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May 5, 2016
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via GIPHY Help Me, Help You As an R-dev, I’d like to know I’m meeting community need, as well as my own. But after an initial “aha!” moment, you don’t always know how to live up to the full potential of what you’ve started with a package. For example, RStudio collects extensive data through their products to better understand how to...

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googleformr updates on CRAN

May 3, 2016
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Main updates to googleformr have been to remove an internal dependency on magrittr chains in the function construction and to take http status checking outside of the main gformr function and into a check_form_works function. Both changes provide notable speed gains. One can still create a function with gformr as before: form

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Base R Nostalgia — by, tapply, ave, …

April 30, 2016
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Base R Nostalgia — by, tapply, ave, …

photo credit: Paul Yoakum This evening I was feeling nostalgic for base R group-bys. Before there was dplyr, there was apply and its cousins. I thought it’d be nice to get out the ol’ photo-album. To start off, the base R proto-ancestor of magrittr piping for me was the with function, especially with apply. It just cleaned up the syntax and visual...

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Slack sends Code Snippets to Hotel California

October 12, 2015
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Slack sends Code Snippets to Hotel California

… We are programmed to receive. You can check out any time you like, But you can never leave. … That’s what it feels like sometimes when trying to share code snippets on Slack. Sure, it’s easy to drop some code on there; but getting it out? Caveat Coder That inviting little question, “Create a Snippet?”… You know the one that automagically appears when you go...

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