Articles by Steve Simpson

googleformr updates on CRAN

May 3, 2016 | Steve Simpson

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 ... [Read more...]

Base R Nostalgia — by, tapply, ave, …

April 30, 2016 | Steve Simpson

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 ... [Read more...]

Slack sends Code Snippets to Hotel California

October 12, 2015 | Steve Simpson

… 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 ... [Read more...]

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