Get an R Data Frame from a MongoDB Query

October 22, 2012 | hrbrmstr

There’s a good FAQ on how to do the MongoDB query -__ R data frame but I wanted to post a more complete example that included the database connection and query setup since I suspect there are folks new to Mongo who would appreciate the end-to-end view. The code ... [Read more...]

Friday fun projects

May 14, 2011 | nsaunders

What’s a “Friday fun project”? It’s a small computing project, perfect for a Friday afternoon, which serves the dual purpose of (1) keeping your programming/data analysis skills sharp and (2) providing a mental break from the grind of your day job. Ideally, the skills learned on the project are ... [Read more...]

A new twist on the identifier mapping problem

January 11, 2010 | nsaunders

Yesterday, Deepak wrote about BridgeDB, a software package to deal with the “identifier mapping problem”. Put simply, biologists can name a biological entity in any way that they like, leading to multiple names for the same object. Easily solved, you might think, by choosing one identifier and sticking to it, ... [Read more...]

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