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Styling ggplot2 Graphics

Styling ggplot2 graphics In our previous post, we demonstrated that contrary to popular opinion, it is possible to generate attractive looking plots using just base graphics. Although we did confess, that it did take a lot of time and effort. In this post, we repeat the same exercise. Using the dreaded iris data set, we’ll

Why R 2018 Winners

So it’s here… After lots of entries (147 to be precise), we can finally announce the winner of the WhyR 2018 Competition! But first, we have to tell you quickly about how we picked the winner. How we did it So it really wasn’t that hard. We held the questionnaire on typeform. Conveniently, my colleague has

Competition: WhyR 2018

The competition It’s competition time! We’re sponsoring Why R? 2018 Conference. The conference runs from the 2-5th of July in Wroclaw, Poland and us nice folks here at Jumping Rivers are giving away a free ticket to the conference! The competition To enter your name into the prize draw all you have to do is

R Courses in Hamburg

Big news, from the 13th till the 27th June Jumping Rivers will be running 6 courses on R in Hamburg!!. It should be noted that each course runs for one day, apart from the Predictive Analytics course, which runs for 2 days. The courses are as follows: Introduction to R - 13th For this course,

The Water Hub Hackathon; We won!

Well well well, we’ve only gone and won The Water Hub hackathon! Well, joint winners but the main word is WINNER. First of all we want to say thank you to all the guys at the Water Hub and the Sunderland Software Centre for organising and inviting. There was some tough competition there and we

eRum Competition Winners

The Main Competition The Secondary Competition What next? The results of the eRum competition are in! Before we announce the winners we would like to thank everyone who entered. It has been a pleasure to look at all of the ideas on show. The Main Competition The winner of the main competition is Lukasz Janiszewski.

Regular Expressions Every R programmer Should Know

Regex: The backslash, \ Regex: The hat ,^, and dollar, $ Regex: Round parentheses,(), and the pipe, | Regex: Square parentheses,[], and the asterisk, * Regular expressions. How they can be cruel! Well we’re here to make them a tad easier. To do so we’re going to make use of the stringr package install.packages("stringr") library("stringr")

ReCoding the Wall: Mixing art and code

At Jumping Rivers we often collaborate with the local community. This includes attending regional events such as those run by Creative FUSE, a partnership between the North East’s five universities. I recently attended an event at the National Glass Centre called ReCoding the Wall. The artwork, Colour Field, is a large interactive LED wall currently

Which world leaders are twitter bots?

Set-up Getting the tweets Are world leaders actually bots? Set-up Given that I do quite like twitter, I thought it would be a good idea to right about R’s interface to the twitter API; rtweet. As usual, we can grab the package in the usual way. We’re also going to need the tidyverse for the

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