You can catch a bit of the @rOpenSci 2018 Unconference experience at home w with this short-ish ‘splainer video on how to use the new middlechild package (https://github.com/ropenscilabs/middlechild) & mitmproxy to automagically create reusable httr verb functions from manual browser form interactions.
The forthcoming RStudio 1.2 release has a new “Jobs” feature for running and managing background R tasks. I did a series of threaded screencaps on Twitter but that doesn’t do the feature justice. So I threw together a quick ‘splainer on how to run and Python (despite RStudio not natively supporting Python) code in the… Continue reading
A colleague asked if I would blog about how I crafted the grid of world tile grids in this post and I accepted the challenge. The technique isn’t too hard as it just builds on the initial work by Jon Schwabish and a handy file made by Maarten Lambrechts. The Premise For this particular use-case,… Continue reading
NOTE: There is some iframed content in this post and you can bust out of it if you want to see the document in a full browser window. Also, apologies for some lingering GitHub links. I’m waiting for all the repos to import into to other services and haven’t had time to setup my own… Continue reading
Most modern operating systems keep secrets from you in many ways. One of these ways is by associating extended file attributes with files. These attributes can serve useful purposes. For instance, macOS uses them to identify when files have passed through the Gatekeeper or to store the URLs of files that were downloaded via Safari… Continue reading
Regular readers will recall the “utility belt” post from back in April of this year. This is a follow-up to a request made asking for a list of all the % infix functions in those files. We’re going to: collect up all of the sources parse them find all the definitions of % infix functions… Continue reading
I’m going to (eventually) write a full post on the package I’m mentioning in this one : osqueryr🔗. The TLDR on osqueryr is that it is an R DBI wrapper (that has just enough glue to also be plugged into dbplyr) for osquery🔗. The TLDR on osquery is that it “exposes an operating system as… Continue reading
The cloc Perl script (yes, Perl!) by Al Danial (https://github.com/AlDanial/cloc) has been one of the go-to tools for generating code metrics. Given a single file, directory tree, archive, or git repo, cloc can speedily give you metrics on the count of blank lines, comment lines, and physical lines of source code in a vast array… Continue reading