Programming

Using dplyr and foreach to read in multiple data sets from disk

I had a student (Jack Fogliasso) bring me a problem from a Microbiology lab where they are trying to identify bacteria using lasers. One of the items they wanted to understand was the absorption rates of different wavelenghts. So they have a machine to do the lasering and it reads out a text file that of coures has a ton of meta data in it, is semi-colon delimited, and there’s one file per trial.

Getting Started with R and R Studio

Overview Instructions and links for downloading and installing the R Studio suite of awesomeness. Includes a brief walkthrough of R Studio R – The programming language. R Studio – A fantastic interface for coding in R. LaTeX – Required to create PDF reports. R Commander – A true to form GUI (point and click) for using R. (Optional) Program Installation Windows Download R from https://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/ Download R Studio Desktop (Free License) from http://www.

Fancifying Excel tables in R Markdown with kable_extra

I’m a big fan of automating all the things. Especially when it comes to teaching materials. I build my own course websites for each class I teach, where I post lecture materials, due dates and links to external resources. Posting it online instead of my campus’s LMS makes the materials accessible to not only my current students, but past and future students as well. I need a schedule, so do my students.