Articles by Posts on Maëlle's R blog

Goodbye, Disqus! Hello, Utterances!

October 1, 2019 | Posts on Maëlle's R blog

Removing Disqus from my blogdown blog had been on my mind for a while, ever since I saw Bob Rudis’ tweet enjoining Noam Ross to not use it for his brand-new website. The same Twitter thread introduced me to Utterances, a “lightweight comments widget built on GitHub issues”, which I ... [Read more...]

Keeping up to date with R news

January 24, 2019 | Posts on Maëlle's R blog

I’ve now given my talk about “How to be a resilient R user” three times, at R-Ladies Strasbourg and R-Ladies Paris in person, and at R-Ladies San José via Google Hangouts. It was fun! I covered part of the content of that talk in a blog post about where ... [Read more...]

Your and my 2019 R goals

December 31, 2018 | Posts on Maëlle's R blog

Here we go again, using a Twitter trend as blog fodder! Colin Fay launched an inspiring movement by sharing his R goals of 2019. My #RStats goals for 2019: 1️⃣ Becoming entirely fluent with {data.table}2️⃣ Getting at ease with {Rcpp} What are yours?#rdatatable #rcpp— Colin Fay ???? (@_ColinFay) December 29, 2018 It’s been ...
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My #Best9of2018 tweets

December 27, 2018 | Posts on Maëlle's R blog

As 2018 nears its end, it’s time for me to look back on my R/Twitter year with the same simple method as last year: let me identify and webshoot my 9 best tweets of 2018! Downloading and opening my Twitter data Like in 2017 I tweeted too much and therefore was unable ...
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Make a trailer for your slidedeck with av

October 6, 2018 | Posts on Maëlle's R blog

rOpenSci post-doc hacker Jeroen Ooms has just released a cool new package, av, that he wrote “will become the video counterpart of the magick package which [rOpenSci uses] for working with images.”. av provides bindings to the FFmepg libraries for editing videos. It’s already become a renderer for gganimate ... [Read more...]

Spookify: Halloween Name Generation in R

October 4, 2018 | Posts on Maëlle's R blog

It’s October, time for spooky Twitter names! If you’re on this social media platform, you might have noticed some of your friends switching their names to something spooky and punny. Last year I was “Maelstrom Salmon”, which I find scary but is arguably not that funny. Anyhow, what ... [Read more...]

Storrrify #satRdayCDF 2018

June 25, 2018 | Posts on Maëlle's R blog

On Saturday I was at my second satRday conference this year, lucky me! I got to attend satRday Cardiff which was a great experience. I gave a talk about rOpenSci onboarding system of packages, find my slidedeck here and other slidedecks at this address. A lot of R goodness! As ... [Read more...]

Lintr Bot, lintr’s Hester egg

March 29, 2018 | Posts on Maëlle's R blog

Remember my blog post about automatic tools for improving R packages? One of these tools is Jim Hester’s lintr, a package that performs static code analysis. In my experience it mostly helps identifying too long code lines and missing space, although it’s a bit more involved than that. ...
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Storrrify #satRdayCapeTown 2018

March 23, 2018 | Posts on Maëlle's R blog

One week ago I was in Cape Town for the local satRday conference, where I had the honor to be one of the two keynote speakers, the other one being sports analytics extraordinaire Stephanie Kovalchik (You can read Stephanie Kovalchik’s account of the conference in this blog post). It ... [Read more...]

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