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R issues with Portuguese diacritics

June 21, 2014
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I started writing in Portuguese (á, é, í, ó, ú, ç, etc.) inside R for MAC, but I receive some encoding issues, so I managed to fix it at once by simply typing the following command in the terminal: defaults write org.R-project.R force.LANG en_US.UTF-8

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More on TV Ads and Presidential Elections

June 4, 2014
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In my last post, I was telling about the Brazilian influential incentives for parties to coalesce based on the share of TV advertising a party holds. I just played around with those data I have gathered to produce the following chart. It's not colors-representative of the parties, which would take a while to adjust. The

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2014 Brazilian Election

April 24, 2014
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2014 Brazilian Election

Election is coming soon in Brazil and this is told to be The Election for both the ruling party and the opposition. However, I don't believe to see any surprise in the reelection plans of the incumbent president, Dilma Rousseff, though all past demonstrations, poorly on economic scorecard, and the atypical election where the two

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