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Calling R from the ERP – A dirty little hack

November 19, 2013
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Calling R from the ERP – A dirty little hack

Since I joined SAP around 2 years ago, I simply stopped using ABAP…even when I use it for almost 11 years when I was a consultant…A week ago, I was thinking about writing a new blog…something nice…some hacky…something that would allow me to just rest and don’t blog for the rest of the year…I thought about ERP and R…while...

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Curve sketching for calculus

November 18, 2013
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Curve sketching for calculus

This is a short post for my students in the CUNY MS Data Analytics program on sketching curves in R. …Continue reading »

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Towards the R package emdat: Losses from Global Disasters, Part 1

November 18, 2013
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The International Disaster Database, EM-DAT from the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED, Belgium) is often used as a reference for losses on human life and property resulting from natural and man-made disasters. This databa...

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Data Textualisation – Making Human Readable Sense of Data

November 18, 2013
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Data Textualisation – Making Human Readable Sense of Data

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but whilst many of us may get a pre-attentive gut reaction reading from a data set visualised using a chart type we’re familiar with, how many of us actually take the time to read a chart thoroughly and maybe verbalise, even if only to ourselves, what the

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Using R: Coloured sizeplot with ggplot2

November 17, 2013
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Using R: Coloured sizeplot with ggplot2

Someone asked about this and I though the solution with ggplot2 was pretty neat. Imagine that you have a scatterplot with some points in the exact same coordinates, and to reduce overplotting you want to have the size of the dot indicating the number of data points that fall on it. At the same time

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What makes us happy? Let’s look at data to find out.

November 13, 2013
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What makes us happy?  Let’s look at data to find out.

I’ve had a lot of different jobs over the past 4 years, and I’ve had some incredible experiences along the way. Lately, I’ve been struggling with what to do next. Or perhaps more accurately, I’ve been struggling with how to de...

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What makes us happy? Lets look at data to find out.

November 13, 2013
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What makes us happy?  Lets look at data to find out.

I've had a lot of different jobs over the past 4 years, and I've had some incredible experiences along the way. Lately, I've been struggling with what to do next. Or perhaps more accurately, I've been struggling with how to decide what to do next. Decisions that seem obvious in hindsight are tough to come to grips with beforehand,...

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Parallel R (and air travel)

Parallel R (and air travel)

My heart sinks a little when I check on my laptop in the morning and the computation I started the night before still hasn’t finished. Even when the data I’m playing with isn’t particularly.... large... (I’m not going to say it), I have a knack for choosing expensive algorithms late at night. Because of my »more

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What makes us happy? Lets look at data to find out.

November 13, 2013
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What makes us happy? Lets look at data to find out.

I've had a lot of different jobs over the past 4 years, and I've had some incredible experiences along the way. Lately, I've been struggling with what to do next. Or perhaps more accurately, I've been struggling with how to decide what to do next. Deci...

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Animated Twitter Networks

November 11, 2013
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Animated Twitter Networks

In this blogpost I presented a visualization made with R that shows how almost the whole world expresses its attention to political crises abroad. Here’s another visualization with Tweets in October 2013 that referred to the Lampedusa tragedy in the Mediterranean. But this transnational public space isn’t quite as static as it

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