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Animated US Hexbin Map of the Avian Flu Outbreak

June 7, 2015
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Animated US Hexbin Map of the Avian Flu Outbreak

The recent announcement of the start of egg rationing in the U.S. made me curious enough about the avian flu outbreak to try to dig into the numbers a bit. I finally stumbled upon a USDA site that had an embedded HTML table of flock outbreak statistics by state, county and date (also flock type

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The challenge of combining 176 x #otherpeoplesdata to create the Biomass And Allometry Database

June 3, 2015
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The challenge of combining 176 x #otherpeoplesdata to create the Biomass And Allometry Database

Despite the hype around "big data", a more immediate problem facing many scientific analyses is that large-scale databases must be assembled from a collection of small independent and heterogeneous fragments -- the outputs of many and isolated scientific studies conducted around the globe. Collecting and compiling these fragments is challenging at both political and technical levels. The political challenge is...

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Hacks for thinking about high-dimensional space

June 2, 2015
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Hacks for thinking about high-dimensional space

High-dimensional Euclidean space is ℝ×ℝ×ℝ×ℝ×ℝ×…. Cartesian product of many continuous quantities. You are already familiar with the concept via “an arbitrary...

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How To Analyze Data: Seven Modern Remakes Of The Most Famous Graphs Ever Made

June 2, 2015
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How To Analyze Data: Seven Modern Remakes Of The Most Famous Graphs Ever Made

Graphs can be beautiful, powerful tools. Graphs help us explore and explain the world. For hundreds of years, humans have used graphs to tell stories with data. To pay homage to the history of data visualization and to the power of graphs, we’ve recreated the most iconic graphs ever made. Some are remakes of the original shown in a...

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Air Pollution (PM10 and PM2.5) in Different Cities using Interactive Charts

June 1, 2015
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Gardiner Harris, who is a South Asia correspondent of the New York Times, shared a personal story of his son’s breathing troubles in New Delhi, India, in a recent dispatch titled Holding Your Breath in India. In this post, I use data from the World Health Organization’s Website to identify and map cities where the air quality...

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Live Earthquake Map with Shiny and Google Map API

May 27, 2015
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Live Earthquake Map with Shiny and Google Map API

In the post Exchange data between R and the Google Maps API using Shiny I presented a very simple way to allow communication between R and javascript using shiny.This is an example of a practical approach for which that same system can be used to create a useful tool to visualize seismic events collected from USGS in...

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Communicating Risk at the Bay Area R User Group

May 26, 2015
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I will be speaking at the Bay Area User Group meeting tonight about Communicating Risk. Anthony Goldbloom from Kaggle and Karim Chine from ElasticR will be there as well. The meeting will be at Microsoft in Mountain View.Later this week I will give a s...

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Introductory Time-Series analysis of US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pollution data

May 18, 2015
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Introductory Time-Series analysis of US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pollution data

Download EPA air pollution data The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides tons of free data about air pollution and other weather measurements through their website. An overview of their offer is available here: http://www.epa.gov/airdata/T...

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A Shiny App To Interactively Cluster Your Data

May 15, 2015
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UPDATE Since writing this post I’ve re-implemented the app as a dashboard. View the dashboard version, source code, and new blog post. Brief Summary I built an interactive, online App using Shiny where you can upload your own data (for an example, download mtcars) and perform basic clustering analysis and view correlations in a heatmap. View...

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From JSON to Tables

May 15, 2015
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From JSON to Tables

“First things first”. Tautological, always true. However, sometimes some data scientists seem to ignore this: you can think of using the most sophisticated and trendy algorithm, come up with brilliant ideas, imagine the most creative visualizations but, if you do not know … Continue reading →

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