Monthly Archives: April 2016

Election analysis contest entry part 1 – introducing the nzelect R package

April 2, 2016
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Election analysis contest entry part 1 – introducing the nzelect R package

The contest Inspired by Ari Lamstein’s R Election Analysis Contest, I’ve fast-tracked a project that’s been at the back of my mind for a while, to make available in a friendly, tidy R package a range of data about New Zealand elections. My entry for the contest will involve 3 or 4 posts over the next week or so: Today’s...

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Home range estimation, MCP

April 2, 2016
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Home range estimation, MCP

I’ve been spending a lot of time over the last several months thinking about animal home ranges, utilization distributions, and movement ecology. All this thinking has gone into a shiny application for the exploratory analysis and visualization of an...

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Using ESRI shapefiles to create maps in R

April 1, 2016
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Using ESRI shapefiles to create maps in R

R has a number of libraries that can be used for plotting. They can be combined with open GIS data to create custom maps. In this post I’ll demonstrate how to create several maps. First step is getting shapefiles that will be used to create maps. One of the sources could be this site, but

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R Tools for Visual Studio (RTVS) now available: good news for MS-only shops

April 1, 2016
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Microsoft informs in Newsletter #2 that they are looking for people who are willing to evaluate an "early access trial" version of their Visual Studio IDE for R, called RTVS (for R Tools for Visual Studio).Based on the video, RTVS has the same four-window design as RStudio, so there's not an immediate struggle with an unfamiliar layout. David Smith's...

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Diabetes Drug Switching: Why do people switch from one Drug to another?

April 1, 2016
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The adblockr package: block ads from the monetizr package

April 1, 2016
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I was horrified to learn of the existence of the monetizr package, which adds advertisements to R functions. The package goes against the entire philosophy of open source and the spirit of the R community. Luckily, I was able to construct a fix- the a...

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WVPlots: example plots in R using ggplot2

April 1, 2016
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WVPlots: example plots in R using ggplot2

Nina Zumel and I have been working on packaging our favorite graphing techniques in a more reusable way that emphasizes the analysis task at hand over the steps needed to produce a good visualization. The idea is: we sacrifice some of the flexibility and composability inherent to ggplot2 in R for a menu of prescribed … Continue reading WVPlots:...

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Two fun plots with R

April 1, 2016
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Two fun plots with R

Data visualization with R doesn't always have to be serious. Here are a couple of fun charts created recently by R users. First, here's a minimalist rendition of the characters in The Simpsons, by an anonymous blogger: And from Alex Whan, here's a near-perfect recreation of the classic cover of the Joy Division album Unknown Pleasures, based on simulated...

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satRdays are go!

April 1, 2016
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satRdays are go!

Steph Locke has already written about this last week, so just a quick follow-up on R-bloggers to share the great news with a wider audience: the R Consortium agreed to the support satRdays! A quick reminder on the project: satRdays are SQLSaturday-inspired, community-driven, one-day, free or very cheap and regional conferences -- acting as a bridge between local R user groups and...

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satRdays are go!

April 1, 2016
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satRdays are go!

Steph Locke has already written about this last week, so just a quick follow-up on R-bloggers to share the great news with a wider audience: the R Consortium agreed to the support satRdays!A quick reminder on the project:satRdays are SQLSaturday-i...

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