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Why I love R Notebooks

March 14, 2017
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Why I love R Notebooks

Note: R Notebooks requires RStudio Version 1.0 or later I’m a big fan of the R console. During my early years with R, that’s all I had, so I got very comfortable with pasting my code into the console. Since then I’ve used many code editors for R,...

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Why I love R Notebooks

March 14, 2017
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Why I love R Notebooks

Note: R Notebooks requires RStudio Version 1.0 or later I’m a big fan of the R console. During my early years with R, that’s all I had, so I got very comfortable with pasting my code into the console. Since then I’ve used many code editors for R, but they all followed the same paradigm – script in one window...

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Madrid R User Group, A Brief History

March 9, 2017
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(Editors note: A Spanish verison of the post follows the English text) In the first meeting we were 5, now we are consistently over 60. It was not difficult for us to start up the group of users of R of Madrid. Gregorio Serrano, Carlos Gil Bellosta, Pedro Concejero and I started our own help list R-help-es to regularly answers...

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Madrid R User Group, A Brief History

March 9, 2017
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(Editors note: A Spanish verison of the post follows the English text) In the first meeting we were 5, now we are consistently over 60. It was not difficult for us to start up the group of users of R of Madrid. Gregorio Serrano, Carlos Gil Bellost...

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Interactive Maps and ETF Analysis

March 7, 2017
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In this post, I’ll describe a Shiny app to support the Emerging Markets ETF Country Exposure analysis developed in a previous post I have done some additional work and updated the analysis to include five ETFs in the app, whereas we originally imported data on 1 ETF. The new notebook is available here. As we start to build our Shiny app,...

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Interactive Maps and ETF Analysis

March 7, 2017
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In this post, I’ll describe a Shiny app to support the Emerging Markets ETF Country Exposure analysis developed in a previous post I have done some additional work and updated the analysis to include five ETFs in the app, whereas we originally imported data on 1 ETF. The new notebook is available here. As we start to build our Shiny app,...

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February ’17 Tips and Tricks

March 2, 2017
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February ’17 Tips and Tricks

If you spend time with an excellent programmer, one thing that immediately jumps out is how quickly she can write code. It often appears to be magic, the number of keystrokes simply can’t equal the number of characters on the screen. The secret: it doesn’t! Most programmers use a series of tricks to save the hassle of writing boilerplate...

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The R Formula Method: The Bad Parts

February 28, 2017
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The R Formula Method: The Bad Parts

R’s model formula infrastructure was discussed in my previous post. Despite the elegance and convenience of the formula method, there are some aspects that are limiting. Limitations to Extensibility The model formula interface does have some limitations: It can be kludgy with many operations on many variables (e.g., log transforming 50 variables via a formula without using paste) The predvars aspect (discussed in...

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