Articles by ndphillips

The yarrr package (0.0.8) is (finally!) on CRAN

October 10, 2016 | ndphillips

Great news R pirates! The yarrr package, which contains the pirateplot, has now been updated to version 0.0.8 and is up on CRAN (after hiding in plain sight on GitHub). Let’s install the latest version (0.0.8) and go over some of the updates: The most important function in the yarrr package ... [Read more...]

Making fast, good decisions with the FFTrees R package

August 17, 2016 | ndphillips

“…[W]e are suspicious of rapid cognition. We live in a world that assumes that the quality of a decision is directly related to the time and effort that went into making it” Malcom Gladwell, Blink In his book Blink, Malcolm Gladwell summarises a common misconception about good decision making. ... [Read more...]

The new and improved pirateplot()! Now with themes!

April 8, 2016 | ndphillips

Hello fellow R pirates! For those of you who didn’t see it, I recently wrote a post demonstrating the pirateplot() function in the yarrr package. The pirateplot() function replaces the deceptive (and boring) bar plot with a full RDI plot, capable of plotting Raw data (and smoothed densities), Descriptive ... [Read more...]

The Pirate Plot – An R Pirate’s favorite plot

December 10, 2015 | ndphillips

One of the most common types of datasets people want to plot is one where there is a continuous dependent variable – like age, company profit, or beard length – as a function of a categorical independent variable – like gender, a specific company, or one’s pirate ship. Unfortunately, despite the vast ... [Read more...]

November 5, 2015 | ndphillips

I missed out on (some domain squatter is holding it for a pirate’s ransom), but I was able to snag! This is now the official home of YaRrr! The Pirate’s Guide to R For those of you who don’t know, this ... [Read more...]

YaRrr! The Pirate’s Guide to R

April 21, 2015 | ndphillips

  If you’ve spent more than 30 minutes with me, you probably know that I’m a bit of an R fanatic. When I meet someone doing analytical work who uses software like Excel or SPSS, I inevitably go into my “R Salesman” mode. Unfortunately, after I spend 10-30 minutes trying ... [Read more...]

Create your own Visual Resume with my new Shiny App

January 19, 2015 | ndphillips

Shiny Link: How much do I love R? Enough that I maintain several ‘fun R’ projects. One of my favorites is my Visual Resume generator – which creates an individualised visual resume based on a person’s education and job history (and publications and research ... [Read more...]

My R course…now on YouTube!

December 8, 2014 | ndphillips

Well, after talking about it for about a year now, I’ve finally started converting my R course to a YouTube friendly format. Since I’m in the middle of my university R course, the videos don’t quite start at the beginning. I’ll add the beginning 3-5 lectures ... [Read more...]

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