How many gifts did my true love give to me on all twelve nights…

January 5, 2011

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

How many gifts did my true love give to me on all twelve nights of Christmas?

After seeing Information is Beautiful’s recent information animation, I decided that I’d make my own.

I used R to generate a PDF and then did a screencast of the PDF with ffmpeg to make a video with the appropriate timings. The code for the PDF is here.

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