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Understanding data.table Rolling Joins

June 5, 2016
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Understanding data.table Rolling JoinsRobert NorbergJune 5, 2016IntroductionRolling joins in data.table are incredibly useful, but not that well documented. I wrote this to help myself figure out how to use them and perhaps it can help you too.library(data.table)The SetupImagine we have an eCommerce website that uses a third party (like PayPal) to handle payments. We track user sessions on our website and...

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Getting Data From An Online Source

March 6, 2015
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Getting Data From One Online SourceRobert NorbergHello world. It’s been a long time since I posted anything here on my blog. I’ve been busy getting my Masters degree in statistical computing and I haven’t had much free time to blog. But I’ve writing R code as much as ever. Now, with graduation approaching, I’m job hunting and I thought it would...

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Generating Tables Using Pander, knitr, and Rmarkdown

June 19, 2013
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Generating Tables Using Pander, knitr, and Rmarkdown I use a pretty common workflow (I think) for producing reports on a day to day basis. I write them in rmarkdown using RStudio, knit them into .html and .md documents using knitr, then convert the resulting .md file to a .docx file using pander, which is really just a way of communicating with Pandoc via my R terminal. This workflow...

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R vs. Perl/mySQL – an applied genomics showdown

March 8, 2013
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R vs. Perl/mySQL - an applied genomics showdown Recently I was given an assignment for a class I'm taking that got me thinking about speed in R. This isn't something I'm usually concerned with, but the first time I tried to run my solution (ussing plyr's ddply() it was going to take all night to compute. I consulted the professor that taught...

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Stop Sign Project Post1: Some GIS stuff done in R

February 26, 2013
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(This article was first published on bRogramming, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) To leave a comment for the author, please follow the link and comment on their blog: bRogramming. R-bloggers.com offers daily e-mail updates about R news and tutorials on topics such as: Data science, Big Data, R jobs, visualization (ggplot2, Boxplots, maps, animation), programming (RStudio, Sweave, LaTeX, SQL,...

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Slideshows in R

February 7, 2013
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A while ago I was asked to give a presentation at my job about using R to create statistical graphics. I had also just read some reviews of the Slidify package in R and I thought it would be extremely appropriate to create my presentation about visuali...

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Convenience Sample, SRS, and Stratified Random Sample Compared

February 4, 2013
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Convenience Sample, SRS, and Stratified Random Sample Compared

In class today we were discussing several types of survey sampling and we split into groups and did a little investigation. We were given a page of 100 rectangles with varying areas and took 3 samples of size 10. Our first was a convenience sample. We...

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SQL commands in R

January 22, 2013
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For a class I'm taking this semester on genomics we're dealing with some pretty large data and for this reason we're learning to use mySQL. I decided to be a geek and do the assignments in R as well to demonstrate the ability of R to handle pretty larg...

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My first R GUI

November 13, 2012
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My first R GUI

This post is a huge jump from the last two - this is not for beginners!! But if you've ever considered building a GUI in R, looked at some of the online documentation, gotten scared, and decided not to, read this!!! Ok here goes. Dorian Auto GUI Setup: I built this for a school project. The basic problem setup is from...

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Classes and Objects in R

October 21, 2012
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Classes and objects in R Welcome back! In this blog post I'm going to try to tackle the concept of objects in R. R is said to be an “object oriented” language. I touched on this in my last post when we discussed the concatenate function c() and I'll go a bit beyond that this time. Speaking of the c() function, I'll begin this...

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