Articles by Ari Lamstein

Using Python to Cheat at Scrabble

April 22, 2020 | Ari Lamstein

My New Year’s Resolution was to learn Python. After taking a few online courses, I became comfortable enough with the language to tackle a small side project. Side projects are great for learning a language because they let you “own” a project from start to finish as well as ... [Read more...]

Free Training: Mastering Data Structures in R

November 11, 2019 | Ari Lamstein

Next week I will be delivering a free online R training. This is a new course I've created called Mastering Data Structures in R. This course is for you if:You are new to R, and want a rigorous introduction to R as a programming languageYou know how to analyze ... [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes of an R Consortium Project

August 26, 2019 | Ari Lamstein

Next Tuesday (September 3) I will be giving a talk at the Bay Area R User Group titled Behind the Scenes of an R Consortium Project. This will be my first time speaking about my work with the R Consortium, and I encourage you to attend! Over the last few years ...
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Notes on Becoming an RStudio Certified Trainer

August 20, 2019 | Ari Lamstein

I recently became an RStudio Certified Trainer, and thought that it might interest the broader R Community to learn about this new program. For those who don’t know, RStudio has recently put together a process to independently verify that R trainers (a) are proficient with the Tidyverse and (b) ...
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New Resource for Learning Choroplethr

June 25, 2019 | Ari Lamstein

Last week I had the honor of giving a 1 hour talk about Choroplethr at a private company. When this company reached out to me about speaking there, I originally planned to give the same talk I gave at CDC two years ago. But as I reviewed the CDC talk, I ... [Read more...]

Bug when Creating Reference Maps with Choroplethr

May 21, 2019 | Ari Lamstein

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 ...
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New Free R Course on Census.gov!

May 15, 2019 | Ari Lamstein

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 ...
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Free Course: Help Your Team Learn R!

April 22, 2019 | Ari Lamstein

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 ... [Read more...]

Update on R Consortium Census Guide

September 3, 2018 | Ari Lamstein

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 | Ari Lamstein

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 | Ari Lamstein

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 | Ari Lamstein

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 | Ari Lamstein

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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Choroplethr v3.6.2 is now on CRAN

June 27, 2018 | Ari Lamstein

A new version of Choroplethr is now on CRAN! You can get it by typing the following from the R Console: [crayon-5b341e0528211012241032/] I encourage all... The post Choroplethr v3.6.2 is now on CRAN appeared first on AriLamstein.com.
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New Version of ggplot2

May 30, 2018 | Ari Lamstein

I just received a note from Hadley Wickham that a new version of ggplot2 is scheduled to be submitted to CRAN on June 25. Here’s... The post New Version of ggplot2 appeared first on AriLamstein.com.
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My Proposal to the R Consortium

March 5, 2018 | Ari Lamstein

I recently submitted a Proposal to the R Consortium. I decided to share this proposal on my blog for two reasons: To raise awareness of... The post My Proposal to the R Consortium appeared first on AriLamstein.com.
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