Execute SPARQL chunks in R Markdown

Coding in R is useless without interesting research questions; and even the best questions remain unanswered without data. RStudio provides a number of convenient ways to acces data, among which the possibility to write SQL code chunks in Rmarkdown, to run these chunks and to assign the value of the query result directly to a […]

Unknown column? Force encoding of an entire table from “unknown” to “UTF-8” in R on Windows

A common knitr issue on Windows Running R scripts on a Windows machine is equivalent to a dive into enconding hell. In effect, your non-English data most likely contains characters like Ä, ü, è or š, or even 语言. In all cases, the only serious way of dealing with these, in fact with any data […]