290 search results for "animation"

Extracting the Epidemic Model: Going Beyond Florence Nightingale Part II

February 7, 2013
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Extracting the Epidemic Model: Going Beyond Florence Nightingale Part II

This is the second of a two part reexamination of Florence Nightingale's data visualization based on her innovative cam diagrams (my term) shown in Figure 1. Figure 1. Nightingale's original cam diagrams (click to enlarge)RecapIn Part I, I showed that FN applied sectoral areas, rather than a pie chart or...

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Landmine detection revisited; the inverse unicorn problem

February 4, 2013
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Landmine detection revisited; the inverse unicorn problem

A couple weeks ago I wrote about an interesting idea to clear landmines using the power of the wind. A reader asked me to comment more on the value of using these wind-powered “Kafons” to do an initial assay of a suspected minefield, an idea I mentioned at the end of my video on the

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Animated graphs, another alternative for Data Visualization

January 24, 2013
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Animated graphs, another alternative for Data Visualization

The world of Data Visualization offers infinite variants to display our Data. However, there is still some reluctance in exploiting all the possibilities that computers give us nowadays in this field, probably not because of a rejection of novelties but … Continue reading →

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What The Smeg? Some Text Analysis of the Red Dwarf Scripts

January 4, 2013
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Introduction Just as Pocket fundamentally changed my reading behaviour, I am finding that now having Netflix (and even before that, other downloadable or streaming digital content) is really changing my behaviour as far as television is concerned. Where watching TV used to be an affair of browsing through 500 channels and complaining there was nothing on, now with the...

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How to make your own 3-D sculpture with R

January 4, 2013
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How to make your own 3-D sculpture with R

We've mentioned before how you can use R to design 3-D objects. Now, thanks to the latest version of the rgl package, you can produce real-world 3-D objects with R as well. The rgl package has long made it possible to create virtual 3-D objects in R, and export them as animations like this: But now, package author Duncan...

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Producing animated GIFs and Videos

January 2, 2013
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Producing animated GIFs and Videos

It took me a while to figure out how to use the animation package on my Windows OS. In making an animated GIF, the problem seems to have been quite simple in the end (and I should have been more patient in reading the instructions!) - Following installation of the program ImageMagick, one has...

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Political revolutions on Twitter, visualized with R

December 13, 2012
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Twitter has become a powerful medium for organizing and communicating with factions during popular uprisings: the crisis in Egypt, the uprising in Syria, the revolution in Iran, and other conflicts all around the world. Twitter's effectiveness relies on its ability for the various factions to self-organize and to fight the information battle in social media. Esteban Moro Egido, a...

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Brownian motion simulation in R

December 2, 2012
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Brownian motion simulation in R

I have based this post on a very useful piece of code which basically is the core of my own implementation of a Brownian Motion simulation in R. The original reference code <- http://landshape.org/enm/r-code-for-brownian-motion/According to Wik...

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The tools in an R package developer’s toolbox

November 29, 2012
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The tools in an R package developer’s toolbox

Yihui Xie is the creator of several popular R packages, including knitr, animation and cranvas. In an interview with The Setup, he shares some of the software and hardware he uses in his data-to-day work, including (of course) R: For programming and data analysis, I primarily use R since I'm a statistician. I have created a bunch of R...

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Applications open for 2013 John M Chambers Statistical Software Award

November 26, 2012
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In 1998, John Chambers won the ACM Software Systems award for the S language, which the ACM heralded as having "forever altered how people analyze, visualize, and manipulate data". The R language is "not unlike S", and John continues pushing the frontiers of statistical computing as a member of the R Core Group. Ang his legacy continues in another...

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