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Text Mining in R: A Tidy Approach

January 13, 2017
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Text Mining in R: A Tidy Approach

I spoke on approaching text mining tasks using tidy data principles at rstudio::conf yesterday. I was so happy to have the opportunity to speak and the conference has been a great experience. If you want to catch up on what has been going on at rstudio::conf, Karl Broman put together a GitHub repo of slides and Sharon Machlis...

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CRISP-DM and why you should know about it

January 13, 2017
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CRISP-DM and why you should know about it

The Cross Industry Standard Process for Data Mining (CRISP-DM) was a concept developed 20 years ago now. I’ve read about it in various data mining and related books and it’s come in very handy over the years. In this post, I’ll outline what the model is and why you should know about it, even if …

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In case you missed it: December 2016 roundup

January 11, 2017
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from December of particular interest to R users. Power BI now has a gallery of custom visualizations built with R. Chicago's Department of Public Health uses R to prioritize health inspections at restaurants. A beautiful map of Switzerland municipalities combined with a relief map of the mountains, created with R....

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The anatomy of a useful chart: NOAA’s flood forecasts

January 10, 2017
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The anatomy of a useful chart: NOAA’s flood forecasts

With thanks to NOAA's incredible data gathering and forecasting activities, I've been obsessed with this chart for the past few days: We used to live near the Napa river where this river gage is located, and still have many friends in the area. We were in the area last weekend, when a "pineapple express" weather event brought an atmospheric...

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R developers are the happiest! (based on analyzing Stack Overflow)

January 8, 2017
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This post was written by Sara Robinson and originally published on Medium, and is being re-published here since it is particularly relevant to the R community. The post analyzes all Stack Overflow comments using Google BigQuery to determine which developers are happiest and angriest.  If you have comments or ideas for future analysis, find me on Twitter @SRobTweets. It’s...

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Rcpp now used by 900 CRAN packages

January 8, 2017
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Rcpp now used by 900 CRAN packages

Today, Rcpp passed another milestone as 900 packages on CRAN now depend on it (as measured by Depends, Imports and LinkingTo declarations). The graph is on the left depicts the growth of Rcpp usage over time. The easiest way to compute this is to us...

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Why swirl?

January 8, 2017
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Why swirl?

Learn R, in R. - swirl is a software package for the R programming language that turns the R console into an interactive learning environment. Users receive immediate feedback as they are guided through self-paced lessons in data science an...

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My free book has a cover!

January 6, 2017
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My free book has a cover!

I’m currently writing a book as a hobby. It’s titled Functional programming and unit testing for data munging with R and you can get it for free here. You can also read it online for free on my webpage What’s the book about? Here’s the teaser...

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Patterns across 50 years of French presidential election

January 5, 2017
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Patterns across 50 years of French presidential election

This year (2017) we will have our presidential election between April and May in France. A while ago I discovered the open data website of the French government publishing public data with free access and promoting utilization by anyone. So in this post I will explore … Continue...

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Thematic Interactive Map

January 4, 2017
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Thematic Interactive Map

Last week all the rstatsosphere see the beautiful Timo Grossenbacher work. The last month, yep, the past year I’ve working on create maps easily with highcharter. When I saw this chart I took as challege to replicate this nice map in using...

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