Real Pirate Attacks, Charted with R

September 19, 2013

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

To mark Talk Like a Pirate Day, Bob Rudis uses R to animate a map of the cumulative real-world pirate attacks since 1978:

Pirate attacksLooks like the Carribean and the West Indes, traditional pirate haunts, are still active. But the real hot-spot in modern times is Africa. Find the R code behind the animation at the blog post linked below. Animated IRL Pirate Attacks In R

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