October 1, 2020 | HighlandR

Seek and Destroy meets School of Rock - What? On a whim, I created a collection of colour palettes based on Metallica album covers. Each is named using an abbreviation of the relevant album, or a snippet of a song title from the album. In m... [Read more...]

Walk the Walk

October 1, 2020 | R on

The other day I was looking to make a bunch of graphs showing some recent data from the CDC about excess mortality due to COVID-19. The idea was to take weekly counts of deaths over the past few years, both overall and from various important causes, and then show how ... [Read more...]

Countdown to VirtuEARL 2020

October 1, 2020 | Laura Swales

The countdown to VirtuEARL has begun! The online Enterprise Applications of the R Language conference starts on Thursday 8th October... The post Countdown to VirtuEARL 2020 appeared first on Mango Solutions. [Read more...]

What’s The Best Day to Get Married?

September 30, 2020 | R | JLaw's R Blog

TL;DR There really isn’t a best day to get married as there isn’t much differentiation between various days. Both as part of this analysis and in life. Do what’s best for you and your relationship. However, if ALL you care about is both being married on ...
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Where Are All The 10s – Diving Math

September 30, 2020 | Swimming + Data Science

Welcome to another case study here at Swimming + Data Science. We’re returning the world of diving, a place we’ve visited before, in an attempt to answer the question “where are all the 10s?” Today’s data science component will consist of matching calculated values to sets of allowed ...
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Getting familiar with torch tensors

September 30, 2020 | Sigrid Keydana

Two days ago, I introduced torch, an R package that provides the native functionality that is brought to Python users by PyTorch. In that post, I assumed basic familiarity with TensorFlow/Keras. Consequently, I portrayed torch in a way I figured wou... [Read more...]

Le Monde puzzle [#1157]

September 30, 2020 | xi'an

The weekly puzzle from Le Monde is an empty (?) challenge: Kimmernaq and Aputsiaq play a game where Kimmernaq picks ten different integers between 1 and 100, and Aputsiaq must find a partition of these integers into two groups with identical sums. Who is winning? Indeed, if the sums are equal, then the ...
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How to Switch from Excel to R Shiny: First Steps

September 30, 2020 | Appsilon

tl;dr If you’re still using Excel or Google Sheets for business, you might already know that Excel is obsolete for many business use-cases. But how do you switch from Excel to a better alternative like R Shiny? It’s easier to get started than you might think, especially ...
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Evaluating American Funds Portfolio

September 29, 2020 | Business Science

Introduction Active funds have done poorly over the last ten years, and in most cases, struggled to justify their fees. A growing list of commentators appropriately advocate for index funds, although sometimes go a little beyond what we believe to be ...
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Visualization of COVID-19 Cases in Arkansas

September 29, 2020 | Nathan

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the main sources of information for case numbers in the State of Arkansas have been daily press conferences by the Governor’s Office (until recently, when they moved to weekly) and the website I haven’t been particularly impressed with the visualizations used by ... [Read more...]

RStudio v1.4 Preview: Visual Markdown Editing

September 29, 2020 | J.J. Allaire

Today we’re excited to announce availability of our first Preview Release for RStudio 1.4, a major new release which includes the following new features: A visual markdown editor that provides improved productivity for composing longer-form articles and analyses with R Markdown. New Python capabilities, including display of Python objects in ...
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