Package Paths in R

Recently, while working on the Azure Data Lake R extension, I had to figure out a good way to create a zip file containing a package together with all its dependencies. This came down to understanding where does R store and search for packages. Despite the documentation, it did require additional reading and experimentation.

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2017 Winners and Losers

At this point it is pretty clear that the stock market was a yuge winner in 2017. So was bitcoin. How did other assets do? Currencies? Energies? Let’s take a look.

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Markets Performance after Election: One Year Update

Last week we crossed the one year mark after president’s election. Both in calendar days, November the 8th, and in terms of trading days – 252 (the average number of trading days per calendar year). I wanted to do a brief recap before leaving it to rest.

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Markets Performance after Election

Coming back to markets and trading (after a while), the feeling has been that the markets, and the economy as a whole, are doing good. How good? Since I haven’t been following things closely, I had to do some forensics.

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