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Guide to using rOpenSci packages during the US Gov’t shutdown

October 8, 2013
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Note: This is cross-posted from the rOpenSci blog, which will update with this post when our technical snafu is fixed. With the US government shut down, many of the federal government provided data APIs are down. We write R packages to interact with m...

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Working with climate data from the web in R

August 17, 2013
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Working with climate data from the web in R

I recently attended ScienceOnline Climate, a conference in Washington, D.C. at AAAS. You may have heard of the ScienceOnline annual meeting in North Carolina - this was one of their topical meetings focused on Climate Change. I moderated a session on working with data from the web in R, focusing on climate data. Search Twitter for...

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Working with climate data from the web in R

August 17, 2013
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Working with climate data from the web in R

I recently attended ScienceOnline Climate, a conference in Washington, D.C. at AAAS. You may have heard of the ScienceOnline annual meeting in North Carolina - this was one of their topical meetings focused on Climate Change. I moderated a session on working with data from the web in R, focusing on climate data. Search Twitter for...

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R ecology workshop

July 31, 2013
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R ecology workshop

After my presentation yesterday to a group of grad students on R resources, I did a presentation today on intro to R data manipulation, visualizations, and analyses/visualizations of biparite networks and community level analyses (diversity, rarefactio...

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R ecology workshop

July 31, 2013
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R ecology workshop

After my presentation yesterday to a group of grad students on R resources, I did a presentation today on intro to R data manipulation, visualizations, and analyses/visualizations of biparite networks and community level analyses (diversity, rarefactio...

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R resources

July 30, 2013
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R resources

I'm doing a presentation today to grad students on R resources. I have been writing HTML presentations recently, but some great tools are now available to convert text that is easy to read and write to presentations. RStudio has something called R pr...

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R resources

July 30, 2013
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R resources

I'm doing a presentation today to grad students on R resources. I have been writing HTML presentations recently, but some great tools are now available to convert text that is easy to read and write to presentations. RStudio has something called R pr...

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R to GeoJSON

June 30, 2013
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GitHub recently introduced the ability to render GeoJSON files on their site as maps here, and recently introduced here support for TopoJSON, an extension of GeoJSON can be up to 80% smaller than GeoJSON, support for other file extensions (.topojson and .json), and you can embed the maps on other sites (so awesome). The underlying...

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R to GeoJSON

June 30, 2013
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UPDATE As you can see in Patrick's comment below you can convert to GeoJSON format files with rgdal as an alternative to calling the Ogre web API described below. See here for example code for converting to GeoJSON with rgdal. GitHub recently introduced the ability to render GeoJSON files on their site as maps here, and recently...

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Put some cushions on the sofa

June 21, 2013
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I posted earlier this week about sofa (here), introducing a package I started recently that interacts with CouchDB from R. There's been a fair amount of response at least in terms of page views, so I'll take that as a sign to keep going. One thing that would be nice while you are CouchDB-ing is to interact with local...

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