It is just too easy to think of a brand as a web of associations. What comes to mind when I say "Subway Sandwich"? Did you remember a commercial or the "eat fresh" tagline? Without much effort, one can generate a long list of associat...

If you're an absolute beginner to the R language, this Intro to R video series from Google Developers is a great place to get started. Just download R for your system, start the playlist below, and follow along with the on-screen examples. (The video uses the MacOS X version of R, but you should be able to follow along...

Introduction Continuing my recent series on exploratory data analysis (EDA), today’s post focuses on 5-number summaries, which were previously mentioned in the post on descriptive statistics in this series. I will define and calculate the 5-number summary in 2 different ways that are commonly used in R. (It turns out that different methods arise from

With a new actor being announced tomorrow, it got me pondering about the good Doctor. Specifically, who is the longest serving doctor? IMDB has the data: Let’s plot it to see how it changes over time. There was a definite shift after Tom Baker towards a shorter term as the doctor. In terms of screen

In my exuberance for rCharts, I have not expressed my equal love for its older sibling slidify. I adopted slidify a little more slowly than other R bloggers Create elegant, interactive presentations from R with Slidify Interactive slides with go...

In a series of previous posts, I’ve spent some time looking at the idea that the review and publication process in political science—and specifically, the requirement that a result must be statistically significant in order to be scientifically notable or publishable—produces a very misleading scientific literature. In short, published studies of some relationship will tend

Introduction I couple of weeks ago I had an idea for a website where people can collaborate to create the first real Audio Atlas, using the power of the Google Maps API. The problem was that I do some programming in R but I did know very few things about HTML and javascript. However, I knew that having...