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New from RStudio: Package Manager

August 7, 2018
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New from RStudio: Package Manager

One of the few remaining hurdles when working with R in the enterprise is consistent access to CRAN. Often desktop class systems will have unrestricted access while server systems might not have any access at all. This inconsistency often stems from security concerns about allowing servers access to the internet. There have been many different approaches to solving this...

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Running Python inside the RStudio Server IDE

June 28, 2018
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A great many R users will have to run some python code from time to time, and this short video from our Head of Data Engineering, Mark Sellors outlines one approach you can take that doesn’t mean leaving the RStudio IDE.

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Top Tip: Don’t keep your data prep in the same project as your Shiny app

June 11, 2018
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If you use RStudio Connect to publish your Shiny app (and even if you don’t) take care with how your arrange your projects. If you have a single project that includes both your data prep and your Shiny app, packrat (which RSConnect uses to resolve package dependencies for your project) will assume the packages you used for both parts...

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Customising Shiny Server HTML Pages

March 30, 2017
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Customising Shiny Server HTML Pages

Mark Sellors Head of Data Engineering At Mango we work with a great many clients using the Shiny framework for R. Many of those use Shiny Server or Shiny Server Pro to publish their shiny apps within their organisations. Shiny … Continue reading →

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Shiny Based Tablet or Desktop App

March 5, 2017
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Shiny Based Tablet or Desktop App

Mark Sellors Head of Data Engineering Turn a shiny application into a tablet or desktop app Since we first demoed it at our really successful trip to Strata London last year, a few people have asked us how we made … Continue reading →

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Production R at ONS

February 13, 2017
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Production R at ONS

Mark Sellors Head of Data Engineering I’ve recently been working at the Office for National Statistics, under the very broad umbrella of a SAS to R transition project. As you might imagine, ONS, as the UK’s largest producer of official … Continue reading →

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The Wizarding World of rstudio::conf 2017

January 15, 2017
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The Wizarding World of rstudio::conf 2017

After the success of last January’s “Shiny Dev Con“, our friends at RStudio are back with their first full-blown conference, “rstudio::conf“. Like our own EARL Conference, rstudio::conf was preceeded by training courses from 3 of RStudio’s big names, Hadley Wickham, … Continue reading →

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Geographic data to service the needs of a remote employee – part1

April 4, 2016
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Geographic data to service the needs of a remote employee – part1

By Ava Yang Background Ever since I started working remotely, some friends suggested “Why not work as usual as you travel across China, instead of staying in Shanghai?” Many cool people have practiced the lifestyle, but most of the time … Continue reading →

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The Case for a Data Science Lab

December 1, 2015
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By Mark Sellors, Technical Architect – Mango Solutions As more and more Data Science moves from individuals working alone, with small data sets on their laptops, to more productionised, or analytically mature settings, an increasing number of restrictions are being … Continue reading →

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