294 search results for "animation"

Have you ever heard about the ‘animation package’?

August 18, 2009
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Well, I had never heard about it, but this morning I was looking for some information about another package and I found and article about this interesting package at 'The R-Journal' (http://journal.r-project.org/), it was on the Vol. 8/2, October 2008, by Yihui Xie and Xiaoyue Cheng, and it says something like..."The animation package (Xie, 2008) uses graphical andother...

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A Letter of Recommendation for Nan Xiao

November 17, 2014
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A Letter of Recommendation for Nan Xiao

I hope my letter could boost this guy up like: I'm not sure if I'm a good observer, but time and time again I feel some people are undervalued, or they were not given better opportunities to show their value. Not surprisingly, I know quite a few such people in the Chinese R/stats community, mainly because of the...

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The reddit Front Page is Not a Meritocracy

November 6, 2014
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The reddit Front Page is Not a Meritocracy

I was pleasantly surprised when somebody shared my traveling salesman animation to reddit and the post made it all the way to reddit's default front page (i.e. the top 25). The gif racked up over 1.3 million pageviews on Imgur, a testament to reddit's traffic-generating prowess. Before the post made it to the front page, though, it was...

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Treasury yield curve from the Volcker era through Greenspan,…

November 5, 2014
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Treasury yield curve from the Volcker era through Greenspan,…

2006–2014 using FRBData 2006–2014 using FRBData packageTreasury yield curve from the Volcker era through Greenspan, Bernanke, and Yellen. require(YieldCurve) data(FedYieldCurve) maturities I can’t upload a larger view, but just run that code with a bigger width & height, you might get a ~10MB gif. I shrank it further with gifsicle. Here’s the animated history of the ECB yield curve,...

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Variability of weather forecasts

November 2, 2014
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Variability of weather forecasts

Have you wondered how stable are weather forecasts? Since curiosity + R = fun, let’s do a little test. I’ve used a function getWeatherForecast {SmarterPoland} (github release) to download weather forecasts from the Dark Sky API. Hourly forecasts are downloaded every 10 minutes and stored in this repository based on archivist package (it’s easier to

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In case you missed it: September 2014 Roundup

October 8, 2014
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from September of particular interest to R users. Norm Matloff argues that T-tests shouldn't be part of the Statistics curriculum and questions the "star system" for p-values in R. A nice video introduction to the dplyr package and the %>% operator, presented by Kevin Markham. An animation of police militarization...

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Plot Me Like a Hurricane (a.k.a. animating historical North Atlantic basin tropical storm tracks)

October 7, 2014
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Markus Gessman (@MarkusGesmann) did a beautiful job Visualising the seasonality of Atlantic windstorms using small multiples, which was inspired by both a post by Arthur Charpentier (@freakonometrics) on using Markov spatial processes to “generate” hurricanes—which was tweaked a bit by Robert Grant (@robertstats)—and Gaston Sanchez‘s Visualizing Hurricane Trajectories RPub. I have some history with hurricane

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Police militarization in the US, over time

September 26, 2014
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Police militarization in the US, over time

The militarization of local police departments here in the US has been much in the news lately, and the New York Times published in June an in-depth article on how materiel from wars has ended up in the hands of US counties. Besides the traditional reporting it's a fantastic piece of data journalism: the Times submitted a freedom-of-information request...

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Around the world in 80k miles

September 22, 2014
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Around the world in 80k miles

You're probably familiar with the classic Travelling Salesman problem: given (say) 20 cities, what is shortest route you can take that passes through all 20 cities and returns to the starting point? It's a difficult problem to solve, because you need to try all possible routes to find the minimum, and there are a LOT of possibilities. For a...

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“Do You Want to Steal a Snowman?” – A Look (with R) At TorrentFreak’s Top 10 PiRated Movies List #TLAPD

September 18, 2014
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“Do You Want to Steal a Snowman?” – A Look (with R) At TorrentFreak’s Top 10 PiRated Movies List #TLAPD

We leave the Jolly Roger behind this year and turn our piRate spyglass towards the digital seas and take a look at piRated movies as seen through the lens of TorrentFreak. The seasoned seadogs who pilot that ship have been doing a weekly “Top 10 Pirated Movies of the Week” post since early 2013, and...

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