Articles by data_steve

Global Temp: Geo-Spatial Records over Time

October 14, 2016 | data_steve

Over the past couple months there have been datavizs showing global average temp trends. They have gotten a lot of media attention, so I got to see examples fairly regularly. Several of them (e.g., 1 and 2) used the same HadCRUT global temperature a... [Read more...]

HW Checker: R, AppScripts, & Google Forms

September 7, 2016 | data_steve

googleformr For the past few months I’ve been toying with the idea of using googleformr to empower data science-oriented instructors to use data science in their workflow. In this 2-part series of posts, I’ll show how to AppScripts and R to turn... [Read more...]

HW Checker: R, AppScripts, & Google Forms

September 7, 2016 | data_steve

googleformr For the past few months I’ve been toying with the idea of using googleformr to empower data science-oriented instructors to use data science in their workflow. In this 2-part series of posts, I’ll show how to AppScripts and R to turn... [Read more...]

Venn Colors: Happy Bday, John Venn

August 19, 2016 | data_steve

Tweet I know that venn diagrams are not as sexy as they used to be and that John Venn’s birthday was actually Aug 4, but venn diagram’s still serve a purpose here and there, especially if we can get some more interesting colors in there. Plus, ... [Read more...]

Venn Colors: Happy Bday, John Venn

August 19, 2016 | data_steve

Tweet I know that venn diagrams are not as sexy as they used to be and that John Venn’s birthday was actually Aug 4, but venn diagram’s still serve a purpose here and there, especially if we can get some more interesting colors in there. Plus, ... [Read more...]

R Posting Multiple Answers to Google Forms

August 10, 2016 | data_steve

googelformr In previous posts on how to use googleformr, I’ve always demonstrated the functionality on toy forms that had only one text box. User feedback from has suggested that functionality for posting answers to a form with multiple questio... [Read more...]

R Posting Multiple Answers to Google Forms

August 10, 2016 | data_steve

googelformr In previous posts on how to use googleformr, I’ve always demonstrated the functionality on toy forms that had only one text box. User feedback from has suggested that functionality for posting answers to a form with multiple questio... [Read more...]

useResearch – Usage Analytics for R Functions, Pt.1

June 11, 2016 | data_steve

useResearch This is the main part of the proposal Tyler Rinker and I submitted to the first ISC call for proposals by the R-Consortium. Our next post will describe useResearch: the solution we ended up building, despite not getting funded. Some details of the how part of our proposal have ... [Read more...]

Readability Trends in 350+ Public Addresses

June 1, 2016 | data_steve

Vocativ did an interesting analysis of the President’s State of the Union (SOTU) speeches, which we heard about via Partially Derative podcast. They showed that across the past couple hundred years and many Presidents, SOTU speeches have been targe... [Read more...]

NLP on NPR’s Commencement Addresses

June 1, 2016 | data_steve

Vocativ did an interesting analysis of the President’s State of the Union (SOTU) speeches. They showed that across the past couple hundred years and many Presidents, SOTU speeches have been targeted at audiences with lower and lower education levels. Vocativ’s in-print interpretation of the downward sloping trend was ... [Read more...]

Stop Shiny and Close Browser Together

May 26, 2016 | data_steve

I’ve been playing with shiny at work for a project Tyler and I have been pushing forward. My Goal We wanted to be able to deploy local instances of shiny app and then when user is done with session, the user can close out the session by closing the ... [Read more...]

Stop Shiny and Close Browser Together

May 26, 2016 | data_steve

I’ve been playing with shiny at work for a project Tyler and I have been pushing forward. My Goal We wanted to be able to deploy local instances of shiny app and then when user is done with session, the user can close out the session by closing t... [Read more...]

Setting Up New R Notebook

May 24, 2016 | data_steve

Today Noam Ross’ tweet about his experience with the new R Notebooks from RStudio got me excited. Can not find a GIF to properly convey the joy + wreckage of me messing around with the internals of the new #rstats notebook stuff.— Noam Ross (@noamross) May 23, 2016 Couple that with the release ... [Read more...]

Setting Up New R Notebook

May 23, 2016 | data_steve

Today Noam Ross’ tweet about his experience with the new R Notebooks from RStudio got me excited. Can not find a GIF to properly convey the joy + wreckage of me messing around with the internals of the new #rstats notebook stuff.— Noam Ross (@noamross) May 23, 2016 Couple that with the release ... [Read more...]

5-min How-to on New Google Forms

May 23, 2016 | data_steve

googleformr is an API to Google Forms, allowing users to POST data securely to Google Forms without needing authentication or permissioning. Google Forms is a robust tool for collecting, analyzing, and storing data gathered through a webform on Googl... [Read more...]

5-min How-to on New Google Forms

May 23, 2016 | data_steve

googleformr is an API to Google Forms, allowing users to POST data securely to Google Forms without needing authentication or permissioning. Google Forms is a robust tool for collecting, analyzing, and storing data gathered through a webform on Google Drive. Since googleformr was created, Google Form has updated its user-experience ... [Read more...]

Dumbbells get a little gg-smarter?

May 14, 2016 | data_steve

Bob Rubis @hrbrmstr recently has blogged several interesting posts [ 1, 2] about making dumbbell plots with ggplot2 via his package ggalt. @Tylerrinker did some really nice work reproducing a Pew dumbbell plot back in early 2015, which I found reall... [Read more...]

Dumbbells get a little gg-smarter?

May 14, 2016 | data_steve

Bob Rubis @hrbrmstr recently has blogged several interesting posts [ 1, 2] about making dumbbell plots with ggplot2 via his package ggalt. @Tylerrinker did some really nice work reproducing a Pew dumbbell plot back in early 2015, which I found really helpful. Seeing @hrbrmstr’s posts reminded me of a project I did about 8 ... [Read more...]
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