1210 search results for "maps"

Climatic Change At A Glance

January 7, 2016
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Climatic Change At A Glance

Mmm. Lost a planet, Master Obi-Wan has. How embarrassing (Yoda, Attack Of The Clones) Some time ago I published this post in KDnuggets in which I analyze historical temperatures to show how we are gradually heading toward a warmer planet. Simple data science to obtain a simple (and increasingly accepted) conclusion: the global warming is … Continue reading...

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purrr 0.2.0

January 6, 2016
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purrr 0.2.0

I’m pleased to announce purrr 0.2.0. Purrr fills in the missing pieces in R’s functional programming tools, and is designed to make your pure (and now) type-stable functions purrr. I’m still working out exactly what purrr should do, and how it compares to existing functions in base R, dplyr, and tidyr. One main insight that

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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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This Is the Place, Apparently

January 2, 2016
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This Is the Place, Apparently

My family and I moved to Utah about 5 years ago and we have found ourselves thoroughly in love in with our new home state. I didn’t know much about it before we began the process of contemplating a move here, and I find that is often true of many people. Let’s use some choropleth maps and demographic exploration...

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Sentiment Analysis on Donald Trump using R and Tableau

January 2, 2016
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Sentiment Analysis on Donald Trump using R and Tableau

Recently, the presidential candidate Donal Trump has become controversial. Particularly, associated with his provocative call to temporarily bar Muslims from entering the US, he has faced strong criticism. Some of the many uses of social media analytics is sentiment analysis where we evaluate whether posts on a specific issue are positive or negative. We can

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World Map Panel Plots with ggplot2 2.0 & ggalt

December 29, 2015
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World Map Panel Plots with ggplot2 2.0 & ggalt

James Austin (@awhstin) made some #spiffy 4-panel maps with base R graphics but also posited he didn’t use ggplot2 because: …ggplot2 and maps currently do not support world maps at this point, which does not give us a great overall view. That is certainly a box I would not put ggplot2 into, especially with the

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“Mapmaking in R with Choroplethr” is now out!

December 29, 2015
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“Mapmaking in R with Choroplethr” is now out!

I am happy to announce that my new course, Mapmaking in R with Choroplethr, is now available. In honor of its launch I am offering a 15% discount to anyone who purchases before January 1. You will also be able to attend a Q&A webinar with me on January 5th. Creating this course has been The post

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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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ggplot 2.0.0

December 22, 2015
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I’m very pleased to announce the release of ggplot2 2.0.0. I know I promised that there wouldn’t be any more updates, but while working on the 2nd edition of the ggplot2 book, I just couldn’t stop myself from fixing some long standing problems. On the scale of ggplot2 releases, this one is huge with over

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Buzzfeed uses R for Data Journalism

December 18, 2015
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Buzzfeed uses R for Data Journalism

Buzzfeed isn't just listicles and cat videos these days. Science journalist Peter Aldhous recently joined Buzzfeed's editorial team, after stints at Nature, Science and New Scientist magazines. He brings with him his data journalism expertise and R programming skills to tell compelling stories with data on the site. His stories, like this one on the rates of terrorism incidents...

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