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R 3.4.0 is released – with new speed upgrades and bug-fixes

April 24, 2017
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R 3.4.0 is released – with new speed upgrades and bug-fixes

R 3.4.0 (codename “You Stupid Darkness”) was released 3 days ago. You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here). The full list of bug fixes and new features is provided below. As mentioned two months ago by David Smith, R 3.4.0 indicates several major changes aimed at improving the performance of R in … Continue...

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shinyHeatmaply – a shiny app for creating interactive cluster heatmaps

March 28, 2017
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shinyHeatmaply – a shiny app for creating interactive cluster heatmaps

My friend Jonathan Sidi and I (Tal Galili) are pleased to announce the release of shinyHeatmaply (0.1.0): a new Shiny application (and Shiny gadget) for creating interactive cluster heatmaps. shinyHeatmaply is based on the heatmaply R package which strives to make it easy as possible to create interactive cluster heatmaps. The app introduces a functionality that saves to disk a self … Continue...

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R 3.3.3 is released!

March 7, 2017
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R 3.3.3 is released!

R 3.3.3 (codename “Another Canoe”) was released yesterday You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here). The full list of bug fixes and new features is provided below. A quick summary by David Smith: R 3.3.3 fixes an issue related to attempting to use download.file on sites that automatically redirect from http … Continue...

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Data Driven Cheatsheets

January 25, 2017
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Data Driven Cheatsheets

Guest post by Jonathan Sidi Cheatsheets are currently built and used exclusivley as a teaching tool. We want to try and change this and produce a cheat sheet that gives a roadmap to build a known product, but also is built as a function so users can input data into it to make the cheatsheet … Continue...

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ggedit 0.0.2: a GUI for advanced editing of ggplot2 objects

January 17, 2017
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ggedit 0.0.2: a GUI for advanced editing of ggplot2 objects

Guest post by Jonathan Sidi, Metrum Research Group Last week the updated version of ggedit was presented in RStudio::conf2017. First, a BIG thank you to the whole RStudio team for a great conference and being so awesome to answer the insane amount of questions I had (sorry!). For a quick intro to the package see … Continue...

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ggedit – interactive ggplot aesthetic and theme editor

November 16, 2016
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Guest post by Jonathan Sidi, Metrum Research Group ggplot2 has become the standard of plotting in R for many users. New users, however, may find the learning curve steep at first, and more experienced users may find it challenging to keep track of all the options (especially in the theme!). ggedit is a package that … Continue...

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R 3.3.2 is released!

November 1, 2016
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R 3.3.2 is released!

R 3.3.2 (codename “Sincere Pumpkin Patch”) was released yesterday You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here). The full list of bug fixes and new features is provided below. Upgrading to R 3.3.2 on Windows If you are using Windows you can easily upgrade to the latest version of R using the installr … Continue...

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Set Application Domain Name with Shiny Server

October 23, 2016
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Guest post by AVNER KANTOR I used the wonderful tutorial of Dean Attall to set my machine in Google cloud. After I finished to configure it successfully I wanted to redirect my domain to the Shiny application URL. This is a short description how you can do it. The first step is changing the domain … Continue...

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Presidential Election Predictions 2016 (an ASA competition)

August 25, 2016
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Guest post by Jo Hardin ASA’s Prediction Competition In this election year, the American Statistical Association (ASA) has put together a competition for students to predict the exact percentages for the winner of the 2016 presidential election. They are offering cash prizes for the entry that gets closest to the national vote percentage and that best … Continue...

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The reproducibility crisis in science and prospects for R

July 26, 2016
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Guest post by Gregorio Santori (<[email protected]>) The results that emerged from a recent Nature‘s survey confirm as, for many researchers, we are living in a weak reproducibility age (Baker M. Is there a reproducibility crisis? Nature 2016;533:453-454). Although the definition of reproducibility can vary widely between disciplines, in this survey was adopted the version for … Continue...

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