Motivation I believe the most common discussion on data science teams is R vs Python. I saw myself in some of these discussions a couple of times and my position is always “Why not use both?”. The idea of this post is not to compare R vs Python but to show how easy it is to integrate both languages using APIs (LIKE A PRO), this way we can use the best of each.
Motivation Recently I was introduced by some friends to the GitHub Actions and how it could help me execute tasks like: deploy my Shiny Apps, deploy this Blogdown, perform automated tests in packages, refresh data, and more. So, I decided to give it a try, and it was so simple and saved me so many work hours that I decided to write this post explaining how R developers can make good use of this amazing tool.
Overview The CSGo package is an R client for accessing Steam’s REST API specifically for the Counter-Strike Global Offensive Game (CS Go) data. Check out the Steam documentation website and the Package Page for more information. Installation To get the current released version from CRAN: install.packages("CSGo") To get the current development version from GitHub: # install.packages("devtools") devtools::install_github("adsoncostanzifilho/CSGo") Example The first step to use the CSGo package is to have your own credentials (API key) to pull the CSGo data from the Steam API.
Motivation If you are using a script more than 3 times it is time to create a function and if you are using a function in 3 different projects it is time to create a package. “I heard it from someone, but I don’t remember who..” Recently I experienced the whole flow to create a new R package with the help of amazing packages like devtools, usethis, pkgdown, and roxygen2.
Motivation I had the idea of writing some “walking through” about blogdown, first because it was my first time using the package and I still have all the necessary steps fresh in my mind and second because probably I will need to have it all documented if I decided to refresh this blog one day. Of course, there are a lot of great tutorials about blogdown over the internet (the blogdown book for example), but maybe someone could find this one easier in some way…