Posts with the "data" tag

rnoaa: new data sources and NCDC units

December 4, 2018

By:   Scott Chamberlain

We’ve just released a new version of rnoaa with A LOT of changes. Check out the release notes for a complete list of changes. We’ll highlight a few things in this post: New data sources in the package NCDC units added to the output of ncdc() Links: rnoaa source code: rnoaa on CRAN: Installation Install the lastest from CRAN install.packages("rnoaa") Some binaries are not up yet on CRAN - you can also install from GitHub:

Parsing Metadata with R - A Package Story

October 9, 2018

By:   Thomas Klebel

Every R package has its story. Some packages are written by experts, some by novices. Some are developed quickly, others were long in the making. This is the story of jstor, a package which I developed during my time as a student of sociology, working in a research project on the scientific elite within sociology. Writing the package has taught me many things (more on that later) and it is deeply gratifying to see, that others find the package useful.

Exploring European attitudes and behaviours using the European Social Survey

June 14, 2018

By:   Jorge Cimentada

Introduction I never thought that I’d be programming software in my career. I started using R a little over 2 years now and it’s been one of the most important decisions in my career. Secluded in a small academic office with no one to discuss/interact about my new hobby, I started searching the web for tutorials and packages. After getting to know how amazing and nurturing the R community is, it made me want to become a data scientist.

fulltext v1: text-mining scholarly works

January 17, 2018

By:   Scott Chamberlain

The problem Text-mining - the art of answering questions by extracting patterns, data, etc. out of the published literature - is not easy. It’s made incredibly difficult because of publishers. It is a fact that the vast majority of publicly funded research across the globe is published in paywall journals. That is, taxpayers pay twice for research: once for the grant to fund the work, then again to be able to read it.

solrium 1.0: Working with Solr from R

November 8, 2017

By:   Scott Chamberlain

Nearly 4 years ago I wrote on this blog about an R package solr for working with the database Solr. Since then we’ve created a refresh of that package in the solrium package. Since solrium first hit CRAN about two years ago, users have raised a number of issues that required breaking changes. Thus, this blog post is about a major version bump in solrium. What is Solr? Solr is a “search platform” - a NoSQL database - data is organized by so called documents that are xml/json/etc blobs of text.

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