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Installing Package Dependencies without external http(s) requests

February 24, 2018
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Consider you have a server that is running behind a firewall and, for security reasons, cannot make external http(s) requests. Further, you have R running on this server and you need to install a set of packages. The simple approach of install.packa...

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(lazy)Loading Cached Chunks into an Interactive R Session

January 2, 2017
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If you cache code chunks when using knitr to generate reproducible documents then you’ve likely had the issue arrise of needing to load the results of cached chunks into an active interactive R session. The functions lazyload_cache_dir and lazyload_...

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(lazy)Loading Cached Chunks into an Interactive R Session

January 2, 2017
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If you cache code chunks when using knitr to generate reproducible documents then you’ve likely had the issue arrise of needing to load the results of cached chunks into an active interactive R session. The functions lazyload_cache_dir and lazyload_...

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Baseline Characteristics Tables with qwraps2

December 18, 2016
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Almost every biomedical research paper requires a “Table 1: baseline patient characteristics.” Many developers have published tools to help streamline the construction of such tables. The qwraps2::summary_table function is my contribution to the ...

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Baseline Characteristics Tables with qwraps2

December 18, 2016
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Almost every biomedical research paper requires a “Table 1: baseline patient characteristics.” Many developers have published tools to help streamline the construction of such tables. The qwraps2::summary_table function is my contribution to the ...

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Secondary Axis in ggplot2 v2.2.0

November 14, 2016
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Secondary Axis in ggplot2 v2.2.0

The recent release of Hadley Whickham’s ggplot2 version 2.2.0 included several new features. Notably Subtitles and captions. A large rewrite of the facetting system. Improved theme options. Better stacking. What jumped out to me was the...

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Secondary Axis in ggplot2 v2.2.0

November 14, 2016
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Secondary Axis in ggplot2 v2.2.0

The recent release of Hadley Whickham’s ggplot2 version 2.2.0 included several new features. Notably Subtitles and captions. A large rewrite of the facetting system. Improved theme options. Better stacking. What jumped out to me was the...

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Updating Call Arguments

November 9, 2016
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The stats::update function is one of my favorite tools in R. Using this function saves a lot of time and effort when needing to modify an object. However, this function has its limits. The following is an example of how to extend the use of stats::up...

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Updating Call Arguments

November 9, 2016
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The stats::update function is one of my favorite tools in R. Using this function saves a lot of time and effort when needing to modify an object. However, this function has its limits. The following is an example of how to extend the use of stats::up...

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