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Bug when Creating Reference Maps with Choroplethr

May 21, 2019
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Bug when Creating Reference Maps with Choroplethr

Last week the Census Bureau published a free course I created on using Choroplethr to map US Census Data. Unfortunately, a few people have reported problems when following one of the examples in the course. This post describes that issues and provides instructions for working around it. Where does the bug occur? The bug occurs The post Bug when...

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New Free R Course on Census.gov!

May 15, 2019
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New Free R Course on Census.gov!

Today I am happy to announce that a new free course on Choroplethr – Mapping Census Bureau Data in R with Choroplethr – is available on Census Academy, the US Census Bureau’s new training platform! (Choroplethr is a suite of R packages I created for mapping demographic statistics).This course is a more in-depth version of Learn The post New Free...

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Free Course: Help Your Team Learn R!

April 22, 2019
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Today I am happy to announce a new free course: Help Your Team Learn R! Over the last few years I’ve helped a number of data teams train their analysts to use R. At each company there was a skilled R user who was leading the team’s effort to adopt R. Each of these internal The post Free Course:...

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“A Guide to Working With Census Data in R” is now Complete!

November 5, 2018
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“A Guide to Working With Census Data in R” is now Complete!

Two weeks ago I mentioned that I was clearing my calendar until I finished writing A Guide to Working with Census Data in R. Today I’m... The post “A Guide to Working With Census Data in R” is now Complete! appeared first on AriLamstein.com.

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Update on the R Consortium Census Working Group

October 22, 2018
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Update on the R Consortium Census Working Group

It’s been a while since I shared any information about the R Consortium’s Census Working Group. Today I’d like to share an update on three... The post Update on the R Consortium Census Working Group appeared first on AriLamstein.com.

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Update on R Consortium Census Guide

September 3, 2018
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Update on R Consortium Census Guide

As I mentioned in July, my proposal to the R Consortium to create a Guide to Working with Census Data in R was accepted. Today I’d like... The post Update on R Consortium Census Guide appeared first on AriLamstein.com.

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Notes from the 2018 APDU Conference

August 7, 2018
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Notes from the 2018 APDU Conference

I recently attended the 2018 Association of Public Data Users (APDU) conference. This was my second time attending the conference, and I enjoyed learning more... The post Notes from the 2018 APDU Conference appeared first on AriLamstein.com.

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R Consortium Proposal Accepted!

July 30, 2018
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R Consortium Proposal Accepted!

Today I am happy to announce that my proposal to the R Consortium was accepted! I first announced that I was submitting a proposal back... The post R Consortium Proposal Accepted! appeared first on AriLamstein.com.

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Census Academy Update!

July 23, 2018
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Census Academy Update!

Last year I announced a collaboration with the Census Bureau to help with their new online training platform. This website, called “Census Academy”, is designed to... The post Census Academy Update! appeared first on AriLamstein.com.

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New Version of Choroplethr.com!

July 12, 2018
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New Version of Choroplethr.com!

Last year I decided to take out the domain Choroplethr.com. I used it to host information about Choroplethr, my suite of R packages for mapping... The post New Version of Choroplethr.com! appeared first on AriLamstein.com.

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