Plotting snippets, granular email notifications and guides · May 2022
thank you so much for your interested in DictionR! DictionR has so far received a much stronger demand than what I anticiped — which is definitely great news. As I promised during the launch three weeks ago, DictionR is evolving fast and the first issue of this update will demonstrate it.
From now on, you'll regularly receive updates like this one. They are designed to keep you updated on the new features and resources I've added to DictionR. You'll receive at most an update a month — it's neither in your interest or mine to spam you.
May 2022 has been a robust month for DictionR in terms of new features. I published the first guide and you now have an option to receive an email notification every single time I add a new snippet. I also simplified the URLs.
In terms of resources, as promised in the upcoming snippets page I've added snippets related to plotting — mostly related to legends in
ggplot2. The new snippets only cover a small part of
ggplot2 so there's a lot more to come. The snippet #62 will probably be the most used of the bunch.
You can find more details on these new features and new resources below.
If you know somebody who might be interested in DictionR, I would appreciate if you can forward them this update — or tell them about DictionR. I'm an independent economist and data scientist — which means I rely on word-to-mouth to turn DictionR into a success. Thanks!
Guides are probably the most important new feature of May 2022. Guides are pages where I organize all DictionR snippets related to a specific topic.
The first guide is focused on legends in
ggplot2 — which are not always easy to work with, in part due to the complexities and confusing langage of
More guides will follow soon.
Email notifications for every single new snippet
If you want to receive an email notification for every single new snippet I add to DictionR, it's now possible!
Considering it's a feature with potentially a pretty high volume of emails, these notifications are deactivated by default. To activate them, go to My account > Newsletters > Manage.
I simplified the structure of the URLs of the snippet pages. The URLs now only display the snippet ID instead of a trimmed down version of the snippet title.
The new format is easier to use (for you and me) and to setup (for me). It will also allow me to update more easily the snippet title without creating a gap between its title and its URL.
What I'm working on
- A (paginated) list of all the snippets
- A better way to display which library to load for a given snippet
- More guides
- Minor rebranding
- Better pagination