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Using maps and ggplot2 to visualize college hockey championships

March 13, 2013
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Using maps and ggplot2 to visualize college hockey championships

Short: I plot the frequency of college hockey championships by state using the maps package, and ggplot2 Note: this example is based heavily on the example provided athttp://www.dataincolour.com/2011/07/maps-with-ggplot2/ data reference:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NCAA_Men%27s_Ice_Hockey_Championship Question of interestAs a good Minnesotan, I've believed for quite some time that the colder, Northern states enjoy a competitive advantage when it...

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Lipsyncing for your life: a survival analysis of RuPaul’s Drag Race

March 11, 2013
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Lipsyncing for your life: a survival analysis of RuPaul’s Drag Race

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I’m a big fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The transformation, the glamour, the sheer eleganza extravanga is something my life needs to interrupt the monotony of grad school. I was able to catch up on nearly four seasons in a little less than a month, and I’ve been watching the… Continue reading →

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Analyzing Monthly Expenses with a Pareto Chart

March 9, 2013
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Analyzing Monthly Expenses with a Pareto Chart

This month, ASQ CEO Paul Borawski encourages us to share stories about “quality solutions in unexpected places.” This is such a fun question, because now I’ll be noticing these unexpected gems all

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Data Visualization: Shiny Democratization

March 8, 2013
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Data Visualization: Shiny Democratization

In organizing Data Visualization DC we focus on three themes: The Message, The Process, The Psychology. In other words, ideas and examples of what can be communicated, the tools and know-how to get it done, and how best to communicate. … Continue reading → The post Data Visualization: Shiny Democratization appeared first on Data Community DC.

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Publishing Stats for Analytic Reuse – FAOStat Website and R Package

March 8, 2013
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Publishing Stats for Analytic Reuse – FAOStat Website and R Package

How can stats and data publishers, from NGOs and (inter)national statistics agencies to scientific researchers, publish their data in a way that supports its analysis directly, as well as in combination with other datasets? Here’s one approach I learned about from Michael Kao of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation statistics division, FAOStat. At first

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All That Glitters

March 3, 2013
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All That Glitters

"The law itself follows Gold" Sextus Propertius.But what about stocks, bonds and real estate? Do they follow Gold too? Using the correlation data from my previous post, The Financial Crisis on Tape Part I, this question is easy to investigate. Indeed, ...

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Tools for making a paper

March 1, 2013
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Since it seems to be the fashion, here’s a post about how I make my academic papers. Actually, who am I trying to kid? This is also about how I make slides, letters, memos and “Back in 10 minutes” signs to pin on the door. Nevertheless it’s for making academic papers that I’m going to

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Data Visualization: Shiny Spiced Consulting

March 1, 2013
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If you haven’t already heard, RStudio has developed an incredibly easy way to deploy R on the web with its Shiny Package. For those who have heard, this really isn’t new as bloggers have already been blogging about it for some … Continue reading → The post Data Visualization: Shiny Spiced Consulting appeared first on Data Community DC.

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Classifying Emails as Spam or Ham using RTextTools

February 28, 2013
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Recently, I had read an article on R-bloggers, titled Classifying Breast Cancer as Benign or Malignent using RTextTools by Timothy P. Jurka, who is the author of both that article and the RTextTools package. Having reproduced the results using the...

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Non-Linear Curve Fitting is Nature Publication Worthy?

February 27, 2013
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Non-Linear Curve Fitting is Nature Publication Worthy?

Someone needs to explain to me why this is a Nature publication ...Granted it is Nature Protocols which started its publication run when I was in grad school and is likely less high-impact as full blown Nature.  Seriously tough - using the So...

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