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Customising lines and points with googleVis

May 6, 2014
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At the end of March Google released a new version of the Chart Tools API with new options for point shapes and line brushes. The arguments are called pointShape and lineDashStyle and can be set directly via googleVis. We published googleVis 0.5.2 on CR...

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R in Insurance 2014: Conference Programme & Abstracts

May 1, 2014
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R in Insurance 2014: Conference Programme & Abstracts

I am delighted to announce that the programme and abstracts for the second R in Insurance conference at Cass Business School in London, 14 July 2014, have been finalised. Register by the end of May to get the early bird booking fee.The organisers grate...

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Notes from the Tokyo R User Group meeting, 17 April 2014

April 21, 2014
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Notes from the Tokyo R User Group meeting, 17 April 2014

Last Thursday I had the pleasure to attend the Tokyo R user group meeting. And what a fun meeting it was! Over 40 R users had come together in central Tokyo. Yohei Sato, who organises the meetings, allowed me to talk a little about the recent developme...

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googleVis 0.5.1 released on CRAN

April 15, 2014
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googleVis 0.5.1 released on CRAN

GoogleVis 0.5.1 was released on CRAN yesterday. New Features New functions gvisSankey, gvisAnnotationChart, gvisHistogram,gvisCalendar and gvisTimeline to support the new Google charts of the same names (without 'gvis'). New demo Trendlines showing how...

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Annotation charts and histograms with googleVis

April 8, 2014
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After my posts on timeline, Sankey and calendar charts, this will be the last to introduce new chart types of the developer version of googleVis. Today I will give examples for the new annotation charts and histograms.Annotation chartsAnnotation charts...

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Calendar charts with googleVis

April 1, 2014
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Calendar charts with googleVis

My little series of posts about the new googleVis charts continues with calendar charts. Google's calendar charts are still in beta, but they provide already a nice heat map visualisation of calendar year data. The current development version of google...

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Sankey diagrams with googleVis

March 25, 2014
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Sankey diagrams with googleVis

Sankey diagrams are great for visualising flows from one set of data values to another. Although named after Irish Captain Matthew Henry Phineas Riall Sankey, who used this type of diagram in 1898 to show the energy efficiency of a steam engine, the best know Sankey diagram is probably Charles Minard's Map of Napoleon's Russian Campaign...

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Reminder: Abstract submission for the 2014 ‘R in Insurance’ conference will close this Friday

March 24, 2014
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Reminder: Abstract submission for the 2014 ‘R in Insurance’ conference will close this Friday

Don't forget, this is the final week you can submit an abstract for the second R in Insurance conference. For more details see http://www.rininsurance.com and perhaps for inspiration review last year's programme.

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Timeline charts with googleVis

March 18, 2014
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Last year at the Google I/O conference Mitchell Foley presented new developments of the Google Chart Tools API and one of the new features he mentioned were timeline charts (about 6 min into the talk). Timeline charts are a great way of visualising different dates/events over time and are now also supported by googleVis...

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googleVis code development moved to GitHub

March 11, 2014
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googleVis code development moved to GitHub

After nearly 4 years of developing googleVis on Google Code with SVN we decided to move to GitHub. The main reason was that Google stopped the facility of hosting pre-CRAN builds of the package for user testing. The devtools package on the other hand m...

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