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R data.table in 5 minutes

Get a quick look at the R data.table package in this 5-minute tutorial that gives a sample of the package’s speed and power.

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Great R packages for data import, wrangling and visualization

Here are my go-to R packages -- in a handy searchable table.

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Analysis paralysis

If an ad is served in the forest with no one around …

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How to export to Excel with R

See how to save a data frame from R to Excel – with styling or multiple tabs.

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Why Amazon Care may be the new model for corporate healthcare

Amazon's pilot program for providing healthcare to Seattle-area employees through telemedicine and at-home visits is only the latest in a concerted effort by companies to cut costs and improve care for employees.

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How to get API data with R

No R package for an API you’d like to use? No problem! See how to write your own R code to pull data from an API using API key authentication.

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How to make your own ggplot2 functions

See how easy it is to make your own functions using ggplot2, dplyr, and other tidyverse package functions – without worrying about quoted and unquoted column names! Thanks to the latest version of the rlang package, tidy evaluation is...

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How to use .SD in the data.table package

See how to use the special .SD symbol in the R data.table package.

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Get month-over-month comparisons in R

See various ways to calculate month-over-month, week-over-week, and year-over-year comparisons in R using dplyr and lubridate.

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How to send email with R and Gmail

See how to automate sending email with the R programming language and Gmail.

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Poorly designed systems make doctors 'a slave to their EHR'

Problems with clunky electronic health record workflows – and the inability to share patient information between clinics – are driving some physicians right out of healthcare. But some facilities have figured out how to make things...

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The biggest news out of Google I/O | TECH(feed)

At last week’s Google I/O conference, Google announced a slew of upgrades to its existing products. On today’s episode of TECH(feed), Juliet runs through some highlights of Google I/O announcements, including updates to Android OS and...

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FDA to pilot A.I., consider blockchain, to track and trace food

The FDA plans to pilot artificial intelligence and machine learning technology in its legacy food-screening systems – and it's exploring how to build out blockchain internally and industry-wide to increase the scale, efficiency and...

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Why wearables, health records and clinical trials need a blockchain injection

The future of healthcare could rely on the open transmission of patient data for any number of reasons – from treatment data to clinical trials – and one technology could serve as a secure conduit: blockchain.

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How to customize ggplot with bbplot

Overwhelmed by all the ways you can customize a ggplot2 data visualization? With add-on packages like the BBC’s bbplot, you can use themes created by design professionals – or tweak them to make them your own.

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How to use tidy eval in R

Do you want to use ggplot2, dplyr, or other tidyverse functions in your own functions? This easy example shows how

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How to write your own R package

When you hear “R package,” you may think something to share with other people. But an R package can also be a good way to organize your own work

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Run Python in R code

While R is a useful language, Python is also great for data science and general-purpose computing. See how to run Python code within an R script and pass data between Python and R

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