Articles by tylerrinker

Ordering Categories within ggplot2 Facets (followup)

December 22, 2016 | tylerrinker

I saw Simon Jackson’s recent blog post regarding ordering categories within facets. He proposed a way of dealing with the problem of ordering variables shared across facets within facets. This problem becomes apparent in text analysis where words are shared … Continue reading →
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pacman Ver 0.4.1 Release

March 30, 2016 | tylerrinker

It was just over a year ago that Dason Kurkiewicz and I released pacman to CRAN.  We have been developing the package on GitHub in the past 14 months and are pleased to announce these changes have made their way … Continue reading →
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How do I re-arrange??: Ordering a plot re-revisited

March 2, 2016 | tylerrinker

Several years back I wrote a two part blog series in response to seeing questions about plotting and reordering on list serves,, and stackoverflow.  Part I discussed the basics of reordering plots by reordering factor levels.  The essential gist was: … Continue reading →
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Cracking Safe Cracker with R

May 30, 2015 | tylerrinker

My wife got me a Safe Cracker 40 puzzle a while back. I believe I misplaced the solution some time back. The company, Creative Crafthouse, stands behind their products. They had amazing customer service and promptly supplied me with a … Continue reading →
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Wakefield: Random Data Set (Part II)

April 29, 2015 | tylerrinker

This post is part II of a series detailing the GitHub package, wakefield, for generating random data sets. The First Post (part I) was a test run to gauge user interest. I received positive feedback and some ideas for improvements, … Continue reading →
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Random Data Sets Quickly

April 24, 2015 | tylerrinker

This post will discuss a recent GitHub package I’m working on, wakefield to generate random data sets. The post is broken into the following sections: Demo 1.1 Random Variable Functions 1.2 Random Data Frames 1.3 Missing Values 1.4 Default Data … Continue reading →
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pacman 0.2.0: Initial CRAN Release

February 16, 2015 | tylerrinker

We’re please to announce the first CRAN release of pacman v. 0.2.0. pacman is the combined work of Dason Kurkiewicz & Tyler Rinker. pacman is an R package management tool that combines the functionality of base library related functions into intuitively … Continue reading →
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Spell Checker for R…qdap::check_spelling

September 4, 2014 | tylerrinker

I often have had requests for a spell checker for R character vectors. The utils::aspell function can be used to check spelling but many Windows users have reported difficulty with the function. I came across an article on spelling in … Continue reading → [Read more...]
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