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ggplot2: How Geoms & Aesthetics ≈ Whipped Cream

In this post I have a few goals: 1. Become (re-)familiar with available geoms 2. Become (re-)familiar with aesthetic mappings in geoms (stroke who knew?) 3. Answer these questions: How often do various geoms appear and how often do they … Continue reading

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Minimal, Explicit, Python Style Package Loading for R

About a year and a half back I was working in Python a bit and became accustomed to the explicit importing of modules (akin to R packages) and functions. Python imports packages like this: import tidyr import dplyr as dp … Continue reading

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pacman Ver 0.4.1 Release

It was just over a year ago that Dason Kurkiewicz and I released pacman to CRAN.  We have been developing the package on GitHub in the past 14 months and are pleased to announce these changes have made their way … Continue reading

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Random Data Sets Quickly

This post will discuss a recent GitHub package I’m working on, wakefield to generate random data sets. The post is broken into the following sections: Demo 1.1 Random Variable Functions 1.2 Random Data Frames 1.3 Missing Values 1.4 Default Data … Continue reading

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pacman 0.2.0: Initial CRAN Release

We’re please to announce the first CRAN release of pacman v. 0.2.0. pacman is the combined work of Dason Kurkiewicz & Tyler Rinker. pacman is an R package management tool that combines the functionality of base library related functions into intuitively … Continue reading

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Scheduling R Tasks via Windows Task Scheduler

This post will allow you to impress your boss with your strong work ethic by enabling Windows R users to schedule late night tasks.  Picture it, your boss gets an email at 1:30 in the morning with the latest company … Continue reading

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LRA 2014- Communication Nomads: Blogging to Reclaim Our Academic Birthright

I have been asked to speak at the 2014 LRA Conference on the topic of Academic Blogging. Time: 1:15-2:15 Location: Islands Ballroom Salon B – Lobby Level My Slides: My Précis: The talk is part of a larger … Continue reading

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rmarkdown: Alter Action Depending on Document

Can I see a show of hands for those who love rmarkdown? Yeah me too. One nifty feature is the ability to specify various document prettifications in the YAML of a .Rmd document and then use: The Problem Have you … Continue reading

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Canned Regular Expressions: qdapRegex 0.1.2 on CRAN

We’re pleased to announce first CRAN release of qdapRegex! You can read about qdapRegex or skip right to the examples. qdapRegex is a collection of regular expression tools associated with the qdap package that may be useful outside of the context … Continue reading

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Spell Checker for R…qdap::check_spelling

I often have had requests for a spell checker for R character vectors. The utils::aspell function can be used to check spelling but many Windows users have reported difficulty with the function. I came across an article on spelling in … Continue reading

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