This week I’m in the wonderful town of Glasgow giving a workshop on Applied Landscape Genetics to a wide and interesting population of researchers.
Here is the link to the content. If you are not taking it, you can follow along at your own pace, it is all available under the following CC-SA 4.0 license.
Ubuntu server is a nice platform for server-related activities. Here is a short tutorial of how I updated my most current version to the latest available by rstudio.org. Here is how I got it going.
If this is your first install, you need to grab the gdebi stuff
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core Next download the latest deb from rstudio. I typically like to try out the preview release, often stable enough to get what you want done while at the same time highlighting the latest features.
So as a way to expand some of the analytical tools we offer the students at my work, I’m developing a version of my Data Literacy course that will use Python as well as R. There is a lot of overlap in these two languages and both are of interest to our students as they develop their toolkits. This document walks through how to set up Pweave on your machine so you can engage in a little Literate Programming (trust me, it will make your life suck a lot less.
Being new to the Windows platform, I'm on the look for a good text editor that can do the myriad of tasks that we do each day. Notepad is not an option, let's be real. I'm looking for something that can be extended and has been designed from the bottom up for wrangling text and writing code. Ultimately, I would like something that is amenable to teaching both R and Python using a single interface.
OK, so I just ‘found‘ shiny and it has a lot of cool stuff to it. OK, I’ve known about it for a long time but have just had the opportunity to sit down and work it out and see how it can fit into the presentation and learning I’m trying to develop in my Applied Population Genetics online textbook. Here is a brief overview of how I set up the shiny server on my Ubuntu box that is hosting the book (so I can embed more interactivity in the display).