June 2016

RMarkdown and Metropolis/Mtheme

June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nick Tierney asked on Twitter about rmarkdown and metropolis about whether folks had used RMarkdown-driven LaTeX Beamer presentations. And the answer is a firm hell yeah. I have been using mtheme (and/or a local variant I called 'm2') as well as the ... [Read more...]

Plot a wind rose in R

June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Introduction This is another post regarding some plots that I needed to make for a publication. As before, I relied heavily on Stack Exchange and many other sites for figuring out how to get my plot looking the way I needed it to, and so this is my attempt to ... [Read more...]

The useR! 2016 Tutorials

June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Joseph Rickert Over the years I have seen several excellent tutorials at useR!conferences that were not only very satisfying "you had to be there" experiences but were also backed up with meticulously prepared materials of lasting value. This year, quite a few useR!20i6 tutorials measure up to ... [Read more...]

Join us at rstudio::conf 2017!

June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following our initial and very gratifying Shiny Developer Conference this past January, which sold out in a few days, RStudio is very excited to announce a new and bigger conference today! rstudio::conf, the conference about all things R and RStudio, will take place January 13 and 14, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The ...
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3D density plot in R with Plotly

June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

In Bayesian nonparametrics, many models address the problem of density regression, including covariate dependent processes. These were settled by the pioneering works by [current ISBA president] MacEachern (1999) who introduced the general class of dependent Dirichlet processes. The literature on dependent processes was developed in numerous models, such as nonparametric regression, ...
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Tracking my Work Hours with IFTTT and R

June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

An ongoing effort to work more efficiently - TL;DR: For the forgetful, IFTTT can be a great way to track your work hours and provide insight about trends through visualization. Manually entering your own timesheet and logging your specific p... [Read more...]

Reproducing the Washington Post housing price maps with R and ggplot2

June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

This week, Emily Badger and Darla Cameron at The Washington Post’s Wonkblog published an article (linked here) discussing data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency that suggest that the greatest increase in house prices in large metropolitan areas tend to be found in urban rather than suburban areas. Wonkblog ... [Read more...]

Reproducing the Washington Post housing price maps with R and ggplot2

June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

This week, Emily Badger and Darla Cameron at The Washington Post’s Wonkblog published an article (linked here) discussing data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency that suggest that the greatest increase in house prices in large metropolitan areas tend to be found in urban rather than suburban areas. Wonkblog ... [Read more...]

Boost Your Data Munging with R

June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

This article was first published on the toptal.com blog. Additionally be noticed that my blog is migrating to new host due to GitHub Pages drops support for RDiscount, Redcarpet, and RedCloth (Textile) markup engines. Old host will be still available but new posts will be published on jangorecki.gitlab....
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Boost Your Data Munging with R

June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

This article was first published on the toptal.com blog. Additionally be noticed that my blog is migrating to new host due to GitHub Pages drops support for RDiscount, Redcarpet, and RedCloth (Textile) markup engines. Old host will be still available but new posts will be published on jangorecki.gitlab....
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Computerworld’s advanced beginner’s guide to R

June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Many newcomers to R got their start learning the language with Computerworld's Beginner's Guide to R, a 6-part introduction to the basics of the language. Now, budding R users who want to take their skills to the next level have a new guide to help them: Computerword's Advanced Beginner's Guide ... [Read more...]

International Household Income Inequality data

June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’m at the New Zealand Association of Economists annual conference in Auckland. The opening keynote speech was from James K. Galbraith on a global view of inequality. He showed a variety of results from the University of Texas Inequality Project’s Estimated Household Income Inequality dataset, which I hadn’... [Read more...]

Express Intro to dplyr

June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Working The Data Like a Boss ! I recently introduced the data.table package which provides a nice way to manage and aggregate large data sources using the standard bracket notation that is commonly employed when manipulating data frames in R. As data sources grow larger one must be prepared with ...
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Making “Time Rivers” in R

June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Once again, @albertocairo notices an interesting chart and spurs pondering in the visualization community with his post covering an unusual “vertical time series” chart produced for the print version of the NYTimes: I’m actually less concerned about the vertical time series chart component here since I agree with TAVE* ...
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Exploring tourism in France with interactive maps

June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Since summer is coming and meaning vacations we are going to explore the tourism in France. To do so, we are going to explore the number of hotel room per deparements (a small administrative area in France) and see if somes show more tourist appeal than others. 1.The data: To ...
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The Datathon and how to make the most of it

June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

There are hundreds of definitions for the term Data Scientist… Fancy Venn Diagrams (like this one or this one), radial charts with a ridiculous number of skills (like the one here), multi-dimensional highly complicated charts... [Read more...]
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