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gower 0.2.0 is on CRAN

March 7, 2019
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gower 0.2.0 is on CRAN

A new version of R package gower has just been released on CRAN. Thanks to our new contributor David Turner who was kind enough to provide a pull request, gower now also computes weighted gower distances. From the NEWS file: … Continue reading →

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uRos2019: tutorials, keynote speakers, registration and call for papers!

February 26, 2019
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uRos2019: tutorials, keynote speakers, registration and call for papers!

The 7th use of R in Official Statistics conference is the event for all things R in the production and use of government statistics. The 7th installment of this conference will take place from 20 to 21 May 2019 at … Continue reading →

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Add a static pdf vignette to an R package

January 11, 2019
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Add a static pdf vignette to an R package

Most vignettes are built when a package is built, but there are occasions where you just want to include a pdf. For example when you want to include a paper. Of course there is a package supporting this, but in … Continue reading →

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The program for uRos2018 is online

August 3, 2018
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The program for uRos2018 is online

The uRos2018 conference is aimed at professionals and academics who are involved in producing or consuming official (government) statistics. We are happy to announce that we recently posted the full program of the 6th international conference on the use of … Continue reading →

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stringdist 0.9.5.0: now with C API

June 7, 2018
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stringdist 0.9.5.0: now with C API

Version 0.9.5.0 of stringdist is accepted on CRAN (binaries for non-linux OSs will be available in a few days). The main new feature, with a huge thanks to our awesome new contributor Chris Muir, is that we made it easy … Continue reading →

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The use of R in official statistics conference 2018

May 22, 2018
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The use of R in official statistics conference 2018

On September 12-14 the 6th international conference on the use of R in official statistics (#uRos2018) will take place at the Dutch National Statistical Office in Den Haag, the Netherlands. The conference is aimed at producers and users of official … Continue reading →

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Track changes in data with the lumberjack %>>%

June 23, 2017
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Track changes in data with the lumberjack %>>%

So you are using this pipeline to have data treated by different functions in R. For example, you may be imputing some missing values using the simputation package. Let us first load the only realistic dataset in R __ data(retailers, … Continue reading →

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Announcing the simputation package: make imputation simple

September 13, 2016
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I am happy to announce that my simputation package has appeared on CRAN this weekend. This package aims to simplify missing value imputation. In particular it offers standardized interfaces that make it easy to define both imputation method and imputation … Continue reading →

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stringdist 0.9.4.2 released

September 11, 2016
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stringdist 0.9.4.2 released

stringdist 0.9.4.2 was accepted on CRAN at the end of last week. This release just fixes a few bugs affecting the stringdistmatrix function, when called with a single argument. From the NEWS file: bugfix in stringdistmatrix(a): value of p, for … Continue reading →

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validate version 1.5 is out

June 24, 2016
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A new version of the validate package for data validation was just accepted on CRAN and will be available on all mirrors in a few days. The most important addition is that you can now reference the data set as … Continue reading →

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