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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

Edinbr: Text Mining with R

During a very quick tour of Edinburgh (and in particular some distilleries), Dave Robinson (Tidytext fame), was able to drop by the Edinburgh R meet-up group to give a very neat talk on tidy text. The first part of the talk set the scene What does does text mean? Why make text tidy? What sort

R & Python Machine Learning Courses

Leeds (Predictive Analytics in R) London (Tensorflow) Birmingham (Python & Machine Learning) Hi there! We’re running some courses on R, Python and Tensorflow around the UK that you might be interested in! All courses are spearheaded with lectures by one of our first-class trainers. The lectures are interspersed with practicals and coffee breaks. Attendees get

Free ticket to eRum

The Main Competition The Secondary Competition So… big news. Jumping Rivers is sponsoring eRum 2018 and in light of this news we are giving away a free place at the conference! (Not to mention our very own lead consultant, Colin Gillespie, is one of the invited speakers.) The Main Competition Here at Jumping Rivers, we

Our Logo In R

Hi all, so given our logo here at Jumping Rivers is a set of lines designed to look like a Gaussian Process, we thought it would be a neat idea to recreate this image in R. To do so we’re going to need a couple packages. We do the usual install.packages() dance (remember this step

Styling Base R Graphics

Publication quality base R graphics Fixing the problem Why not use ggplot2 (or something else)? Publication quality base R graphics Base R graphics get a bad press (although to be fair, they could have chosen their default values better). In general, they are viewed as a throw back to the dawn of the R era.

StanCon 2018 Highlights

This year we had the privilege of sponsoring StanCon. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to actually attend the conference. Rather than let our ticket go to waste, we ran a small competition, which Ignacio Martinez won with his very cool (but in alpha stage) R package - see gif above. Highlights from StanCon 2018 During my

SatRday in South Africa

What is SatRday? SatRday in Cape Town Be in it to win it Jumping Rivers is proud to be sponsoring the upcoming SatRday conference in Cape Town, South Africa on 17th March 2018. What is SatRday? SatRdays are a collection of free/cheap accessible R conferences organised by members of the R community at various locations

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