Jumping Rivers and WhyR partnership

We love supporting the community around the open source tools that we use on a daily basis. In the past, Jumping Rivers has helped useR user groups and SatRdays events to happen by enabling frictionless sponsorship for European groups. We believe that it is our duty to help grow the community that helps us. With

Free Workshops for Meetup Groups

For the last few years we’ve offered automatic sponsorship for meet-ups and satRday events. However for obvious COVID related reasons, most (all?) meet-ups have meeting getting together virtually, so the need for extra Pizza money has diminished. As with most organisations, we’ve had to adapted to the new online-first environment. In particular, running primarily online

Job Opportunities: Data Scientist and Engineer

Jumping Rivers is a data science consultancy company focused on R and Python. We work across industries and throughout the world. We offer a mixture of training, modelling, and infrastructure support. Jumping Rivers is an RStudio Full Service Certified Partner. Location: We are based in Newcastle upon Tyne. However, since the creation of the company

Mapping the Spread of COVID-19 with Python

Written by Aoife Curran. The purpose of this post isn’t to add new insight into the spread of the coronavirus – there are plenty of experts out there more qualified. Instead, our goal is to highlight how to construct simple, interactive visualisations using live data such as: Getting the tools Folium is a Python library

Faster R package installation

Faster package installation Every few weeks or so, a tweet pops up asking about how to speed up package installation in R Depending on the luck of twitter, the author may get a few suggestions. The bigger picture is that package installation time is starting to become more of an issue for a number of

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#SatRdayNCL is back – don’t miss out

We are very pleased to announce, as you might already be aware, that SatRday is coming back to Newcastle upon Tyne on 4th April 2020. SatRdays are one-day, non-profit, community organised R conferences held across the world. Where will it be held? The event will be held at The Catalyst – right next to St

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R as a tool for Systems Administration

When talking about languages to use in Production in data science, R is usually not part of the conversation and if it is, it’s referenced as a secondary language. One of the main reasons this occurs is because R it’s commonly associated with being more suitable for statistical analysis and languages like Python and JavaScript,

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Key R Operators

Operators you should make more use of in R Only recently have I discovered the true power of some the operators in R. Here are some tips on some underused operators in R: The %in% operator This funny looking operator is very handy. It’s short for testing if several values appear in an object. For