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How to send email with R and Gmail

See how to automate sending email with the R programming language and Gmail.

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Poorly designed systems make doctors 'a slave to their EHR'

Problems with clunky electronic health record workflows – and the inability to share patient information between clinics – are driving some physicians right out of healthcare. But some facilities have figured out how to make things...

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The biggest news out of Google I/O | TECH(feed)

At last week’s Google I/O conference, Google announced a slew of upgrades to its existing products. On today’s episode of TECH(feed), Juliet runs through some highlights of Google I/O announcements, including updates to Android OS and...

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Great R packages for data import, wrangling and visualization

Here are my go-to R packages -- in a handy searchable table.

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FDA to pilot A.I., consider blockchain, to track and trace food

The FDA plans to pilot artificial intelligence and machine learning technology in its legacy food-screening systems – and it's exploring how to build out blockchain internally and industry-wide to increase the scale, efficiency and...

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Why wearables, health records and clinical trials need a blockchain injection

The future of healthcare could rely on the open transmission of patient data for any number of reasons – from treatment data to clinical trials – and one technology could serve as a secure conduit: blockchain.

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How to customize ggplot with bbplot

Overwhelmed by all the ways you can customize a ggplot2 data visualization? With add-on packages like the BBC’s bbplot, you can use themes created by design professionals – or tweak them to make them your own.

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How to use tidy eval in R

Do you want to use ggplot2, dplyr, or other tidyverse functions in your own functions? This easy example shows how

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How to write your own R package

When you hear “R package,” you may think something to share with other people. But an R package can also be a good way to organize your own work

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Run Python in R code

While R is a useful language, Python is also great for data science and general-purpose computing. See how to run Python code within an R script and pass data between Python and R

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R tip: Write your own RStudio addins

This RStudio Addins tutorial shows step by step how to create an addin for the RStudio IDE

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R tip: Creating color-coded calendars

See how well you’re achieving daily goals with a color-coded calendar made in R

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R tip: Addins and keyboard shortcuts

Discover an easy way to use key-value pairs in R

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R tip: Quick lookup tables with named vectors

Learn an easy method to use key-value pairs in R

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Useful R functions you might not know

One of the best way to find cool, new-to-you R functions is to see what other useRs have uncovered. Here are some of mine -- and yours.

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R tip: Keep passwords and tokens secure with the keyring package

Learn how to store credentials in an encrypted, secure keyring within R

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7 secrets to predictive analytics success

How to forecast the future with accuracy and confidence.

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R tip: Sparklines in HTML tables

Learn how to add sparklines to HTML tables in R with the DT and sparkline packages

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