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satRdays Newcastle 2019 Conference is Here!

We are pleased to announce the very first Satrday event in Newcastle upon Tyne (and England). satRdays Newcastle is a one-day, low-cost, community organised R conference in the heart of Newcastle City Centre. Where? The event will be held at Newcastle University. Getting to Newcastle is really easy Train: 90 minutes from Edinburgh or 3

R Conference Costs v2.0

R conference Costs Last year we gave you a price break down of some of the most popular R conferences around the globe for 2017. We’re going to do it again for 2018. Remember, you can get up-to-date information on upcoming conferences via our GitHub page. It’s important to note that these costs are the
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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

Hacking Bioconductor

Introduction Domain squatting or URL hijacking is a straightforward attack that requires little skill. An attacker registers a domain that is similar to the target domain and hopes that a user accidentally visits the site. For example, if the domain is example.com, then a typo-squatter would register similar domains such as common misspelling: examples.com misspellings

What R version do you really need for a package?

At Jumping Rivers we run a lot of R courses. Some of our most popular courses revolve around the tidyverse, in particular, our Introduction to the tidyverse and our more advanced mastering course. We even trained over 200 data scientists NHS - see our case study for more details. As you can imagine, when giving

Voice Control your Shiny Apps

I love R and I love Shiny. One of the things I really like about shiny is the ease with which you can incorporate other Javascript based tools and libraries. By my own admission, my JavaScript skills are definitely lacking but there are so many cool libraries out there which can really make visualisation and

R from the turn of the century

Last week I spent some time reminiscing about my PhD and looking through some old R code. This trip down memory lane led to some of my old R scripts that amazingly still run. My R scripts were fairly simple and just created a few graphs. However now that I’ve been programming in R for

Animating the Premier League using gganimate

Ever wonder what an evolving gif of each premier league team’s goal difference vs points would look like made in R? Look no further! Most of this is going to be setting up the data (as always) instead of actually plotting the data. To get the data into shape, we're going to be using the

Podcast recommendations

Anyone who has a long commute or who has to travel with work knows the importance of podcasts. Podcasts allow you turn otherwise useless time, into something both productive and interesting. In this blog post, we'll describe some of our favourite podcasts. This list isn't meant to be exhaustive, it's just what we are currently

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