Educate-R Blog

These will include R ramblings, announcements for R packages, or other miscellaneous things.

simglm v0.7.4: Tidy Simulation

I’m happy to formally announce a major update to the simglm R package. In brief, the updated package contains a new more robust syntax for simulating data, adds parallel processing support for replicating the simulation (or power analysis) using the future.apply package/framework, and new updated vignettes showing off the many options available in the tidy simulation syntax. The package can be installed with the following code: install.packages("simglm") The package can then be loaded with:

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pdfsearch v0.3.0

I’m happy to formally announce a major update to the developmental version of the pdfsearch R package. In brief, this version includes support for splitting the PDF by sentences instead of by lines of text. Secondly, initial testing of splitting PDFs that are aligned in multiple columns has been promising. This functionality attempts to align the multiple columns into a single column in which the keyword searching peformed by pdfsearch can be stronger with the search being done in context.

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Hierarchical Cluster Analysis of Coach ELO Ratings

For the past few years (quickly approaching a decade), a colleague and I started scraping information about college football coaches to explore the question, which coach should the University of Minnesota hire. This project started, as most interesting project do, at happy hour one day debating who should be hired to replace Tim Brewster, the latest college football coaching disaster at the University of Minnesota.

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