Articles by aschinchon

Hypnotical Fermat

December 1, 2015 | aschinchon

Se le nota en la voz, por dentro es de colores (Si te vas, Extremoduro) This is a gif generated with 25 plots of the Fermat’s spiral, a parabolic curve generated through the next expression: where is the radius, is the polar angle and is simply a compress constant. Fermat ...
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Polar Circles

November 16, 2015 | aschinchon

You cannot find peace by avoiding life (Virginia Woolf) Combining polar coordinates, RColorBrewer palettes, ggplot2 and a simple trigonometric function to define the width of the tiles is easy to produce nice circular plots like these: Do you want to try? Here you have the code:
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The Batman’s Ecosystem

November 3, 2015 | aschinchon

If I weren’t crazy, I’d be insane! (Joker) I present today a dynamical D3.js plot where I combine three things: The Batman curve A text mining analysis to obtain most common words from the Batman’s page at Wikipedia A line plot using morris.js library of ...
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Visualising The Evolution Of Migration Flows With rCharts

October 19, 2015 | aschinchon

Heaven we hope is just up the road (Atlas, Coldplay) Following with the analysis of migration flows, I have done next two visualizations. These charts are called bump charts and are very suitable to represent rankings. This is what I have done: Obtaining top 20 countries of the world according to % ...
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A Simple Interactive Map Of US Prisons With Leaflet

September 8, 2015 | aschinchon

The love of one’s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border? (Pablo Casals, Spanish cellist) Some time ago, I discovered Enigma, an amazing open platform that unifies billions of records from thousands of government sources to make the world of public data universally ...
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The World We Live In #5: Calories And Kilograms

August 19, 2015 | aschinchon

I enjoy doing new tunes; it gives me a little bit to perk up, to pay a little bit more attention (Earl Scruggs, American musician) I recently finished reading The Signal and the Noise, a book by Nate Silver, creator of the also famous FiveThirtyEight blog. The book is a ...
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Going Bananas #2: A Needle In A Haystack

August 3, 2015 | aschinchon

Now I’m gonna tell my momma that I’m a traveller, I’m gonna follow the sun (The Sun, Parov Stelar) Inspired by this book I read recently, I decided to do this experiment. The idea is comparing how easy is to find sequences of numbers inside Pi, e, ...
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The Moon And The Sun

July 8, 2015 | aschinchon

Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. Then your love would also change (William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet) The sun is a big point ant the moon is a cardioid: Here you have the code. It is a simple example of how to use ggplot:
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Trigonometric Pattern Design

July 1, 2015 | aschinchon

Triangles are my favorite shape, three points where two lines meet (Tessellate, Alt-J) Inspired by recurrence plots and by the Gauss error function, I have done the following plots. The first one represents the recurrence plot of where distance between points is measured by Gauss error function: This one is ...
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The 2D-Harmonograph In Shiny

June 23, 2015 | aschinchon

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe (Carl Sagan) I like Shiny and I can’t stop converting into apps some of my previous experiments: today is the turn of the harmonograph. This is a simple application since you only can ...
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Shiny Wool Skeins

June 15, 2015 | aschinchon

Chaos is not a pit: chaos is a ladder (Littlefinger in Game of Thrones) Some time ago I wrote this post to show how my colleague Vu Anh translated into Shiny one of my experiments, opening my eyes to an amazing new world. I am very proud to present you ...
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Simple Data Science To Maximize Return On Lottery Investment

June 1, 2015 | aschinchon

Every finite game has an equilibrium point (John Nash, Non-Cooperative Games, 1950) I read recently this amazing book, where I discovered that we (humans) are not capable of generating random sequences of numbers by ourselves when we play lottery. John Haigh demonstrates this fact analyzing a sample of 282 raffles of 6/49 UK ...
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Odd Connections Inside The NASDAQ-100

May 8, 2015 | aschinchon

Distinguishing the signal from the noise requires both scientific knowledge and self-knowledge (Nate Silver, author of The Signal and the Noise) Analyzing the evolution of NASDAQ-100 stock prices can discover some interesting couples of companies which share a strong common trend despite of belonging to very different sectors. The NASDAQ-100 ...
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Discovering Shiny

April 8, 2015 | aschinchon

It is not an experiment if you know it is going to work (Jeff Bezos) From time to time, I discover some of my experiments translated into Shiny Apps, like this one. Some days ago, I discovered one of these translations and I contacted the author, who was a guy ...
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NASDAQ 100 Couples

March 25, 2015 | aschinchon

Heaven, I’m in heaven, and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak, and I seem to find the happiness I seek, when we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek (Cheek To Cheek, Irving Berlin) There are about 6.500 available packages in CRAN repository. If I were a ...
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The World We Live In #4: Marriage Ages

March 16, 2015 | aschinchon

It is time for women to stop being politely angry (Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Prize Peace Winner) Sometimes very simple plots give insight into we live in a world of differences. This plot shows the mean age at marriage for men and women across countries: Being a woman in some countries ...
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