Reproduce economic indicators from ‘The Economist’

October 19, 2020 | Thomas Brand

Economic data (% change on year ago) Gross domestic product Industrial production Consumer prices Unemployment rate, % latest quarter* 2020† 2021† latest latest 2020† latest United States -9.0 Q2 -31.4 -4.3 +3.1 -7.7 Aug +1.3 Aug +1.5 +7.9 Sep China +0.0 Q2 +0.8 +1.9 +8.2 +5.4 Nov§ +2.4 Aug +2.9 +3.8 Q2 Japan -10.1 Q2 -28.1 -5.3 +2.3 -10.9 Aug +0.2 Aug -0.1 +3.0 Aug Britain -21.5 Q2 -58.7 -9.8 +5.9 ... [Read more...]

Attributes in R

October 19, 2020 | kjytay

In R, objects are allowed to have attributes, which is a way for users to tag additional information to an R object. There are a few reasons why one might want to use attributes. One reason that I encountered recently … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Personal Art Map with R

October 18, 2020 | R on

Map art makes beautiful posters. You can find them all over the internet and buy them even framed for your favorite city, area or country. The beauty of those posters relies in the intricate and beautiful pattern of roads, buildings, parks, rivers, etc., which in turn shape our cities and ... [Read more...]

The First Programming Design Pattern in pxWorks

October 18, 2020 | cloudcell

First of all, we need to explain a few things in more detail. (Re)Introduction pxWorks is an open source programming platform that enables the following, among other things: Implement data-mining programming logic in a clear fashion by modelling code around the flow of data. Use a mixture of any ...
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Video: How to Scale Shiny Dashboards

October 18, 2020 | Damian Rodziewicz

This presentation was a part of a joint virtual webinar with Appsilon and RStudio entitled “Enabling Remote Data Science Teams”. Find a direct link to the presentation here.  How to Scale a Shiny App to Hundreds of Users In this video, Appsilon’s VP of the Board & Co-Founder Damian Rodziewicz ...
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BASIC XAI with DALEX— Part 1: Introduction

October 18, 2020 | Anna Kozak

BASIC XAIIntroduction to model exploration with code examples for R and PythonBy Anna KozakHello!Welcome to “BASIC XAI with DALEX” series.In this post, we will take a closer look at some algorithms used in explainable artificial intelligence. You will ...
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Classifying images with torch

October 17, 2020 | Sigrid Keydana

In recent posts, we’ve been exploring essential torch functionality: tensors, the sine qua non of every deep learning framework; autograd, torch’s implementation of reverse-mode automatic differentiation; modules, composable building blocks of neura...
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Multiple Gauge Plots with Facet Wrap

October 17, 2020 | exploRations in R

Intro Here are some good examples of how to generate gauge plots including multiple gauge plots in R found at stackoverflow. My use case, however, requires the ability to vary the number of plots based on the number of metrics fed into the funct...
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October 17, 2020 | HighlandR

Classic rock album covers inspire even more R colour palettes - If you’d have asked me a few weeks ago if I wanted to create an R colour palette package, I’d have said “No way”. In fact, I’d have added “There are already MANY R colour palet... [Read more...]

Curried Functions

October 17, 2020 | TeachR

No, we are not talking about dinner, although this post is giving me ideas about what I should have for lunch. To read about what function currying actually means, please see the Wikipedia page. (And while you are there, make a donation already!) Ba... [Read more...]

Free Workshops for Meetup Groups

October 16, 2020 | Jumping Rivers

For the last few years we’ve offered automatic sponsorship for meet-ups and satRday events. However for obvious COVID related reasons, most (all?) meet-ups have meeting getting together virtually, so the need for extra Pizza money has diminished. As with most organisations, we’ve had to adapted to the new ... [Read more...]


October 15, 2020 | Rob Hewardt

Back in July we made the difficult decision to cancel rstudio:conf(2021) for the health and safety of our attendees and the broader community.    Today, we are thrilled to announce that rstudio::global(2021), our first ever virtual event focused on all things R and RStudio, now has a date locked ...
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