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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...

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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 <throws away Anscombe quartet> 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...

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Getting started with data science – recommended resources

May 2, 2017
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Getting started with data science – recommended resources

An oft asked question is what resources can I recommend for getting started with data science? Here are my recommendations, and if you have others, please put them in the comments! NB Links in this post may be affiliate links The post Getting started with data science – recommended resources appeared first on Locke Data. Locke...

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R Quick Tip: Upload multiple files in shiny and consolidate into a dataset

April 28, 2017
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In shiny, you can use the fileInput with the parameter multiple = TRUE to enable you to upload multiple files at once. But how do you process those multiple files in shiny and consolidate into a single dataset? The bit The post R Quick Tip: Upload multiple files in shiny and consolidate into a dataset appeared first on...

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Building an R training environment

April 24, 2017
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Building an R training environment

I recently delivered a day of training at SQLBits and I really upped my game in terms of infrastructure for it. The resultant solution was super smooth and mitigated all the install issues and preparation for attendees. This meant we The post Building an R training environment appeared first on Locke Data. Locke Data are a...

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Logistic regressions (in R)

April 21, 2017
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Logistic regressions are a great tool for predicting outcomes that are categorical. They use a transformation function based on probability to perform a linear regression. This makes them easy to interpret and implement in other systems. Logistic regressions can be The post Logistic regressions (in R) appeared first on Locke Data. Locke Data are a data...

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R Quick Tip: Table parameters for rmarkdown reports

April 19, 2017
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The recent(ish) advent of parameters in rmarkdown reports is pretty nifty but there’s a little bit of behaviour that can come in handy but doesn’t come across in the documentation. You can use table parameters for rmarkdown reports. Previously, if The post R Quick Tip: Table parameters for rmarkdown reports appeared first on Locke Data. Locke...

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Community workshops

April 14, 2017
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Following on from when we announced the availability of our community workshops, we’ve got three in the next three months that folks can attend. May 19th – Data science project in a day We’ll be in Kiev, Ukraine, doing a The post Community workshops appeared first on Locke Data. Locke Data are a data science consultancy...

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R Quick tip: Microsoft Cognitive Services’ Text Analytics API

March 1, 2017
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R Quick tip: Microsoft Cognitive Services’ Text Analytics API

Today in class, I taught some fundamentals of API consumption in R. As it was aligned to some Microsoft content, we first used HaveIBeenPwned.com‘s API and then played with Microsoft Cognitive Services‘ Text Analytics API. This brief post overviews what you need to get started, and how you can chain consecutive calls to these APIs …

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Announcing community R workshops

February 27, 2017
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A big part of why I’ve launched Locke Data is so that I can give back more to my communities. I want to give more time and more support to others. One of the first steps is doing some activities that give financial support to community groups without damaging my startup cashflow! Community R workshops …

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