How'd they do that? Part I: Console Histograms

This is the first post in a new series I’m calling How’d they do that? Motivated by professional curiosity and personal jealousy, I will identify, expose, and interpret stumble through the secrets hidden within my fellow #rstats enthusiasts’ repos. The exposition will not be exhaustive; curiosity is a fickle thing,... [Read More]
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'And the winner is...' Text Mining Award Nominations

I recently had the privilege of reviewing internal award nominations. In a secret duel of persuasion, hundreds of employees seized the opportunity to outboast their colleagues in boasting about their colleagues. Letterhead was prepared, anecdotes collected, and thesaureses consulted.1 I’m told the plural of “thesaurus” can also be “thesauri”. ↩ [Read More]
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Data Validation with assertr: Dates and Regular Expressions

Being introduced to a new R package is like going on a really good first date–you wish you had met the person sooner, you imagine doing all sorts of fun things together in the future, and you can’t wait to blog about the experience. Okay, maybe just the first two.... [Read More]
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How well do you know Calvin and Hobbes? An R Game

One of my most prized possessions is The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, the undisputed greatest comic of all time. I defy anyone to name a strip more hilarious, more cohesive, more emblematic of the vicissitudes of life. I’ve read and reread those volumes countless times, and I rank both Calvin... [Read More]
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