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Use GitHub Vulnerability Alerts to Keep Users of Your R Packages Safe

| | Cybersecurity, R
Despite their now inherent evil status, GitHub has some tools other repository aggregators do not. One such tool is the free vulnerability alert service which will scan repositories for outdated+vulnerable dependencies. Now, ...
Escaping the macOS 10.14 (Mojave) Filesystem Sandbox with R / RStudio

Escaping the macOS 10.14 (Mojave) Filesystem Sandbox with R / RStudio

| | macos, R
If you’re an R/RStudio user who has migrated to Mojave (macOS 10.14) or are contemplating migrating to it, you will likely eventually run into an issue where you’re trying to access resources ...
GeoJSON  Version of CBC Quebec Ridings Hex Cartograms with  Example Usage in R

GeoJSON Version of CBC Quebec Ridings Hex Cartograms with Example Usage in R

| | cartography, ggplot, R
The CBC covered the recent (as of the original post-time on this blog entry) Quebec elections and used a well-crafted hex grid map to display results: They have a great ‘splainer on ...
Quick Hit: Using the New Equal Earth Projection in R

Quick Hit: Using the New Equal Earth Projection in R

| | cartography, R
In my semi-daily run of brew update I noticed that proj4 had been updated to 5.2. I kinda “squeee“‘d since (as the release notes show) the Equal Earth projection was added to ...
Taking a Tour of the Pirate Ship ‘GitHub DMCA’ with R

Taking a Tour of the Pirate Ship ‘GitHub DMCA’ with R

| | R, TLAPD
Despite having sailed through the core components of this year’s Talk Like A Pirate Day R post time has been an enemy of late so this will be a short post that ...
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Access the Internet Archive Advanced Search/Scrape API with wayback (+ a links to a new vignette & pkgdown site)

| | R
The wayback🔗 package has had an update to more efficiently retrieve mementos and added support for working with the Internet Archive’s advanced search+scrape API. Search/Scrape The search/scrape interface lets you examine the ...
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The Evolution of Data Literacy at the U.S. Department of Energy + Finding Power Grid Cyber Attacks in a Data Haystack

| | data wrangling, R
I was chatting with some cyber-mates at a recent event and the topic of cyber attacks on the U.S. power-grid came up (as it often does these days). The conversation was brief, ...
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Driving Drill Dynamically with Docker and Updating Storage Configurations On-the-fly with sergeant

| | Apache Drill, drill, R
The sergeant🔗 package has a minor update that adds REST API coverage for two “new” storage endpoints that make it possible to add, update and remove storage configurations on-the-fly without using the ...
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Simplifying World Tile Grid Creation with geom_wtg()

| | ggplot, R
Nowadays (I’ve seen that word used so much in journal articles lately that I could not resist using it) I’m using world tile grids more frequently as the need arises to convey ...
Friday #rstats twofer: Finding macOS 32-bit apps & Processing Data from System Commands

Friday #rstats twofer: Finding macOS 32-bit apps & Processing Data from System Commands

| | Apple, macos, R
Apple has run the death bell on 32-bit macOS apps and, if you’re running a recent macOS version on your Mac (which you should so you can get security updates) you likely ...
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