Some R Conferences for 2023

In this post, we share a list of upcoming conferences that either focus on the R programming language or showcase its use in the field.

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November 2022: "Top 40" New CRAN Packages

One hundred sixty-seven new packages made it to CRAN in November: Here are my “Top 40” selections in fourteen categories: Climate Modeling: Computational Methods, Data, Ecology, Epidemiology, Genomics, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Networks, Pharma, Statistics, Time Series, Utilities, and Visualization. Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2023 is good to you all.

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October 2022: "Top 40" New CRAN Packages

One hundred seventy-four new packages made it to CRAN in October. Here are my “Top 40” selections in sixteen categories: Astronomy, Biology, Business, Computational Methods, Data, Ecology, Finance, Genomics, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Medicine, Pharma, Statistics, Time Series, Utilities, Visualization.

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Analyzing Projected Calculations Using R

Demand and supply planning requires forecasting techniques to determine the inventory needed to fulfill future orders. Nico Nguyen demonstrates how to analyze projected inventory and coverage using a demo dataset.

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September 2022: "Top 40" New CRAN Packages

Two hundred and two new packages made it to CRAN in September. Here are my “Top 40” selections in fourteen categories: Computational Methods, Data, Genomics, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Medicine, Pharmacology, Psychology, Science, Social Science, Statistics, Time Series, Utilities, and Visualization.

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Using R in Inventory Management and Demand Forecasting

Demand and supply planning requires forecasting techniques to determine the inventory needed to fulfill future orders. Nico Nguyen introduces projected inventory and coverage methodology and describes use cases for R in Demand & Supply Planning.

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Money, Money, Money: RConcillation

We continue with our series for “nerdy” accountants who want to diverge from Excel and master the power and beauty of R automation by looking at one of the most important areas of ANY business! Cash! We work through a simple example of cleaning transaction data to prep for reconcilation.

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August 2022: "Top 40" New CRAN Packages

One hundred ninety-four new package made it to CRAN in August. Here are my “Top 40” picks in thirteen categories: “Computational Methods, Data, Epidemiology, Genomics, Insurance, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Applications, Statistics, Time Series, Utilities, and Visualization.

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Automate a Twitter bot with the rtweet package and RStudio Connect

The rtweet package makes it relatively simple to automate Twitter posts using a scheduling platform such as RStudio Connect or GitHub Actions. In this post, I work through the details using RStudio Connect.

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Beneath and Beyond the Cox Model

The Cox Proportional Hazards model has so dominated survival analysis over the past forty years that I imagine quite a few people who regularly analyze survival data might assume that the Cox model, along with the Kaplan-Meier estimator and a few standard parametric models, encompass just about everything there is to say about the subject. This post introduces the counting process theory underlying survival analysis by examining a paper in which Bendix Carstensen demonstrates the equivalence of the Cox Portional Hazards model and a Poisson model.

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