Articles by Daniela Vazquez

Rstudio::conf diversity scholarships for the win!

August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Applications for the rstudio::conf(2019) are now open! Last year I was lucky enough to be the receipient of an international diversity scholarships to attend rstudio::conf(2018). It was hard to believe at first, but it was true! I live in Uruguay, South America, so it’s extra expensive for ...
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Does "the twitter ratio" apply to the #rstats community?

January 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Not long ago I came across a FiveThirtyEight post called “The Worst Tweeter In Politics Isn’t Trump”. Well, it was a long time ago actually, but this project was laying in my computer for a while ¯\(ツ)/¯. They gathered some resources from the media discussing that tweets leading to more ...
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How do you feel about Last Week Tonight?

May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Welcome, welcome, welcome! One thing my husband and I enjoy a lot is watching Last Week Tonight with John Oliver every week. It is an HBO political talk-show that airs on Sunday nights, and we usually watch it while we have dinner sometime during the week. We love the show ...
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Visualizing R-Ladies’ growth!

May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

I recently came across an article in which they map 5,000 years of city growth in a beautiful animation, and I knew I had to make a similar map for the R-Ladies’ chapters (probably the purple color they use had plenty to do with that 💜 ). So my idea was to map ...
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How to plot animated maps with gganimate

May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

This is the third one of the 3-posts-series, where I go from fetching Twitter users and preparing the data to visualizing it (If I wanted to show everything I’ve done in a single post, it would be almost as long as my first one! And believe me: nobody wants ...
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How to deal with ggplotly huge maps

May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

This is the second one of the 3-posts-series, where I go from fetching Twitter users and preparing the data to visualizing it (If I wanted to show everything I’ve done in a single post, it would be almost as long as my first one! And believe me: nobody wants ...
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How to fetch Twitter users with R

May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

This is the first one of a 3-posts-series, where I go from fetching Twitter users and preparing the data to visualizing it (If I wanted to show everything I’ve done in a single post, it would be almost as long as my first one! And believe me: nobody wants ... [Read more...]

The R-Ladies way!

January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

4 months ago I handed my notice in one of the boldest moves in my entire career. Not that I visualized myself as a get-a-job-for-the-rest-of-your-life kind of girl (at all), but I’ve always been very cautious, thinking a couple of moves ahead. About... [Read more...]

Using Rpart to figure out who voted for Trump

January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s been a few days since we witnessed the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, whose victory over Hillary Clinton came as a shock for most people. I’m not much into politics (and it is not even my country!) bu...
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