Activate sigmoid!

March 11, 2021 | R on OSM

In our last post, we introduced neural networks and formulated some of the questions we want to explore over this series. We explained the underlying architecture, the basics of the algorithm, and showed how a simple neural network could approximate the results and parameters of a linear regression. In this ...
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meandering

March 11, 2021 | xi'an

A bit of a misunderstanding from Randall Munroe and then some: the function F returns a triplet, hence G should return a triplet as well. Even if the limit does return three identical values. And he should have also included the (infamous) harmonic mean! And the subtext (behind the picture) ...
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Hackathon sponsored by NanoString Technologies

March 11, 2021 | David Henderson

NanoString Technologies is sponsoring a hackathon with DevPost to spur development of tools and methods in the form of R packages for its GeoMx Spatial Biology platform.  GeoMx allows measurement of protein and RNA expression within selected regions of a tissue slide versus having to measure the slide as a ... [Read more...]

Serverless Fan-Out in Vaccine Research

March 11, 2021 | Open Analytics

Serverless Fan-Out in Vaccine Research Discovering new vaccines involves intensive data science: the 3D structure and shape of viruses need to be matched to the 3D structure of hundreds of thousands of proteins that can potentially bind on the virus s... [Read more...]

BI and Open Source Data Science: Strengths and Challenges

March 10, 2021 | Lou Bajuk

Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash In our first post in this series, we started examining a critical aspect of interoperability: the intersection between Business Intelligence (BI) and data science platforms. The two approaches share a common goal: delivering rich interactive applications and dashboards that can be shared with others ... [Read more...]

Teams support in Microsoft365R

March 10, 2021 | Hong Ooi

by Hong Ooi I’m happy to announce that version 2.0 of Microsoft365R, the R interface to Microsoft 365, is now on CRAN! This version adds support for Microsoft Teams, a much-requested feature. To access a team in Microsoft Teams, use the get_team() fun... [Read more...]

Teams support in Microsoft365R

March 10, 2021 | Hong Ooi

by Hong Ooi I’m happy to announce that version 2.0 of Microsoft365R, the R interface to Microsoft 365, is now on CRAN! This version adds support for Microsoft Teams, a much-requested feature. To access a team in Microsoft Teams, use the get_team() fun... [Read more...]

NHSDataDictionaRy package has arrived on CRAN

March 10, 2021 | Gary Hutson

Thanks to the NHS-R community I have had time to work on another package, due to their pledge to get more packages in R funded. A big thanks to Mohammed Amin Mohammed and all the R community team. This package utilises all the excellent lookups provided by NHS Digital and ...
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Hiring a data analyst

March 10, 2021 | Oscar

In late 2020 I was hiring for a data analyst role. We were looking for someone with domain expertise, R and some SQL if possible. That alone is a long wishlist ;). Originally this post started as a twitter thread which you can find a link to at the end. These … The ...
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XLConnect on Mirai Techguides

March 10, 2021 | Mirai Solutions

New XLConnect technical chapter in our open-source techguides. XLConnect is a well established R package that enables an easy interface to Microsoft Excel. At Mirai, we have R specialists working in the financial services industry, where it is pr... [Read more...]
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