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Update On ESC/POS Package Work

April 4, 2022 | hrbrmstr

The morning before work was super productive and there is a nigh-complete DSL for ESC/POS commands along with the ability to just print {ggplot2}/{grid} object. I changed the package name to {escpos} since it is no longer just plot object focused, and the DSL looks a bit like ...
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Turning {ggplot2} Into a PoS (Point-of-Sale) System

April 3, 2022 | hrbrmstr

At the end of March, I caught a fleeting tweet that showcased an Epson thermal receipt printer generating a new “ticket” whenever a new GitHub issue was filed on a repository. @aschmelyun documents it well in this blog post. It’s a pretty cool hack, self-contained on a Pi Zero. ...
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Greatly Revised Edition of Tidyverse Skeptic

April 2, 2022 | matloff

As a longtime R user and someone with a passionate interest in how people learn, I continue to be greatly concerned about the use of the Tidyverse in teaching noncoder learners of R. Accordingly, I have now thoroughly revised my Tidyverse Skeptic essay. It is greatly reorganized with focus on ... [Read more...]

New features in R 4.2.0

April 1, 2022 | The Jumping Rivers Blog

R-4.2.0 is due to be released! Another year has passed, which means an updated version of R is due to be released - R version 4.2.0. As usual there have been many changes and improvements over the last year. This blog post only picks out a tiny handful, but there are ...
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Bio7 3.4 Released!

April 1, 2022 | Marcel Austenfeld

01.04.2022 A new version of Bio7 is available. The application Bio7 is a free and open-source integrated development environment for ecological modeling, scientific image analysis and statistical analysis.   Bio7 3.4 Release Notes General Bio7 3.4 based on Eclipse RCP 4.23 Bundled with Adoptium JDK 17 MacOSX M1 built available (64-bit) Improved dark theme (e.g., ... ...
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What is a horizon chart?

March 30, 2022 | kjytay

A horizon chart is a compact version of an area chart. In the words of Jonathan Schwabish (Reference 1, page 164), it is … an area chart that is sliced into equal horizontal intervals and collapsed down into single bands, … Continue reading →
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New R package yfR

March 30, 2022 | R | msperlin

Package BatchGetSymbols facilitates importation of Yahoo Finance data directly into R and is one of my most popular R packages, with over 100k installations since conception (around 2500 downloads per month). However, I developed BatchGetSymbols back in 2016, with many bad structural choices from my part. For years I wanted to improved ... [Read more...]

How I analyze 100+ ggplots at once

March 30, 2022 | Business Science

Visualizing big data is next to impossible. As soon as I have 12 plots, that’s where my ability to use native ggplot suffers. That is until I found trelliscopejs. trelliscopejs is like ggplot2 faceting on steroids. This may seem crazy, but the benefit...
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