FeatureTerminatoR – a package to remove unimportant variables from statistical and machine learning models automatically

The motivation for this package is simple, while there are many packages that do similar things, few of them perform automated removal of the features from your models. This was the motivation, plus having them all in one location to enable you to easily find them, otherwise you would be looking through Caret, Tidymodels and…

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OddsPlotty has landed on CRAN

I am so excited that my package OddsPlotty has landed on CRAN. This was a package I worked on when I was doing lots of multiple comparisons of logistic regression models and wanted a way to visualise the odds ratios on a graph i.e. an odds plot. This package allows for the generation of odds…

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DTPlyr – easier data.table for DPLYR users

Do you program in R and normally use DPLYR for data wrangling, manipulation or whatever term you call it? Have you heard all the hype about data.table and how this package can significantly improve the performance run time of your R scripts? Have you been meaning to get round to learning data.table and have never…

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Build and improve a Machine Learning Classification model with TidyModels and R

These set of tutorial arose through my desire to use as many machine learning packages as possible. My favourites still remain tensorflow, caret, sci-kit learn and now TidyModels. Why TidyModels? Instead of replacing the modelling package, tidymodels replaces the interface. Better said, tidymodels provides a single set of functions and arguments to define a model. It then fits the…

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NHSDataDictionaRy is back on CRAN

The NHSDataDictionaRy package is now back on CRAN, and I am pleased as punch. This update contains the OpenSafely scraper to get data from the website for lookups developed by Ben Goldacre’s team. Why did it disappear? The package disappeared due to me taking it down for major script and function updates. This has now…

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