To plot them is my real test

March 31, 2013

(This article was first published on is.R(), and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)


I almost couldn’t bring myself to post this, but it’s April Fools’ Day, so I’ll never have a better opportunity.

This Gist shows how to scrape “stats” and .PNG images from, erm, Bulbapedia, run a simple dimensionality reduction on those “stats,” and plot all 151 original Pokemon.

I don’t know much about Pokemon, so I can’t vouch for the utility of this approach, but perhaps this post will one day be seen as the foundation of the field of Pokemon Studies.

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