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Welcome to my new website/blog. I am aiming to highlight some of the R packages that I have created. You can see a list of all the R packages I have in development and also see the source code on github here: R packages. In addition, I’ll likely talk about various topics with statistics, teaching, research, or R in general.

For my first post, I want to highlight my code to generate my blog logo. The code took a lot of trial and error and definitely is dependent on the size of the image file that is outputted. By far the most difficult part of the logo was the R logo, specifically the grey oval of the R logo. I tried to get the oval to change sizes at the correct point and to do this I created a size variable in my data.frame and passed this variable to ggplot2 to make the size change. It isn’t perfect, but is a bit unique.

The next logo I need to develop is my favicon.ico. Send me suggestions in the comments of this post.

```### Creating words with connected points.
capE <- data.frame(x = c(1.5,1,1,1.25,1,1,1.5),
y = c(3,3,2,2,2,1,1))
capE\$time <- 1:nrow(capE)

letd <- data.frame(x = c(2, 1.75, 1.65, 1.75, 2, 2),
y = c(2,2,1.5,1,1,2.5))
letd\$time <- 1:nrow(letd)

letu <- data.frame(x = c(2.2, 2.2, 2.35, 2.55, 2.55, 2.55),
y = c(2,1.15,1,1.15,2,1))
letu\$time <- 1:nrow(letu)

letc <- data.frame(x = c(3.05, 2.8, 2.7, 2.8, 3.05),
y = c(2,2,1.5,1,1))
letc\$time <- 1:nrow(letc)

leta <- data.frame(x = c(3.55, 3.35, 3.2, 3.35, 3.55, 3.55, 3.55),
y = c(1.85, 2, 1.5, 1, 1.15, 1.85, 1))
leta\$time <- 1:nrow(leta)

lett <- data.frame(x = c(3.75, 3.75, 3.575, 3.925, 3.75, 3.75),
y = c(2.5, 2.25, 2.25, 2.25, 2.25, 1))
lett\$time <- 1:nrow(lett)

lete <- data.frame(x = c(4.3, 4.05, 3.95, 4.125, 4.3, 4.125, 3.95),
y = c(1.05, 1, 1.75, 2, 1.75, 1.6, 1.75))
lete\$time <- 1:nrow(lete)

rlogo <- data.frame(x = c(5.1, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4, 5.45, 5.4, 5.3, 5.1, 5.2,
5.25, 5.35, 5.45),
y = c(.5, 2, 2, 1.85, 1.675, 1.4, 1.25, 1.25, 1.25,
1.2, 1.05, .5))
rlogo\$time <- 1:nrow(rlogo)

rcirclogo <- data.frame(x = c(5.6, 5.6, 5.55, 5.45, 5.35, 5.25, 5.15,
5.05, 4.95, 4.85,4.75,  4.75, 4.75,
4.8, 4.95, 5.05, 5.15, 5.25, 5.35, 5.45,
5.55, 5.6, 5.6),
y= c(1.65, 1.8, 2, 2.15, 2.25, 2.3, 2.3, 2.25,
2.15, 2.05, 1.85, 1.7, 1.55,
1.35, 1.15, 1.05, .95, .95, 1.05, 1.15,
1.35, 1.55, 1.65),
size = c(2.25, 2.75, 3, 3.5, 4, 4, 4.5, 5, 5,
5, 5, 5, 5, 4.5, 4, 3.75, 3.25, 3,
2.75, 2.5, 2.25, 2.25, 2))
rcirclogo\$time <- 1:nrow(rcirclogo)

library(ggplot2)
library(scales)

p <- ggplot(capE, aes(x = x, y = y)) + theme_bw()
p + geom_path(lwd = 3, lineend = "round") +
geom_path(data = letd, lwd = 3, lineend = "round") +
geom_path(data = letu, lwd = 3, lineend = "round") +
geom_path(data = letc, lwd = 3, lineend = "round") +
geom_path(data = leta, lwd = 3, lineend = "round") +
geom_path(data = lett,lwd = 3, lineend = "round") +
geom_path(data = lete, lwd = 3, lineend = "round") +
geom_path(data = rcirclogo, aes(size = size), color = "grey",
lineend = "round", linejoin = "bevel") +
geom_path(data = rlogo, color = "steelblue", lwd = 6,
lineend = "round") +
geom_path(data = rlogo, color = "grey60", lwd = .5,
lineend= "round") +
theme(legend.position = "none", text = element_blank(),
panel.grid = element_blank(),
plot.background = element_rect(fill = "transparent",
color = NA),
panel.background = element_rect(fill = "transparent",
color = NA),
panel.border = element_blank(),
axis.line = element_blank(), axis.ticks = element_blank(),
line = element_blank()) + scale_size(range = c(2, 8))
```