Educate-R Blog

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

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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Announcing `simglm` version 0.6.0: Power and Simulation of Generalized Linear Mixed Models

The simglm package has an update on CRAN bumping the version up to 0.6.0. This update has added the ability to simulate count data (poisson) and also has fixed (I think) the Shiny app that comes with the package. As I have not posted about this package since the first CRAN release (v 0.5.0), I plan to give an overview of all that the package offers in addition to the new additions.

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