R for Journalists
Tools for using and learning R, mostly for computational and data journalists, but everyone's welcome!
Curated by M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
by Sean Lopp
Here is this month’s collection of RStudio Tips and Tricks. Thank you to those who responded to last month’s post; many of your tips are included below! Be sure to subscribe to @rstudiotips on Twitter for more.
This month’s tips fall into two categories: Keyboard Shortcuts and Easier R Markdown
Using R to add data to maps has been pretty straightforward for a few years now. That said, it seems easier than ever to do things like use map APIs (e.g. Google, Open Street Map), overlay quite complex data visualisations (e.g. "heatmap-style" densities) and even generate animations. A couple of key R packages in this…
Introduction to mapmate mapmate (map animate) is an R package for map animation. It is used to generate and save a sequence of plots to disk as a still image sequence intended for later use in data animation production. The mapmate package is used for map- and globe-based data animation pre-production. Specifically, mapmate functions are…
H2O has recently released its steam AI engine, a fully open source engine that support the management and deployment of machine learning models. Both H2O on R and H2O steam are easy to set up and use. And both complement each other perfectly. A very simple example Use H2O on R to create some predictive models.…