December 2017

Analysing IPL matches using Cricsheet data – Part 1

December 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a series of articles, I will be analysing Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches using data from cricsheet and using the R programming language. Cricsheet is an excellent website which provides ball-by-ball data for a large number of cricket matches. The IPL is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in ... [Read more...]

Coming Soon

December 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

More detail can easily be written here using Markdown and $\rm \LaTeX$ math code. [Read more...]

Are #python users more likely to get into Slytherin?

December 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

This post requires some familiarity with the Harry Potter books but I’m committed to making this blog friendly to everyone, even Muggles/Nomajes. Have you seen Mark Sellors’ blog post series about writing command line utilities in R? It’s a great one but I was a bit puzzled ... [Read more...]

Underrated R Functions

December 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

I wanted to write a post about a couple of handy functions in R that don’t always get the recognition they deserve. This article will talk about a few functions that form part of R’s core functional programming capabilities. R has thousands of functions, so this is just ...
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How to Use googlesheets to Connect R to Google Sheets

December 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Often I use R to handle large datasets, analyze the data and filter out the data I don’t need. When all this is done, I usually use write.csv() to print my data off and reopen it in Google Sheets. My workflow would look something like this: full_data
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R⁶ — Capture Tweets with tweet_shot()

December 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

(You can find all R⁶ posts here) A Twitter discussion: I'm going to keep my eyes out for this one! Would love to have an easy way to embed tweets in Rmd talks!— Jeff Hollister (@jhollist) December 30, 2017 that spawned from Maëlle’s recent look-back post turned into a quick ...
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Five tips to improve your R code

December 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

@drsimonj here with five simple tricks I find myself sharing all the time with fellow R users to improve their code! This post was originally published on DataCamp’s community as one of their top 10 articles in 2017  1. More fun to sequence from 1 Next time you use the colon operator to ...
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Looking back in 2017 and plans for 2018

December 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

- As we come close to the end of 2017, its time to look back. This has been a great year for me in many ways. This blog started as a way to write short pieces about using R for finance and promote my book in an organic way. Toda... [Read more...]

2017. Quantified. In. R.

December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017 is nearly at an end. We humans seem to need these cycles to help us on our path forward and have, throughout history, used these annual demarcation points as a time of reflection of what was, what is an what shall come next. To that end, I decided it was ...
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a census-based approach to spanish language maintenance

December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Census nuts/bolts New Mexico & the US Some macro-exploration A simple model Some final notes References In this post we investigate Spanish language maintenance within Hispanic communities in the US utilizing data from the US Census. Spanish language maintenance refers to the rate at which Hispanics within a given community ...
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Looking back in 2017 and plans for 2018

December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

My blog in 2017 As we come close to the end of 2017, its time to look back. This has been a great year for me in many ways. This blog started as a way to write short pieces about using R for finance and promote my book in an organic way. ... [Read more...]

Does less sleep today lead to more calories tomorrow?

December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Introduction Last few months I’ve gained some weight so I’m curious if analytics can give insight and show opportunities to get my BMI to normal weight. As a first step, an inquiry into a hypothesis about calories vs. sleep. Bottom line up fr...
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Time To Shine

December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Blogging and social media for introverts - How to spot an introvert You may have seen David Robinson’s recent post encouraging R users to start blogging. Some folk will willingly act on this advice, and others won’t. For those that won...
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Time To Shine

December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Blogging and social media for introverts - How to spot an introvert You may have seen David Robinson’s recent post encouraging R users to start blogging. Some folk will willingly act on this advice, and others won’t. For those that won...
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Time To Shine

December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Blogging and social media for introverts - How to spot an introvert You may have seen David Robinson’s recent post encouraging R users to start blogging. Some folk will willingly act on this advice, and others won’t. For those that won... [Read more...]

My #Best9of2017 tweets

December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

You’ve probably seen people posting their #Best9of2017, primarily on Instagram I’d say. I’m not an Instagram user, although I do have an account to spy on my younger sister and cousins, so I don’t even have 9 Instagram posts in total but I do l...
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Using R on Android

December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

I just discovered a way to get R running on my smartphone, with full support for packages, graphics and R Markdown, and no need to connect to an external server. This is really handy for quickly checking R code, trying out ideas and writing blog posts on the go. It ...
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