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Nifty Upcoming Enhancements to unpack/to

We have some really nifty upcoming enhancements to wrapr unpack/to.

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Monitoring for Changes in Distribution with Resampling Tests

A client recently came to us with a question: what’s a good way to monitor data or model output for changes? That is, how can you tell if new data is distributed differently from previous data, or if the distribution of scores returned by a model have changed? This client, like many others who have faced the same problem, simply checked whether the mean and standard deviation of the data had changed more than some amount, where the threshold value they checked against was selected in a more or less ad-hoc manner. But they were curious whether there was some other, perhaps more principled way, to check for a change in distribution.

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What is New For vtreat 1.5.2?

vtreat version 1.5.2 just became available from CRAN.

We have a logged a few improvement in the NEWS. The changes are small and incremental, as the package is already in a great stable state for production use.

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New improved cdata instructional video

We have a new improved version of the “how to design a cdata/data_algebra data transform” up!

The original article, the Python example, and the R example have all been updated to use the new video.

Please check it out!

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New Data Scientist Stickers

We have a new data scientist sticker!

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If you see Nina or John at a conference/MeetUp, please ask us for a sticker!

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wrapr Update: Removing Some Under-Used Functions and Classes

For the next version of the R package wrapr we are going to be removing a number of under-used functions/methods and classes. This update will likely happen in March 2020, and is the start of the wrapr 2.* series.

Most of the items being removed are different abstractions for helping with function composition. We ended up moving most of our work to category-theory based composition, so don’t think these various frameworks are needed any longer. If you have been using these items in your own projects, please reach out and we try and find a way to help you out.

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R Tip: Check What Repos You are Using

In a lot of our R writing we casually say “install from CRAN using install.packages('PKGNAME')” or “update your packages by using update.packages(ask = FALSE, checkBuilt = TRUE) (and answering ‘no’ to all questions about compiling).”

We recently became aware that for some users this isn’t complete advice.

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