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My 2018 #rstats year in review

December 3, 2018
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My 2018 #rstats year in review

This past year in R has been a good one for me; productive, exciting, different. I decided it was worth taking a moment to reflect and share. Goals were set and met. There were also unexpected changes. CRAN A year ago, at the tail end of 2017, I pu...

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epubr 0.5.0 CRAN release

November 17, 2018
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The epubr package provides functions supporting the reading and parsing of internal e-book content from EPUB files. This post briefly highlights the changes from v0.4.0. See the vignette for a more comprehensive introduction. Minor addition There is not much to see with the upgrade to version 0.5.0. Only one user function has been added, epub_cat. All this does is allow you...

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trekfont: Star Trek-themed fonts package

May 23, 2018
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trekfont: Star Trek-themed fonts package

trekfont is now available on CRAN. This is a simple data package that exposes 107 Star Trek font families. You might not want to use Star Trek fonts for work, but if you are making plots for fun and like Star Trek then these fonts are for you. This post gives a basic example of one how to load these...

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Make memorable plots with memery. v0.3.0 now on CRAN.

November 8, 2017
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Make memorable plots with memery. v0.3.0 now on CRAN.

Make memorable plots with memery. memery is an R package that generates internet memes including superimposed inset graphs and other atypical features, combining the visual impact of an attention-grabbing meme with graphic results of data analysis. Version 0.3.0 of memery is now on CRAN. The latest development version and a package vignette are available on GitHub. Below is an example...

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apputils 0.5.0 released

October 23, 2017
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apputils 0.5.0 released

Version 0.5.0 of the apputils R package has been released on GitHub. Complete documentation is available at the apputils website. The key updates are: Added exApp for running Shiny app package examples. Ported custom icons demo app to apputils. Included all current custom icons in example app, adding the newer linear model themed icons. Added package css for infoBox override. Added introduction vignette content for stat...

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Climate explorer update: monthly data and delta change

October 22, 2017
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Climate explorer update: monthly data and delta change

The SNAP Climate Analytics Shiny app has been updated. Previously, the app included seasonally and annually aggregated data. With the recent inclusion of monthly data, the number of conditional spatio-temporal climate probability distributions has now ...

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Shiny app: Distributions of random variables

October 11, 2017
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Shiny app: Distributions of random variables

There is a new version of my Distributions of Random Variables Shiny app available. This is a cleaned up modern revision of my original 2013 app series involving random variable probability distributions. The primary change is a switch to ggplot2 from ...

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Assorted Shiny apps collection, full code and data

April 25, 2017
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Here is an assortment of R Shiny apps that you may find useful for exploration if you are in the process of learning Shiny and looking for something different. Some of these apps are very small and simple whereas others are large and complex. This repo...

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Custom images for Shiny dashboard valueBox icons

January 10, 2017
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Custom images for Shiny dashboard valueBox icons

The shinydashboard package provides functions like valueBox that conveniently display basic information like summary statistics. In addition to presenting a value and subtitle on a colored background, an icon may be included as well. However, the icon must come from either the Font Awesome or Glyphicon icon libraries and cannot be image files. I’ve provided a gist that shows how...

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mapmate 0.2.0

November 14, 2016
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mapmate 0.2.0

mapmate is under development and blog posts can become outdated quickly. Up to date mapmate documentation and tutorial examples can be found at the official mapmate Github pages. mapmate has now been updating from version 0.1.0 to 0.2.0 on Github. The key change is the incorporation of new functions, help docs and code examples focused on network maps, which is...

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