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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes – who knew a mobile game could be so complicated?!

December 28, 2017
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How I started playing What are mods?? Laying the groundwork Reading in game data Cleaning it up Let the shenanigans begin!! Attempt 2: Brute force… The eventual resignation… How I started playing Back in 2015, during the boring period between Christmas and New Year, I decided to try out a Star Wars mobile game. Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is essentially a jazzed up version of Top Trumps...

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End of Year thoughts

December 28, 2017
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Sometimes it’s worth making New Year resolutions… A year ago I made one for 2017 to start an R blog using RMarkdown and Jekyll static sites. At the time, I didn’t even know git that well, had no clue what static sites are and was mostly oblivious to the rich and vibrant R community on Twitter. Fast-forward one year...

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Downtime Reading

December 28, 2017
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Downtime Reading

Not everyone has the luxury of taking some downtime at the end the year, but if you do have some free time, you may enjoy something on my short list of downtime reading. The books and articles here are not exactly “light reading”, nor are they literature for cuddling by the fire. Nevertheless, you may find something that catches...

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Working with PDFs – scraping the PASS budget

December 28, 2017
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Using tabulizer we’re able to extract information from PDFs so it comes in really handy when people publish data as a PDF! This post takes you through using tabulizer and tidyverse packages to scrape and clean up some budget data from PASS, an association for the Microsoft Data Platform community. The goal is to mainly show some of the...

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Adding bananas from the commandline (extending the oomsifier)

December 28, 2017
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Adding bananas from the commandline (extending the oomsifier)

Sometimes you just want to add bananas from the commandline. Previously I created a small script that takes an image and adds a dancing banana to the bottom left of the image. I wanted to make an API too, but that will have to wait till next year....

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cyclic riddle [not in NYC!]

December 28, 2017
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cyclic riddle [not in NYC!]

In the riddle of this week on fivethirtyeight, the question is to find the average number of rounds when playing the following game: P=6 players sitting in a circle each have B=3 coins and with probability 3?1 they give one coin to their right or left side neighbour, or dump the coin to the centre.

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Shiny plots PDF export

December 28, 2017
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Sometimes it is useful to build a pdf export option into a Shiny app. I built a basic app at first (every important notes was included as comment) to show

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Announcing rquery

December 28, 2017
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We are excited to announce the rquery R package. rquery is Win-Vector LLC‘s currently in development big data query tool for R. rquery supplies set of operators inspired by Edgar F. Codd‘s relational algebra (updated to reflect lessons learned from working with R, SQL, and dplyr at big data scale in production). As an example: … Continue reading Announcing...

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Getting started with dplyr in R using Titanic Dataset

December 28, 2017
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dplyr is one of the most popular r-packages and also part of tidyverse that’s been developed by Hadley Wickham. The mere fact that dplyr package is very famous means, it’s one of the most frequently used. Being a data scientist is not always about creating sophisticated models but Data Analysis (Manipulation) and Data Visualization play Related Post How to apply...

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17 #rstats Tweets From 2017

December 28, 2017
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It has undoubtedly been a busy year in the R -and, much broader, the data science- community. As the year is drawing to a close, I'd would like to take the time to look back at the moments that were most important, fun, relevant, ... to the R community. In today's blog post, I will do this by chronologically listing...

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