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Create simple brand color themes in Data Studio

In this post, I will show you how to get your brand colors as a customized theme in Data Studio super easily. Imagine never having to type in one color at a time again! So first things first. In order to get all the brand colors (or at least most ...
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Automatically store screenshots of your website with R

How cool would it be to be able to see how your, or anyone else's, website was presented on a specific day? With this script in R, I will show you how you can save screenshots of any website you want to and store the images in Google Cloud Storage, ...
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Sending error messages from R to Slack

When you're working with scheduled R scripts, it could be useful to get an alert when something goes wrong. Of course, there are ways to send emails, but wouldn't it be nice if your entire team could get a notice in real time in Slack instead (or as a complement ...
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Upload data from R to an HTML page with rmarkdown and ftpUpload

I just stumbled upon a new favorite function in R, the possibility to upload HTML files directly via FTP from the console. This means that you can create a script, extracting and cleaning data, then plot the relevant information and push it to a live web page on your domain, ...
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Create your own IMDB database in Google Cloud with R

Two of my biggest hobbies are watching movies/series and data. So not a big surprise that I wanted to get all the IMDB data into Google BigQuery. Once you have all the important data in BigQuery, you could easily search for anything you want to, e.g. movies that stars two ...
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Scheduling data imports in Google Cloud with RStudio – Part 2

Hopefully you just read the first part of this guide and are ready for implementing code on your virtual machine in order to schedule daily data imports to BigQuery. Authorizing access to applications First off we need to upload our JSON file to the machine. Simply click on "upload" in ...
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Scheduling data imports in Google Cloud with RStudio – Part 1

This post will guide you through the setup process for setting up a scheduler in Google Cloud with RStudio. I will also show you two use cases for what data you can import to Google BigQuery; Google Analytics (free version) and Google Search Console. If you manage to get this ...
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Using clipboard to import and export data in R

With this script you can create vectors or data frames in R simply by marking the data you want and copy it to the clipboard. Then one simple line in R will import the data from the clipboard and structure it correctly. This is super useful when working with Excel ...
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Scraping Trustpilot Reviews With R

First of all, I have to give a huge load of credit to Fredrik Cederlöf, who published a script for scraping Trustpilot that inspired me to write my own version that could scrape all relevant attributes for the reviews. If you're only interested in downloading the data you could simply ...
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Detailed Attribution in Google Analytics 360

Are you ready to get you mind blown away? This R script is probably the best script in the world. Well maybe not, but it's definitely up there in the top. What the script will produce is the output below. If you are currently using Google Analytics 360 and you ...
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