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R Quick Tip: Table parameters for rmarkdown reports

April 19, 2017
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The recent(ish) advent of parameters in rmarkdown reports is pretty nifty but there’s a little bit of behaviour that can come in handy but doesn’t come across in the documentation. You can use table parameters for rmarkdown reports. Previously, if The post R Quick Tip: Table parameters for rmarkdown reports appeared first on Locke Data. Locke...

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Release ‘open’ data from their PDF prisons using tabulizer

April 18, 2017
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Release ‘open’ data from their PDF prisons using tabulizer

There is no problem in science quite as frustrating as other peoples' data. Whether it's malformed spreadsheets, disorganized documents, proprietary file formats, data without metadata, or any other data scenario created by someone else, scientists have taken to Twitter to complain about it. As a political scientist who regularly encounters so-called "open data" in PDFs, this problem is...

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Rcpp now used by 1000 CRAN packages

April 15, 2017
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Rcpp now used by 1000 CRAN packages

Moments ago Rcpp passed a big milestone as there are now 1000 packages on CRAN depending on it (as measured by Depends, Imports and LinkingTo, but excluding Suggests). The graph is on the left depicts the growth of Rcpp usage over time. One easy way...

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Gender Roles with Text Mining and N-grams

April 14, 2017
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Gender Roles with Text Mining and N-grams

Today is the one year anniversary of the janeaustenr package’s appearance on CRAN, its cranniversary, if you will. I think it’s time for more Jane Austen here on my blog. via GIPHY I saw this paper by Matthew Jockers and Gabi Kirilloff a number of months ago and the ideas in it have been knocking around in...

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Community workshops

April 14, 2017
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Following on from when we announced the availability of our community workshops, we’ve got three in the next three months that folks can attend. May 19th – Data science project in a day We’ll be in Kiev, Ukraine, doing a The post Community workshops appeared first on Locke Data. Locke Data are a data science consultancy...

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R is for Archaeology: A report on the 2017 Society of American Archaeology meeting

April 14, 2017
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R is for Archaeology: A report on the 2017 Society of American Archaeology meeting

by (https://twitter.com/benmarwick/), Associate Professor of Archaeology, University of Washington and Senior Research Scientist, University of Wollongong The (http://www.saa.org/) is one of the largest professional organisations for archaeologists in the world, and just concluded its annual meeting in Vancouver, BC at the end of March. The R language has been a part of this meeting...

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Some Facts about Jeff Leek

Some Facts about Jeff Leek

Note: What other facts about Jeff Leek do you “know”? Please feel free to click the edit button above and submit a pull request on Github, or tweet with the hashtag #jeffleekfacts. I have not written blog posts for quite a while. It is not because I don’t have anything to write. On the contrary, I...

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Some Facts about Jeff Leek

Some Facts about Jeff Leek

Note: What other facts about Jeff Leek do you “know”? Please feel free to click the edit button above and submit a pull request on Github. I have not written blog posts for quite a while. It is not because I don’t have anything to write. On the contrary, I have a huge amount of things that...

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Choosing R packages for mixed effects modelling based on the car you drive

April 13, 2017
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Choosing R packages for mixed effects modelling based on the car you drive

Choosing R packages for mixed effects modelling based on the car you drive There are many roads you can take to fit a mixed effects model (sometimes termed hierarchical models) in R. There are numerous packages that each deploy different engines to fi...

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Come Fly With Me (well, not really) — Comparing Involuntary Disembarking Rates Across U.S. Airlines in R

April 13, 2017
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Come Fly With Me (well, not really) — Comparing Involuntary Disembarking Rates Across U.S. Airlines in R

By now, word of the forcible deplanement of a medical professional by United has reached even the remotest of outposts in the #rstats universe. Since the news brought this practice to global attention, I found some aggregate U.S. Gov data made a quick, annual, aggregate look at this soon after the incident: Overall annual boarding... Continue reading...

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