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Hacker News User Base Changed?

July 26, 2010
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Hacker News User Base Changed?

There are lots of references on Hacker news to the fact that the "good old days" are gone and that the character of the site has changed since it started.  The visualization above was based on a sample of users that posted on the site in recent ti...

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R Chart

July 24, 2010
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R Chart

Been meaning to write this for awhile...An R-Chart is a statistical quality assurance tool used to determine if a process is stable (and predictable).  It is intended to maintain and improve the quality of a process (a more formal definition is av...

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Thoroughly Unusual Itches

July 23, 2010
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Thoroughly Unusual Itches

I have found myself over the years in a rather awkward situation.  I work in old-school, bricks and mortar industry IT shops for the most part.  However, I love many open source projects and identify with many of the values of start up cultur...

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BP Oil and Gas Recovery

July 21, 2010
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BP Oil and Gas Recovery

As mentioned in a previous post, the US Department of Energy has been providing data about the Deepwater Horizon as it becomes available.  Recently, the amount of oil and gas recovered was made available.  The spreadsheet includes a grap...

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Analyze Online R User Conference Data

July 19, 2010
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Analyze Online R User Conference Data

The R User Conference 2010 will be underway shortly - and what better way to commemorate the event than to  blast out some R code related to the conference?  HTML tables on websites for the past three years list participants an...

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What (Search Engines Think) People Want

July 17, 2010
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What (Search Engines Think) People Want

R O How G8 U R!Hey, R U there? Having used the R language for awhile now, I would like to let you know that R works - in fact R works really well. If you keep up with R news this should be no surprise...this is, after all...an r blog! R and R alone c...

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Maps, Geocoding, and the R User Conference 2010

July 14, 2010
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Maps, Geocoding, and the R User Conference 2010

The R User Conference 2010 is scheduled for July 20-23, 2010.  Wanna know where?Although there are more sophisticated methods of mapping with R the maps package makes mapping activities straightforward.  A bit of XML and Google...

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Hierarchical Visualizations in R and the Javascript InfoVis Toolkit

July 12, 2010
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Hierarchical Visualizations in R and the Javascript InfoVis Toolkit

I love R.  It is really a great language and platform for statistical work and graphing.  But every technology has its limits - and other tools can be meet different needs.  So in this post, I will start with R and move on to the JavaScr...

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World Cup 2010 Statistics Plotted with R

July 11, 2010
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World Cup 2010 Statistics Plotted with R

Opta  agreed to let the UK Guardian Data Blog publish 2010 World Cup Team and Player statistics.  The data is available in a Google Docs spreadsheet.  There are two tabs on this spreadsheet - one is PLAYERS the other is TEAM st...

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World Government Data Store API (R and Ruby)

July 10, 2010
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World Government Data Store API (R and Ruby)

The UK Guardian Data Blog has great visualizations on the topics of the day - along with with specific references to data sets and online resources in use.  You can find out more about the origins and plans of this and related data sites in t...

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