decide. We spent a lot of time deliberating and had to make some tough choices. We would like to thank everyone who submitted...

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EARL Houston keynote speaker announcement: Dr Robert Gentleman

April 24, 2018
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EARL Houston keynote speaker announcement: Dr Robert Gentleman

EARL Houston has just got even better! Not only do we have Hadley Wickham delivering a keynote address, we also have one of R’s originators, Dr. Robert Gentleman. Robert Gentleman is the vice president of computational biology at 23andMe. His work focuses on the exploration of how human genetic and trait data in the 23andMe database can be used to...

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Packaging Shiny applications: A deep dive

April 20, 2018
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Packaging Shiny applications: A deep dive

(Or, how to write a Shiny app.R file that only contains a single line of code) Mark Sellors, Head of Data Engineering This post is long overdue. The information contained herein has been built up over years of deploying and hosting Shiny apps, particularly in production environments, and mainly where those Shiny apps are very large and contain a lot of...

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Saddling up; getting on the hoRse for the first time

April 19, 2018
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Saddling up; getting on the hoRse for the first time

Laura Swales, Marketing and Events Assistant This year at Mango we're proudly sponsoring the Bath Cats & Dogs Home. To start our fundraising for them, we decided to run a sweepstake on the Grand National. We asked for £2 per horse, which would go to the cats and dogs home and the winner was promised a bottle of wine for their charitable efforts. Working in...

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What is tidy eval and why should I care?

April 3, 2018
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What is tidy eval and why should I care?

Nic Crane, Data Scientist This article was first published on Nic Crane's Blog and kindly contributed to the Mango Blog. I’m going to begin this post somewhat backwards, and start with the conclusion: tidy eval is important to anyone who writes R functions and uses dplyr and/or tidyr. I’m going to load a couple of packages, and then show you exactly why. library(dplyr) library(rlang) Data...

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