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Will Brazil Goes to a Instant Runoff Election?

October 5, 2018
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Will Brazil Goes to a Instant Runoff Election?

Alea Jacta Est This is the very last analysis before the election. A far-right nationalist candidate, Jair Messias Bolsonaro, is leading the polls with about 40% of the intentions, while the runner up candidate, Fernando Haddad, of a leftist coalition ...

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Journalism: A Highly Dangerous Job Around the World

July 30, 2018
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Journalism: A Highly Dangerous Job Around the World

Motivation What comes to your mind when you think about the most dangerous jobs in the world? The other day I was talking to a friend about high-risk professions. She told me journalism would be a risky one. At first I laughed at her, since she’s a j...

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UK General Election 2017: May vs June

June 8, 2017
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Pundits have been asking themselves over the last days how did Theresa May’s gamble fail? Although the Conservative party received 42% of the vote, Labour received 40%, and all the other parties received 18% between them. The Tories lost their parli...

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May the Force of R be With You, Always!

January 2, 2017
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May the Force of R be With You, Always!

With my Telegram account connected to @TeleR, the force of R can always be with me, where I have data. The following is a screenshot of my mobile: If you want to have R where you are too, you will only need a Telegram account, then search for the pu...

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The Effective Number of Parties in the Electorate by Year and Region

November 26, 2016
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The Effective Number of Parties in the Electorate by Year and Region

Tasks: Compute the Effective Number of Parties by year and region Using the American National Election Studies, compute the Effective Number of Parties in the electorate across regions and years/waves. The data The data come from The American National Election Studies (ANES). The ANES is a survey that covers voting behavior, public opinion, and political participation. Many other countries have their own version...

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Yet the Worst Olympic Chart

August 5, 2016
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Yet the Worst Olympic Chart

Ah, the numbers! The Olympic Games are back in high style in Rio. Despite Brazil’s sluggish economy and unfulfilled promises for this Summer Olympic Games, I’d say, my expectations were met yesterday with such a beautiful opening ceremony. Let’s ...

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Calculating Memory Requirements

July 19, 2016
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I had a conversation with people at the office about size and memory requirements that a computer must have to deal with a data frame. It started like this: suppose you have a data frame with 2,000,000 rows and 250 columns, all of which are numeric dat...

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What is reproducible research?

June 22, 2016
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What is reproducible research?

I was asked about my understanding of reproducible research, and how that applies to social research. Here is how I see: Reproducible research is key to any scientific method, including applied social sciences. My minimalist understanding of reproduci...

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R packaging industry close-up: How fast are we growing?

June 17, 2016
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R packaging industry close-up: How fast are we growing?

I worked a bit over the weekend preparing my talk to be delivered at the seminar organized by IBPAD this week at University of Brasilia, addressing the interfaces of Big Data and Society. I was invited to present the R package SciencesPo for an eclectic crowd. Eclectic in terms of background as well as familiarity with R, so, I thought...

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Everything Ends on Wednesday

February 11, 2016
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Everything Ends on Wednesday

The Brazilian Carnival just ended this week, but for some people it is time to starting worry about crazy things that may have happened over the days of the flesh festival. Watching the news, the spokesperson of the Test and Prevention Center (CTA) in Brasilia estimated that the number of people seeking counseling and test kits increases on average 40%...

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