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Using purrr with APIs – revamping my code

June 13, 2017
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I wrote a little while back about using Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs with R to first of all detect the language of pieces of text and then do sentiment analysis on them. I wasn’t too happy with the some of The post Using purrr with APIs – revamping my code appeared first on Locke Data. Locke Data are a data...

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R and Data Science activities in London, June 27th – 29th

June 7, 2017
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R and Data Science activities in London, June 27th – 29th

Locke Data will be up to some shenanigans of various stripes in the big smoke. We hope to see you at some of them! June 26th — Monday Introduction to R (Newcastle) I won’t be in London for this but The post R and Data Science activities in London, June 27th – 29th appeared first on Locke Data. Locke Data...

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Versioning R model objects in SQL Server

May 26, 2017
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High-level info If you build a model and never update it you’re missing a trick. Behaviours change so your model will tend to perform worse over time. You’ve got to regularly refresh it, whether that’s adjusting the existing model to The post Versioning R model objects in SQL Server appeared first on Locke Data. Locke Data are a data science...

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Improving automatic document production with R

May 19, 2017
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Improving automatic document production with R

In this post, I describe the latest iteration of my automatic document production with R. It improves upon the methods used in Rtraining, and previous work on this topic can read by going to the auto deploying R documentation tag. The post Improving automatic document production with R appeared first on Locke Data. Locke Data are a data science consultancy...

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How to go about interpreting regression cofficients

May 12, 2017
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How to go about interpreting regression cofficients

Following my post about logistic regressions, Ryan got in touch about one bit of building logistic regressions models that I didn’t cover in much detail – interpreting regression coefficients. This post will hopefully help Ryan (and others) out. @SteffLocke This was The post How to go about interpreting regression cofficients appeared first on Locke Data. Locke Data are a data science...

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datasauRus now on CRAN

May 9, 2017
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datasauRus now on CRAN

datasauRus is a package storing the datasets from the paper Same Stats, Different Graphs: Generating Datasets with Varied Appearance and Identical Statistics through Simulated Annealing. It’s a useful package for: Having a dinosaur dataset Showing a dinosaur related variant of The post datasauRus now on CRAN appeared first on Locke Data. Locke Data are a data science consultancy aimed at...

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R Quick Tip: parameter re-use within rmarkdown YAML

May 8, 2017
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Ever wondered how to make an rmarkdown title dynamic? Maybe, wanted to use a parameter in multiple locations? Maybe wanted to pass through a publication date? Advanced use of YAML headers can help! Normally, when we write rmarkdown, we might The post R Quick Tip: parameter re-use within rmarkdown YAML appeared first on Locke Data. Locke Data are a data...

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Minor update to HIBPwned

May 5, 2017
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A new version of HIBPwned has been accepted onto CRAN. This occurred yesterday so it could still be filtering into some mirrors. HIBPwned is an R wrapper for the useful website HaveIBeenPwned and if you don’t already utilise the package The post Minor update to HIBPwned appeared first on Locke Data. Locke Data are a data science consultancy aimed at...

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Error installing latest R version (3.4.0) on Windows

May 3, 2017
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If you’re getting the following error when you’ve installed R 3.4.0 on Windows, you’re not alone. Error in if (file.exists(dest) && file.mtime(dest) __ file.mtime(lib) && : missing value where TRUE/FALSE needed The R team have released a patched version but The post Error installing latest R version (3.4.0) on Windows appeared first on Locke Data. Locke Data are a data...

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The making of datasauRus

May 2, 2017
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Around 8:30pm I saw this tweet and duly retweeted https://t.co/WuyU9D6npK — Richie Cotton (@richierocks) May 1, 2017 It turns out awesome folks, George and Justin, had made a process whereby they can generate different distributions of The post The making of datasauRus appeared first on Locke Data. Locke Data are a data science consultancy aimed at helping organisations get...

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