How Do I…? R Code Snippets by Sharon Machlis

Sharon Machlis is the author of Practical R for Mass Communication and Journalism. In writing this book, she obviously wrote a lot of R code. Now, Sharon has been nice enough to share all 195 tricks and tips she came across during her writing with us, via this handy table. Sharon’s list contains many neat…

R tips and tricks

Below are a dozen of very specific R tips and tricks that are either valuable, useful, or just geeky funny. More general helpful R packages and resources can be found in this list. If you have additions, please comment below or contact me! Completely new to R? → Start here! LAST UPDATED: 2019-10-27 Table of Contents RStudio tricks General…

rstudio::conf 2018 summary

rstudio::conf is the yearly conference when it comes to R programming and RStudio. In 2017, nearly 500 people attended and, last week, 1100 people went to the 2018 edition. Regretfully, I was on holiday in Cardiff and missed out on meeting all my #rstats hero’s. Just browsing through the #rstudioconf Twitter-feed, I already learned so many new things…

A note on Pie Charts

A table is nearly always better than a dumb pie chart; the only worse design than a pie chart is several of them […] pie charts should never be used. Edward Tufte in the Visual Display of Quantitative Information Stop using pie charts, they are evil! title of Bernard Marr’s LinkedIn post I hate pie charts. I mean, really hate…