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Placement: An R package to Access the Google Maps API

July 24, 2016
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A few months ago I set out to write an R package for accessing the Maps API with my employer’s (paid) Google for Work/Premium account. At the time, I was unable to find an R package that could generate the encrypted signature, send the URL to Google...

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Agents of Neoliberal Globalization Now in Print!

July 24, 2016
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After many years of hard work I’m thrilled to announce that the collaborative research project Michael Dreiling and I began in 2000 has been published with Cambridge University Press! Our book, Agents of Neoliberal Globalization can be purchased dir...

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Rsurveygizmo: An R package for interacting with the Survey Gizmo API

June 6, 2016
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Several years ago our team began using SurveyGizmo for our online surveys (and, actually, a bunch of other projects as well, from polls to data entry templates). At the time, SurveyGizmo provided a nice balance between cost and customization when compared to similar products from, e.g., Qualtrics and SurveyMonkey. Over the years SurveyGizmo has greatly expanded the kinds of user...

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Sharing R code in a workgroup of Mac/Windows/Linux users

May 10, 2016
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In recent years there’s been a great deal of interest in, and work toward, creating more “reproducible” statistical code. I think this is a fantastic development. Looking at code I wrote in the late 90’s and early oughts, it’s clear how much ...

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