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Pokemon and TrelliscopeJS!

December 29, 2016
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I’m always looking for ways to spark my kid’s interest in computers, data, etc. This has proven to be more difficult than I thought it would be (kids these days…). I suspect this may have something to do with the ubiquity of electronic devices that “just work”, making them less novel and less interesting to tinker with, but speculation...

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TrelliscopeJS with Plotly

December 21, 2016
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In response to a user’s request and after a short conversation with Carson Sievert (creator / maintainer of the plotly R package), I recently made a small tweak to TrelliscopeJS to make it very easy to create Trelliscope displays with interactive Plotly panels. A simple example is shown in this post. If you missed earlier posts on TrelliscopeJS, it is...

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Visualizing 15k Instagram Posts with TrelliscopeJS

December 7, 2016
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This post shows a simple example of creating an interactive display that allows you to navigate thousands of instagram posts with just a few lines of code using TrelliscopeJS. The example comes from a hackathon in the DARPA XDATA program earlier this year. If you missed the announcement about TrelliscopeJS, see here for more background. Background I’ve been involved in the DARPA...

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Introducing trelliscopejs

November 17, 2016
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I’m really excited to announce the beta release of a visualization project I’ve put a lot of work into for the past several months, trelliscopejs. trelliscopejs is an R package that brings faceted visualizations to life while plugging in to common analytical workflows like ggplot2 or the “tidyverse”. To quickly get a feel for it, take a look at this...

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New R package: packagedocs

November 3, 2016
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I’m pleased to announce the CRAN release of packagedocs which provides a mechanism for simple generation and automated deployment of nice-looking online R package documentation that plugs into the traditional R package vignette system. You can see...

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rbokeh Version 0.5.0 Released

November 2, 2016
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The rbokeh package version 0.5.0 was recently released. For those not familiar with rbokeh, it is a plotting library based on BokehJS with the goal of making it easy to flexibly create declarative interactive web-based visualizations in R. To get an o...

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New R package: lazyrmd

May 17, 2016
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This post is about an R Markdown html document format that provides the ability to lazily load plot outputs in R Markdown-generated html. Since my last post I’ve had my nose to the grindstone on some work for a client and have been (quite enjoya...

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rmote Updates

March 13, 2016
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I recently announced the rmote package for serving various graphics from an interactive remote R session to a local machine. I have made a few noteworthy upates to the package, so here’s a quick post about them. The most major update is an enhanced...

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Sharing htmlwidgets as Gists

March 9, 2016
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Sharing htmlwidgets as Gists

A little-known feature in rbokeh is a function that will save an htmlwidget (including rbokeh figures of course) to a github gist and share it, along with its source code, through services like bl.ocks.org or allow it to be embedded in a web-based docu...

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New R Package: rmote

March 2, 2016
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I often find myself in the situation where I need to log into a remote machine to do analysis in R but do not have a satisfactory way to view output of graphics being generated in the remote session. There are many possible ways to work graphically wi...

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