Installing a Specific Version of R on Ubuntu

I just blindly accepted to install all updates on my Ubuntu machine, and one of those updates was to R version 3.1.3, which doesn't have all of the packages I want to use ported to it yet. So I had to roll back my installation of R. Here is how you do that...   Uninstall […]

OpenCPU Server on AWS: Accessing R via an API

Motivation and Use Case Developer - Suppose you're an app developer and want to take advantage of code someone wrote in R. You have no interest in learning R, nor whatever that fancy statistical algorithm does. You just want to call and API and get the answer.  Black boxes are fine with you, provided that black box […]

Lazy Man's Install of RStudio Server on EC2

Let’s say you have a large job to process with R, but the hardware on your laptop just isn’t cutting it. One solution is to spin up an AWS EC2 server, install R, and run your process on a temp server that you can use for a short amount of time. Currently, AWS has a […]

A Gentle Intro to R for SQL Programmers

The target audience of this tutorial is someone who knows SQL, but wants to start using R. I originally created this code as an intro to R for people on my team who were great with SQL, but started to deal with data outside of a database and still wanted to use SQL. Here is […]