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How to make a line chart with ggplot2

September 19, 2017
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How to make a line chart with ggplot2

Making a line chart in ggplot2 is pretty straightforward, if you know how it works ... The post How to make a line chart with ggplot2 appeared first on SHARP SIGHT LABS.

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Accessing patent data with the patentsview package

September 19, 2017
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Accessing patent data with the patentsview package

Why care about patents? 1. Patents play a critical role in incentivizing innovation, without which we wouldn't have much of the technology we rely on everyday What does your iPhone, Google's PageRank algorithm, and a butter substitute called Smart Balance all have in common? ...They all probably wouldn't be here if not for patents. A patent provides its owner with the ability to make money...

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Talk like a pirate day 2017

September 18, 2017
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Talk like a pirate day 2017

International Talk Like A Pirate Day Q: What has 8 legs, 8 arms and 8 eyes? A: 8 pirates. Avast, ye scurvy scum! Today be September 19, the International Talk Like A Pirate Day. While it’s a silly “holiday”, it’s a great chance to ...

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Why I use R for Data Science – An Ode to R

September 18, 2017
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I have written a blog post about why I love R and prefer it to other languages. The post is on my new site, but since it isn’t on R-bloggers yet I am also posting the link here: Working in Data Science, I often feel like I have to justify using R...

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Automating roxygen2 package documentation

September 18, 2017
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Automating roxygen2 package documentation

Take the mystery out of CRAN level package maintenance - Thinking of creating a new package? Dread the task of function documentation? Afraid to run devtools::check(build_args = '--as-cran') and get bombarded by Errors, Warnings, and Notes (o...

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Recap: Applications of R at EARL London 2017

September 18, 2017
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The fourth EARL London conference took place last week, and once again it was an enjoyable and informative showcase of practical applications of R. Kudos to the team from Mango for hosting a great event featuring interesting talks and a friendly crowd. As always, there were more talks on offer than I was able to attend (most of the...

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Datasets for Building a Data Analysis Portfolio

September 18, 2017
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Datasets for Building a Data Analysis Portfolio

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Association of Public Data Users (APDU) Conference. My favorite part of the conference was talking to people... The post Datasets for Building a Data Analysis Portfolio appeared first on AriLamstein.com.

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Mapping Fall Foliage with sf

September 18, 2017
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Mapping Fall Foliage with sf

I was socially engineered by @yoniceedee into creating today’s post due to being prodded with this tweet: Where to see the best fall foliage, based on your location: https://t.co/12pQU29ksB pic.twitter.com/JiywYVpmno— Vox (@voxdotcom) September 18, 2017 Since there aren’t nearly enough sf and geom_sf examples out on the wild, wild #rstats web, here’s a short one... Continue reading →

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Big Data Analytics World Championship (30th September 2017) – Free Entry Code and details

September 18, 2017
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Invitation to the 3rd Big Data Analytics World Championships 2017 We invite members of the R-Bloggers/R-Users community to participate in the 2017 TEXATA Big Data Analytics World Championships (www.texata.com).  You’re Free Discount Code is: 2017RUSERS (normally $30 fully paid entry).   Here are important dates for the TEXATA educational business competition: Round 1 on 30th September 2017 (Online) Round … Continue reading Big...

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HR Analytics: Using Machine Learning to Predict Employee Turnover

September 17, 2017
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HR Analytics: Using Machine Learning to Predict Employee Turnover

Employee turnvover (attrition) is a major cost to an organization, and predicting turnover is at the forefront of needs of Human Resources (HR) in many organizations. Until now the mainstream approach has been to use logistic regression or survival cur...

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