Michael Chirico

Michael Chirico

7 packages on CRAN

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Tools for working with Gustavo Niemeyer's geohash coordinate system, including API for interacting with other common R GIS libraries.

funchir

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YACFP (Yet Another Convenience Function Package). get_age() is a fast & accurate tool for measuring fractional years between two dates. abbr_to_colClass() is a much more concise way of feeding many types to a colClass argument in a data reader. stale_package_check() tries to identify any library() calls to unused packages.

vcov

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Methods for faster extraction (about 5x faster in a few test cases) of variance-covariance matrices and standard errors from models. Methods in the 'stats' package tend to rely on the summary method, which may waste time computing other summary statistics which are summarily ignored.

knitr

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Provides a general-purpose tool for dynamic report generation in R using Literate Programming techniques.

data.table

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Fast aggregation of large data (e.g. 100GB in RAM), fast ordered joins, fast add/modify/delete of columns by group using no copies at all, list columns, friendly and fast character-separated-value read/write. Offers a natural and flexible syntax, for faster development.

ggrepel

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Provides text and label geoms for 'ggplot2' that help to avoid overlapping text labels. Labels repel away from each other and away from the data points.

ghibli

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Colour palettes inspired by Studio Ghibli <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_Ghibli> films, ported to R for your enjoyment.