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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 (<gregorio.santori@unige.it>) 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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Using 2D Contour Plots within {ggplot2} to Visualize Relationships between Three Variables

July 24, 2016
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Using 2D Contour Plots within {ggplot2} to Visualize Relationships between Three Variables

Guest post by John Bellettiere, Vincent Berardi, Santiago Estrada The Goal To visually explore relations between two related variables and an outcome using contour plots. We use the contour function in Base R to produce contour plots that are well-suited for initial investigations into three dimensional data. We then develop visualizations using ggplot2 to gain … Continue...

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R 3.3.1 is released

June 22, 2016
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R 3.3.1 is released

R 3.3.1 (codename “Bug in Your Hair”) 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 is provided below new features and (this release does not introduce new features). Upgrading to R 3.3.1 on Windows If you are using Windows you can easily upgrade to the latest … Continue reading...

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heatmaply: interactive heat maps (with R)

May 31, 2016
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I am pleased to announce heatmaply, my new R package for generating interactive heat maps, based on the plotly R package. tl;dr By running the following 3 lines of code: install.packages("heatmaply") library(heatmaply) heatmaply(mtcars, k_col = 2, k_row = 3) %&gt;% layout(margin = list(l = 130, b = 40)) You will get this output in your browser … Continue reading...

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R 3.3.0 is released!

May 3, 2016
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R 3.3.0 is released!

R 3.3.0 (codename “Supposedly Educational”) was released today. You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here). The full list of new features and bug fixes is provided below. Upgrading to R 3.3.0 on Windows If you are using Windows you can easily upgrade to the latest version of R using the installr package. … Continue reading...

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Election tRends: An interactive US election tracker (using Shiny and Plotly)

March 29, 2016
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Guest post by Jonathan Sidi Introduction The US primaries are coming on fast with almost 120 days left until the conventions. After building a shinyapp for the Israeli Elections I decided to update features in the app tried out plotly in the shiny framework. As a casual voter trying to gauge the true temperature of … Continue reading...

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