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R for Enterprise: Understanding R’s Startup

April 18, 2017
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R for Enterprise: Understanding R’s Startup

R’s startup behavior is incredibly powerful. R sets environment variables, loads base packages, and understands whether you’re running a script, an interactive session, or even a build command. Most R users will never have to worry about changing R’s startup process. In fact, for portability and reproducibility of code, we recommend that users do not modify R’s startup profile. But,...

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R for Enterprise: Understanding R’s Startup

April 18, 2017
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R for Enterprise: Understanding R’s Startup

R’s startup behavior is incredibly powerful. R sets environment variables, loads base packages, and understands whether you’re running a script, an interactive session, or even a build command. Most R users will never have to worry about changing R’s startup process. In fact, for portability and reproducibility of code, we recommend that users do not modify R’s startup profile. But,...

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March ’17 New Package Picks

April 13, 2017
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March ’17 New Package Picks

Two hundred and sixteen new packages were added to CRAN in March. The following are my picks for the Top Forty, organized into five categories: Bioscience, Data, Data Science, Statistics and Utilities. Bioscience BioInstaller v0.0.3: Provides tools to install and download massive bioinformatics analysis software and database, such as NGS analysis tools with its required database or/and reference genome. DSAIDE v0.4.0: Provides...

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March ’17 New Package Picks

April 13, 2017
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March ’17 New Package Picks

Two hundred and sixteen new packages were added to CRAN in March. The following are my picks for the Top Forty, organized into five categories: Bioscience, Data, Data Science, Statistics and Utilities. Bioscience BioInstaller v0.0.3: Provides tools to install and download massive bioinformatics analysis software and database, such as NGS analysis tools with its required database or/and reference genome. DSAIDE v0.4.0: Provides...

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Copper, Gold and Ten-Year Treasury Notes

April 11, 2017
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Today, we will continue getting familiar with data from Quandl, but will also devote more time to expanding our dygraphs toolkit. We will be building up a data visualization in discrete pieces, which isn’t very efficient, but will make things easier when we move this project into production as a Shiny app. From a substantive perspective, we will examine...

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Copper, Gold and Ten-Year Treasury Notes

April 11, 2017
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Today, we will continue getting familiar with data from Quandl, but will also devote more time to expanding our dygraphs toolkit. We will be building up a data visualization in discrete pieces, which isn’t very efficient, but will make things easier when we move this project into production as a Shiny app. From a substantive perspective, we will examine...

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Solving Data Science’s First Mile Problem

April 6, 2017
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Solving Data Science’s First Mile Problem

At data.world, we are out to solve the “first mile problem of data science”: helping people obtain and understand the data sets they need. Everybody starts here whether they are analyzing their fantasy football league or working on the Zika pa...

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Solving Data Science’s First Mile Problem

April 6, 2017
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Solving Data Science’s First Mile Problem

At data.world, we are out to solve the “first mile problem of data science”: helping people obtain and understand the data sets they need. Everybody starts here whether they are analyzing their fantasy football league or working on the Zika pa...

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Organizing DataFest the tidy way

April 4, 2017
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Organizing DataFest the tidy way

Organizing an event can be a full-time task in and of its own. I have been organizing ASA DataFest for six years at Duke, and over this time, the number of participants has grown from 23 students from Duke only, to 360 students from seven area schools this year! First, a bit about ASA DataFest: ASA DataFest is a data...

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Organizing DataFest the tidy way

April 4, 2017
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Organizing DataFest the tidy way

Organizing an event can be a full-time task in and of its own. I have been organizing ASA DataFest for six years at Duke, and over this time, the number of participants has grown from 23 students from Duke only, to 360 students from seven area schools this year! First, a bit about ASA DataFest: ASA DataFest is a data...

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