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R and package masking - a real life example

R blog By April 15, 2015 Tags: , , 1 Comment

Very often, in our coding life, we forget one very simple yet important point to take care to: the importance of conflicts between packages.

When you load a library in best case the command line is executed with no problem. However, the console is sometimes stuffed with red messages that we often ignore, moreover when the function we need reach the desired goal.


Bash+R: howto pass parameters from bash script to R

R blog By February 11, 2015 Tags: , , , 3 Comments

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In the world of data analysis, the term automation runs hand in hand with the term “scripting”. There’s not the best programming language, only the most suitable to perform the required function.

In our case, many data aggregation procedures are run from unix/linux servers, collecting API data in real time, so it becomes essential to make sure that data is formatted and correctly stored for the analysis/visualization needs.