Articles by Altons

Intentional Homicide in South America 1995-2010

February 9, 2012 | Altons

Intentional homicide is defined as unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a person by another person. The source of this stat is The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). I created the above image using ggplot2 which does 98% of the leg-work in most cases. Count is the number of ... [Read more...]

Suicide vs Divorce rates by country using ggplot

January 10, 2012 | Altons

I was looking for data I could use with the geom_text() object in ggplot2 and came across this data from the World Health Organization about the suicide rates by country which I found very handy for my example. I used the scale_colour_gradient2() with 3 colors, red, gray and ... [Read more...]

Presidents in Twitter

January 5, 2012 | Altons

I saw the release of a new version of twitteR package a few weeks back and thought I should be testing the code I wrote some time ago but also do something interesting at the same time. Thus I came up with the idea of checking out how Presidents are ... [Read more...]

Twitter Analysis using R

February 6, 2011 | Altons

One of the things that normally slow me down when I am learning a new tool outside working hours is the lack of an interesting project/task that forces me to investigate more about the sort of activities required to finish the project successfully. On ... [Read more...]

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