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R trends in 2015 (based on cranlogs)

January 20, 2016
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It is always fun to look back and reflect on the past year. Inspired by Christoph Safferling's post on top packages from published in 2015, I decided to have my own go at the top R trends of 2015. Contrary to Safferling's post I'll try to also (1) look at packages from previous years that hit the big...

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Health Care Indicators in Utah Counties

January 10, 2016
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Health Care Indicators in Utah Counties

The state of Utah (my adopted home) has an Open Data Catalog with lots of interesting data sets, including a collection of health care indicators from 2014 for the 29 counties in Utah. The observations for each county include measurements such as the infant mortality rate, the percent of people who don’t have insurance, what percent of...

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Zellingenach: A visual exploration of the spatial patterns in the endings of German town and village names in R

January 3, 2016
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Zellingenach: A visual exploration of the spatial patterns in the endings of German town and village names in R

Moritz Stefaner started off 2016 with a very spiffy post on “a visual exploration of the spatial patterns in the endings of German town and village names”. Moritz was exploring some new data processing & visualization tools for the post, but when I saw what he was doing I wondered how hard it would be

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A Visualization of World Cuisines

December 28, 2015
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A Visualization of World Cuisines

In a previous post, we had ‘mapped’ the culinary diversity in India through a visualization of food consumption patterns. Since then, one of the topics in my to-do list was a visualization of world cuisines. The primary question was similar to that asked of the Indian cuisine: Are cuisines of geographically and culturally closer regions

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Analyzing networks of characters in ‘Love Actually’

December 25, 2015
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Analyzing networks of characters in ‘Love Actually’

Every Christmas Eve, my family watches Love Actually. Objectively it’s not a particularly, er, good movie, but it’s well-suited for a holiday tradition. (Vox has got my back here). Even on the eighth or ninth viewing, it’s impressive what an intricate network of characters it builds. This got me wondering how we could visualize the connections quantitatively, based...

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Modeling How Consumers Simplify the Purchase Process by Copying Others

December 23, 2015
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Modeling How Consumers Simplify the Purchase Process by Copying Others

A Flower That Fits the BillMarketing borrows the biological notion of coevolution to explain the progressive "fit" between products and consumers. While evolutionary time may seem a bit slow for product innovation and adoption, the same metaphor can be...

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The Topology Underlying the Brand Logo Naming Game: Unidimensional or Local Neighborhoods?

December 4, 2015
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The Topology Underlying the Brand Logo Naming Game: Unidimensional or Local Neighborhoods?

You can find the app on iTunes and Google Play. It's a game of trivial pursuits - here's the logo, now tell me the brand. Each item is scored as right or wrong, and the players must take it all very seriously for there is a Facebook page with cheat she...

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Countries of refugees to the US in 2014 and their destinations

November 20, 2015
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A tweet from Kyle Walker introduced me to data from the Office of Refugee Resettlement from the US Department of Health and Human Services. Using multiple R packages such as shiny, rCharts, rcdimple, leaflet, and d3heatmap, this post looks at the count...

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Countries of refugees to the US in 2014 and their destinations

November 19, 2015
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A tweet from Kyle Walker introduced me to data from the Office of Refugee Resettlement from the US Department of Health and Human Services. Using multiple R packages such as shiny, rCharts, rcdimple, leaflet, and d3heatmap, this post looks at the countries of 69,986 refugees in 2014 and their destinations in the US. All charts are interactive...

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A two-hour introduction to data analysis in R

November 9, 2015
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A few weeks ago I gave a two-hour Introduction to R workshop for the Master of Engineering Management students at Duke. The session was organized by the student-led Career Development and Alumni Relations committee within this program. The slides for the … Continue reading →

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