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Visualizing Data with R and ggplot2 (video w/ slides)

December 18, 2009
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On December 3, 2009 I presented a brief talk at the NYC R meetup on how to create data visualizations with R using the immensely powerful ggplot2 package. The talk is very light on motivation but heavy on examples, so it may be more useful to those with some R and/or ggplot2 experience.

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Must-Have R Packages for Social Scientists

December 11, 2009
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Must-Have R Packages for Social Scientists

After recently having to think critically about the value of various R packages for social science research, I realized that others might find value in a post on “must-have” R packages for social scientists. After the immensely popular post on this topic for Python packages a follow-up seemed appropraite. If you conduct social

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Advanced SNA with R, via Harvard Political Nets Conference

December 7, 2009
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End of semester madness has begun, so posting will likely be light this week. To keep you busy, David Lazer recently posted the five video series of the Goudreau-Hunter tutorial on social network analysis using R from the 2009 Harvard Political Networks Conference. Each video run about 60 minutes, so these will literally provide hours

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My Five Rules for Data Visualization

December 3, 2009
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My Five Rules for Data Visualization

Tonight the NYC R Meetup will be discussing data visualization in R using ggplot2. As part of tonight’s meeting I will be providing a very brief show and tell, which includes mostly code examples and external resources. This exercise has had me thinking quite a bit about data visualization. In addition, a

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Network of People who Twitter about R

November 7, 2009
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On Tuesday I will be speaking to the Bay Area R group about doing social network analysis in R with igraph. During the talk I will (hopefully) be doing some live SNA on the audience using R and generating data via Twitter. As a preview, or small taste for those not able

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