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    MobileTrigger Setup: Run R Scripts, Models, Reports with Mobile Device

    Say hello to the MobileTrigger package. With it, you can run R scripts, models, and reports from a mobile device using e-mail triggers. In its debut offering, version 0.0.31 of the package provides List and Run trigger functions. The list function allows you to see available scripts, models, and reports. Complimenting list, the run function allows you to launch and interact with R while you're traveling and cannot be at your desk to run R directly. In this post, we'll cover MobileTrigger installation and setup. Follow-up articles will detail how to set up scripts, reports, and models for mobile execution and interaction. The Concept In Running Remote R Scripts with…

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    MailR SMTP Setup (Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo) | STARTTLS

    The mailR package allows you to easily send e-mails with R, but you need the right mailR SMTP settings. Getting the SMTP settings just right to establish a connection to e-mail hosts like Gmail, Outlook, or Yahoo can be challenging. This is especially true when there are some settings you need to change on the host side to make everything work. In this post, I'll show you how to connect to the major e-mail providers such as Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, Hotmail, and AOL. For each host, you'll get the SMTP host name, ports and login requirements. In addition, I'll show you how to deal with STARTTLS, the default secure communications…