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Complete monitoring stack for ShinyProxy on Kubernetes

on September 22, 2022

Introduction For some time now, ShinyProxy is able to export metrics using Prometheus. After releasing this feature, we provided a dashboard for Grafana to visualize these metrics. Although this provides a good basis to build a monitoring setup around ShinyProxy, it does not provide insights in logs or resource usage of individual apps. To fill this gap, we are publishing a GitHub repository containing a comprehensive monitoring set up for ShinyProxy on Kubernetes.

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New nonlinear least squares solvers in R with {gslnls}

on May 17, 2022

Introduction Solving a nonlinear least squares problem consists of minimizing a least squares objective function made up of residuals $g_1(\boldsymbol{\theta}), \ldots, g_n(\boldsymbol{\theta})$ that are nonlinear functions of the parameters of interest $\boldsymbol{\theta} = (\theta_1,\ldots, \theta_p)'$: $$ \boldsymbol{\theta}^* \ = \ \arg \min_{\boldsymbol{\theta}} \frac{1}{2} \Vert g(\boldsymbol{\theta}) \Vert^2 $$ In the context of regression, this problem is usually formulated as: $$ \begin{align} \boldsymbol{\theta}^* & \ = \ \arg \min_{\boldsymbol{\theta}} \frac{1}{2} \Vert \boldsymbol{y} - f(\boldsymbol{\theta}) \Vert^2 \\ & \ = \ \arg \min_{\boldsymbol{\theta}} \frac{1}{2} \sum_{i = 1}^n (y_i - f_i(\boldsymbol{\theta}))^2 \end{align} $$

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Rotating log files in Rust, and reassembling them for inspection

on February 15, 2022

Context Open Analytics is working on a huge data processing pipeline in the context of high-content imaging. The latest work to this end is a new product that will work in conjunction with Phaedra as part of the pipeline which now covers much more ground than before. The entire backend of this new component is written in Rust and consists of several web servers. Proper log rotation has been a focus as of late, since it is critical to be able to keep on top of things in this massive processing pipeline.

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ShinyProxy 2.6.0

on November 8, 2021

ShinyProxy 2.6.0 Today we release version 2.6.0 of ShinyProxy which includes over forty improvements. ShinyProxy is a novel, open source platform to deploy Shiny apps for the enterprise or larger organizations. Nevertheless, ShinyProxy is also an excellent choice for deploying a handful of apps in smaller organizations. While ShinyProxy is generally used to host Shiny applications, it has always been designed with the idea to host any application that can be packaged into a Docker container.

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