With the planning for this year’s Shiny in Production conference well under way, we thought now was a good time for a little recap of what happened last year. Day One: Workshops The first day of the conference consisted of three of workshops delivered by our very own JR trainers. The most popular workshop of the day was Introduction to RStudio (now Posit) Connect, which we will be running again in the 2023 conference.
Here at Jumping Rivers, we love data science. One of the huge benefits of data science is transparency. For example, R. Being an open-source language, it immediately is giving something back to the community that propels it to the top of the data science ladder. Just like the world of data science, our ethos is transparency and giving back to the community. Conference sponsorship To help support the community, we are offering automatic sponsorship of any R conference.
This is part 3 of an ongoing series on why you should use R. Future blogs will be linked here as they are released. Part 1: Why should I use R: The Excel R Data Wrangling comparison: Part 1 Part 2: Why should I use R: The Excel R plotting comparison: Part 2 Part 3: Why should I use R: Handling Dates in R and Excel: Part 3 (This post) Dates in Excel Here we will explore the various ways to handle dates in Excel and R.
SatRdays returned to London last month, with a day packed full of talks from expert speakers across a variety of sectors! We’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everybody involved in making the day a success! Speakers Huge thanks to all of our speakers for your contributions for the day. It was great to see such a varied line up of talks, covering everything from Sidekicks of the Tidyverse, to Sustainability and EDI in the R Project, with much more in between.
Published: May 2, 2023
We’ve just passed an important milestone for diffify: our app for tracking Python and R package releases has just turned 1 year old! To mark this exciting occasion we are delighted to announce an “anniversary update” featuring numerous quality of life improvements. This post will outline the latest changes and tease at some exciting developments in the works… First, though, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that continues to use the app and welcome any new users to the service.
Published: April 27, 2023
Word clouds are a visual representation of text data where words are arranged in a cluster, with the size of each word reflecting its frequency or importance in the data set. Word clouds are a great way of displaying the most prominent topics or keywords in free text data obtained from websites, social media feeds, reviews, articles and more. If you want to learn more about working with unstructured text data, we recommend attending our Text Mining in R course
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will you take everywhere. (Einstein) R can already take you everywhere. With it we can learn about the minutest particles and the largest galaxies. So, to celebrate the release of R 4.3 (“Already Tomorrow”, on April 21st, 2023), let’s reverse Einstein’s quote and take you from A to B with logic. Two modes of comparison In R, almost all of your data will be stored as a vector.
This is part 2 of an ongoing series on why you should use R. Future blogs will be linked here as they are released. Part 1: Why should I use R: The Excel R Data Wrangling comparison: Part 1 Part 2: Why should I use R: The Excel R plotting comparison: Part 2 (This post) Part 3: Why should I use R: Handling Dates in R and Excel: Part 3 Why create plots in R and not Excel?
Published: April 11, 2023
We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been named a Finalist in the British Data Awards 2023. The British Data Awards is an annual quest to discover and celebrate data success stories. Organisations taking part this year range from FTSE 100 heavyweights, public sector pioneers, technology unicorns, fast-growing scale-ups, essential Not-For-Profits, and everything in between. A record 226 entries were received this year which means that competition to be named a Finalist proved to be particularly tough, so we’re especially pleased to be announced as a Finalist.
SatRdays London is fast approaching, and we have a couple of exciting announcements to share with you! Full program available now The full list of speakers and their abstracts can now be found in a downloadable program on our conference website, along with the schedule for the day and the registration options. Registration deadline extension The registration deadline has now been extended to the 21st April, so you can register all the way up to the day before the event!
- Shiny in Production 2022: A recap
- Conference and useR Group Sponsorship Opportunities
- Why should I use R: Handling Dates in R and Excel: Part 3
- SatRdays London 2023: Thanks for coming!
- Diffify - the anniversary update!
- How to create a clickable world cloud with wordcloud2 and Shiny
- What's new in R 4.3.0?
- Why should I use R: The Excel R plotting comparison: Part 2
- We’re a British Data Awards 2023 Finalist
- SatRdays London is now Hybrid!