Articles by Christopher Wardell

Legoplots in R (3D barplots in R)

August 28, 2015 | Christopher Wardell

I previously mentioned these, but I thought about it some more and went ahead and wrote an R implementation.  With very little work you could rejig this code to display all kinds of 3D bar plots; I’ve commented the code thoroughly so it should be easy to follow.  Immediately ... [Read more...]

Stop the madness – no more pie charts

July 1, 2015 | Christopher Wardell

There has been a trend in the last few years to put interesting-looking but non-informative figures in papers; the pie chart is the worst recurrent offender.  I have no idea how they keep getting included, as they’re famously misleading and awful.  I want my work to look as much ... [Read more...]

R, GRanges objects and intersecting them

April 20, 2015 | Christopher Wardell

I discovered unpredicted behavior when intersecting GRanges objects; this is how to avoid the same problem I found.  Maybe my intuition wasn’t good, but this represents the a bad type of bug; a silent one.  If I had not spotted it, I would have lost several nonsynonymous KRAS mutations ... [Read more...]

Analysing Dracula

April 14, 2015 | Christopher Wardell

I recently read Bram Stoker’s Dracula, mostly because I wanted to rewatch the 1990s movie of the same name and see how badly they’d mutilated the story.  [Update 26/04/2015: I rewatched the 1992 movie and while it’s the most faithful version to the book, it has some weird additions ... [Read more...]

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