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Subjective Ways of Cutting a Continuous Variables

December 2, 2014
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Subjective Ways of Cutting a Continuous Variables

You have probably seen @coulmont's maps. If you haven't, you should probably go and spend some time on his blog (but please, come back afterwards, I still my story to tell you). Consider for instance the maps we obtained for a post published in Monkey Cage, a few months ago, The codes were discussed on a blog post (I...

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Ants, snakes, and the hydrophobic-polar model

December 1, 2014
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Ants, snakes, and the hydrophobic-polar model

The other night I was reading Lesk’s Introduction to Protein Science, when I came across this diagram: A lattice model represents the structure of a protein as a connected set of points distributed at discrete and regular positions in space, with simplified interaction rules for calculating the energies of different conformations. For small lattice polymers, it is...

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R, an Integrated Statistical Programming Environment and GIS

November 27, 2014
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R, an Integrated Statistical Programming Environment and GIS

This article was originally published in Geoinformatics magazine. R is well known as a powerful, extensible and relatively fast statistical programming language and open software project with a command line interface (CLI). What is less well known is that R also has cutting edge spatial packages that allow it to behave as a fully featured Geographical Information System...

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Power Outage Impact Choropleths In 5 Steps in R (featuring rvest & RStudio “Projects”)

November 27, 2014
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Power Outage Impact Choropleths In 5 Steps in R (featuring rvest & RStudio “Projects”)

I and @awpiii were trading news about the power outages in Maine & New Hampshire last night and he tweeted the link to the @PSNH Outage Map. As if the Bing Maps tiles weren’t bad enough, the use of a categorical color scale instead of a sequential one caused sufficient angst that I whipped up

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Trading The Odds Volatility Risk Premium: Addressing Data Mining and Curve-Fitting

November 19, 2014
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Trading The Odds Volatility Risk Premium: Addressing Data Mining and Curve-Fitting

Several readers, upon seeing the risk and return ratio along with other statistics in the previous post stated that the … Continue reading →

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Moving The Earth (well, Alaska & Hawaii) With R

November 16, 2014
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Moving The Earth (well, Alaska & Hawaii) With R

In a previous post we looked at how to use D3 TopoJSON files with R and make some very D3-esque maps. I mentioned that one thing missing was moving Alaska & Hawaii a bit closer to the continental United States and this post shows you how to do that. The D3 folks have it easy.

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Basic mapping and attribute joins in R

November 9, 2014
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Basic mapping and attribute joins in R

This post is based on the free and open source Creating-maps-in-R teaching resource for introducing R as a command-line GIS. R is well known as an language ideally suited for data processing, statistics and modelling. R has a number of spatial packages, allowing analyses that would require hundreds of lines of code in other languages to be implemented with...

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solar navigation

November 9, 2014
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solar navigation

Introduction Solar altitude is a function of time, longitude and latitude, and so it can be possible to infer location based on measuring altitude as a function of time. This form of solar navigation can be based on sunrise and sunset times, at least on non-equinox days. I have explored this for a school-based project I call “SkyView” involving light sensors and Arduino microcontrollers,...

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Improving R Data Visualisations Through Design

November 6, 2014
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Improving R Data Visualisations Through Design

When I start an R class, one of my opening lines is nea

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The reddit Front Page is Not a Meritocracy

November 6, 2014
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The reddit Front Page is Not a Meritocracy

I was pleasantly surprised when somebody shared my traveling salesman animation to reddit and the post made it all the way to reddit's default front page (i.e. the top 25). The gif racked up over 1.3 million pageviews on Imgur, a testament to reddit's traffic-generating prowess. Before the post made it to the front page, though, it was...

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