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noaastorms R package now supports NOAA IBTrACS v4

August 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, I released a simple R package (available at basilesimon/noaastorms) that downloads, cleans and parses NOAA IBtrack data for you. As the NOAA updated its datasets, noaastorms is now using these! How to install library(devtools) install_github("basilesimon/noaastorms") Available functions getStorms: Fetch NOAA historical best ...
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Tractatus Logico (Phylo)sophicus

March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Over the Christmas holidays, I read "Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives," from the Springer Understanding Complex Systems collection. The authors present their application of "hard" science techniques to datasets coming from the humanities -- mostly large corpus of texts, legends and myths. One paper in particular uses ...
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New R package: load and chart oceanic storms

January 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mapping historical storms data is now a little bit easier. Off the back of this blog, I have authored an R package (available at basilesimon/noaastorms) that downloads, cleans and parses NOAA IBtrack data for you. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration releases datasets known as International Best Track Archive ...
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New R package: load and chart oceanic storms

January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mapping historical storms data is now a little bit easier. Off the back of this blog, I have authored an R package (available at basilesimon/noaastorms) that downloads, cleans and parses NOAA IBtrack data for you. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration releases datasets known as International Best Track Archive ...
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Strava rides map in R

January 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

This is a Christmas present to myself to celebrate 10,000km of commuting on my bicycle: a lovely frame print of all my GPS traces on a home-made map of London. Here's how I made it. This blog was contributed to R Bloggers Step one: getting Strava data The process has ...
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Pen plotter maps in R

December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

I made a sweet Christmas present for my friend Clément, who cycles far too much. Last year he got himself a nice custom bicycle made and started documenting his travels. So I grabbed the lot and started playing, and I pen-plotted his journeys on postcards. This blog was contributed ...
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Mapping storms in R

September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Japan is currently counting the cost of the strongest typhoon to hit its coasts in 25 years. The death toll currently stands at nine, and hundreds were injured. The north western Pacific basin sees many storms, and meteorology agencies release loads of data about climate events such as these. For this ...
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