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Mix ggplot2 graphs with your favorite memes. memery 0.4.2 released.

February 16, 2018
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Mix ggplot2 graphs with your favorite memes. memery 0.4.2 released.

Make memorable plots with memery. memery is an R package that generates internet memes including superimposed inset graphs and other atypical features, combining the visual impact of an attention-grabbing meme with graphic results of data analysis. Version 0.4.2 of memery is now on CRAN. The latest development version and a package vignette are available on

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Affordable automatic deployment of Spark and HDFS with Kubernetes and Gitlab CI/CD

February 15, 2018
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Summary Running an application on Spark with external dependencies, such as R and python packages, requires the installation of these dependencies on all the workers. To automate this tedious process, a continuous deployment workflow has been developed...

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Importing 30GB of data in R with sparklyr

February 15, 2018
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Importing 30GB of data in R with sparklyr

Disclaimer: the first part of this blog post draws heavily from Working with CSVs on the Command Line, which is a beautiful resource that lists very nice tips and tricks to work with CSV files before having to load them into R, or any other statistical software. I highly recommend it! Also, if you find this interesting, read also...

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RSiteCatalyst Version 1.4.14 Release Notes

February 15, 2018
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Like the last several updates, this blog post will be fairly short, given only a single bug fix was added. Thanks again to GitHub user leocwlau who reported that the GetReportSuiteGroups function added an additional field AND provided the solution. No...

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A fresh look for base graphics

February 15, 2018
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A fresh look for base graphics

While ggplot2 (and its various extensions) is often the go-to package for graphics in R these days, if you need to step outside the boundaries of what ggplot2 can do, you can always step back to base R graphics (and the built-in lattice package) and customize to your hearts content. The problem is that (unlike for ggplot2) the default...

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Update on My Collaboration with the Census Bureau

February 14, 2018
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Update on My Collaboration with the Census Bureau

In November I announced a new collaboration with the Census Bureau around data science training. Today I’d like to provide an update on this project.... The post Update on My Collaboration with the Census Bureau appeared first on AriLamstein.com.

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Easily Make Multi-tabbed .xlsx Files with openxlsx

February 14, 2018
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This is a quick script showing how to make multi-tabbed .xlsx files. I recently had the need to do this and used the flexible openxlsx package maintained by : Alexander Walker. The package is described by the author like this: … Continue reading →

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What is the best online dating site and the best way to use it?

February 14, 2018
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What is the best online dating site and the best way to use it?

Somebody recently shared this with me, this is what happens when you attempt to access Parship, an online dating site, from the anonymous Tor Browser. Experian is basically a private spy agency. Their website boasts about how they can: Know who your ...

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Edwina Dunn to keynote at enterprise focused R language conference

February 14, 2018
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Edwina Dunn to keynote at enterprise focused R language conference

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Tutorial : Build Webapp in R using Shiny

February 14, 2018
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Tutorial : Build Webapp in R using Shiny

In this tutorial, we will cover how to build shiny app from scratch in R. It includes various examples which would help you to get familiar with shiny package.Shiny is a R package developed by RStudio that can be used to create interactive web pages with R. In simple words, you can build web page (online reporting tool) without...

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