Bye bye Shareaholic

I just removed the WordPress Shareaholic plugin after I realised it injects unwanted content and external links into my site. See the screenshot below where it adds an unwanted link to KUpdates. In full honesty, would it be a link somehow related to what I write about, but this is about someone expecting twins! Unbelievable.

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Anyway, according to some other bloggers out there, the same plugin also injects unwanted tracking code and provides information on your visitors to other sites. I recommend everyone using Shareaholic to remove it immediately

This is the story of an originally nice plugin gone totally bad. Hopefully WordPress.org will also take a stand and remove it from their plugin directory. For sure it is gone forever from my sites.

Cheers,
Marco.

Pivot Tables in R with dplyr

The prolific Hadley Wickham did it again! This time he came up, together with Romain Francois, with an amazing library for data manipulation that turns the task of making Pivot Tables in R a real breeze. Enter dplyr. Along the lines of ggplot2, also from the same main author, dplyr implements a grammar of data manipulation and also introduces a new syntax using “pipe” operators.

Contine reading

R for Excel Users #5 – Manipulating Data Frames

Hello,
I just uploaded to YouTube a new episode of the series “R for Excel Users”. Today we will be looking at how to manipulate Data Frames in a proper and effective way. If you like this series and would like to be informed when new episodes are posted, you can subscribe to this blog through the subscription button on the right. Enjoy!
Ciao,
Marco.