Monthly Archives: March 2013

Publishing Stats for Analytic Reuse – FAOStat Website and R Package

March 8, 2013
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Publishing Stats for Analytic Reuse – FAOStat Website and R Package

How can stats and data publishers, from NGOs and (inter)national statistics agencies to scientific researchers, publish their data in a way that supports its analysis directly, as well as in combination with other datasets? Here’s one approach I learned about from Michael Kao of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation statistics division, FAOStat. At first

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Cool GSS training video! And cumulative file 1972-2012!

March 8, 2013
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Felipe Osorio made the above video to help people use the General Social Survey and R to answer research questions in social science. Go for it! Meanwhile, Tom Smith reports: The initial release of the General Social Survey (GSS), cumulative file for 1972-2012 is now on our website. Codebooks and copies of questionnaires will be The post Cool...

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Data Visualization: Shiny Democratization

March 8, 2013
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Data Visualization: Shiny Democratization

In organizing Data Visualization DC we focus on three themes: The Message, The Process, The Psychology. In other words, ideas and examples of what can be communicated, the tools and know-how to get it done, and how best to communicate. We know intuitively and from experience that the best communication comes in the form of visualizations, and we...

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Visualizing rOpenSci collaboration

March 8, 2013
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Visualizing rOpenSci collaboration

We (rOpenSci) have been writing code for R packages for a couple years, so it is time to take a look back at the data. What data you ask? The commits data from GitHub ~ data that records who did what and when. Using the Github commits API we can gather data on who commited code to a...

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Visualizing rOpenSci collaboration

March 8, 2013
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Visualizing rOpenSci collaboration

We (rOpenSci) have been writing code for R packages for a couple years, so it is time to take a look back at the data. What data you ask? The commits data from GitHub ~ data that records who did what and when. Using the Github commits API we can gather data on who commited code to a...

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Visualizing rOpenSci collaboration

March 8, 2013
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Visualizing rOpenSci collaboration

We (rOpenSci) have been writing code for R packages for a couple years, so it is time to take a look back at the data. What data you ask? The commits data from GitHub ~ data that records who did what and when. Using the Github commits API we can gather data on who commited code to a...

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From OpenOffice noob to control freak: A love story with R, LaTeX and knitr

March 8, 2013
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From OpenOffice noob to control freak: A love story with R, LaTeX and knitr

Lately I had to write a seminar paper for a class and I decided to overdo it.But let's start at the very beginning. Here is my evolution of how I used to write stuff and how I got from this:to that:School: OpenOffice - I guess everyone has some&nb...

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ddply in action

March 7, 2013
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ddply in action

Top Batting Averages Over Time Top Batting Averages Over Time reference:http://www.baseball-databank.org/ ShortI'm going to use plyr and ggplot2 to look at how top batting averages have changed over time First load the data: options(width = 100)library(ggplot2) ## Warning message: package 'ggplot2' was built under R version 2.14.2 library(plyr)data(baseball)head(baseball) ## ...

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geom_point Legend with Custom Colors in ggplot

March 7, 2013
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geom_point Legend with Custom Colors in ggplot

Formerly, I showed how to make line segments using ggplot.Working from that previous example, there are only a few things we need to change to add custom colors to our plot and legend in ggplot.First, we'll add the colors of our choice. I'll do th...

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ggplot ggoldy

March 7, 2013
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ggplot ggoldy

One of my graduate students worked some ggplot magic and created an almost Light Bright-esqe plot of our very own Goldy Gopher. She also, thoughtfully, published a tutorial on her blog. Read and enjoy!

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