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New Package: choroplethrCaCensusTract

June 11, 2015
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New Package: choroplethrCaCensusTract

Today I am happy to announce that my newest R package, choroplethrCaCensusTract, is now available on github. The package’s title is a combination of three words: choroplethr: the package has similar functions and data objects as my package choroplethr. The name choroplethr itself is a combination of the words choropleth map and R programming language. Ca: The post New Package:...

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Welcome to AriLamstein.com!

June 4, 2015
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Welcome to AriLamstein.com!

Today I am happy to announce that I have migrated my blog from JustAnRBlog.wordpress.com to AriLamstein.com. I thought I would give an inside peek into the change in case others have an interest. Also, I would personally like to see more R packages and blogs, and I hope that this post can encourage others to

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Tutorial Recap: Analyzing Census Data in R

May 22, 2015
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Tutorial Recap: Analyzing Census Data in R

A big thanks to Gabriela de Quieroz for organizing the San Francisco R-ladies Meetup, where I spent a few hours yesterday introducing people to my census-related R packages. A special thanks to Sharethrough as well, for letting us use their space for the event. It was my first time running a tutorial like this, and I spent a while thinking

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Upcoming Tutorial: Analyzing US Census Data in R

May 11, 2015
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Upcoming Tutorial: Analyzing US Census Data in R

Today I am pleased to announce that on May 21 I will run a tutorial titled Analyzing US Census Data in R. While I have spoken at conferences before, this is my first time running a tutorial. My hope is that everyone who participates will learn something interesting about the demographics of the state, county

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choroplethr v3.1.0: Better Summary Demographic Data

May 5, 2015
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choroplethr v3.1.0: Better Summary Demographic Data

Today I am happy to announce that choroplethr v3.1.0 is now on CRAN. You can get it by typing the following from an R console: install.packages("choroplethr") This version adds better support for summary demographic data for each state and county in the US. The data is in two data.frames and two functions. The data.frames are:

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choroplethrZip v1.3.0: easier demographics, national maps

April 28, 2015
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choroplethrZip v1.3.0: easier demographics, national maps

Introduction choroplethr v3.0 is now available on github. You can get it by typing # install.packages("devtools") library(devtools) install_github('arilamstein/[email protected]') Version 1.3.0 has two new features: Data frame df_zip_demographics contains eight demographic statistics about each ZIP Code Tabulated Area (ZCTA) in the US. Data comes from the 2013 5-year American Community Survey (ACS). Function ?get_zip_demographics will return

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choroplethr v3.0.0 is now on CRAN

March 16, 2015
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choroplethr v3.0.0 is now on CRAN

Today I am happy to announce that version 3.0.0 of my R mapping package choroplethr is now available from CRAN. To get it, you can simply type: install.packages("choroplethr") from an R console. If you don’t know what any of this means then I recommend taking Coursera’s excellent R Programming class :) The most notable change in

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