Amazon Athena {dbplyr} Implicit Usage of Presto Functions and Making JSON Casting Great Again

I was chatting with a fellow Amazon Athena user and the topic of using Presto functions such as approx_distinct() via {d[b]plyr} came up and it seems it might not be fully common knowledge that any non-already translated function is passed to the destination intact. That means you can just “use” approx_distinct() and it will work… Continue reading

Parler Whack-a-Mole

(this is an unrolled Twitter thread converted to the blog since one never knows how long content will be preserved anywhere anymore) It looks like @StackPath (NetCDN[.]com redirects to them) is enabling insurrection-mongers. They’re fronting news[.]parler[.]com . It seems they (Parler) have a second domain dicecrm[.]com with the actual content, too. dicecrm[.]com is hosted in… Continue reading

Making It Easier To Experiment With Compiled Swift Code In R

The past two posts have (lightly) introduced how to use compiled Swift code in R, but they’ve involved a bunch of “scary” command line machinations and incantations. One feature of {Rcpp} I’ve always 💙 is the cppFunction() (“r-lib” zealots have a similar cpp11::cpp_function()) which lets one experiment with C[++] code in R with as little… Continue reading

Nos Autem Non In Antebellum; Bella Iam Inceperat

(Leading this with the periodic warning/reminder that this blog occasionally breaks from technical content and has category-based RSS feeds which can be used to ensure one never see non-technical content.) Every decent human (which excludes 74,222,958 🇺🇸 who voted for this, now 100% undeniable, traitor) with knowledge of this past week’s tragic events is likely… Continue reading