Articles by Drew Conway

Must-Have R Packages for Social Scientists

December 11, 2009 | Drew Conway

After recently having to think critically about the value of various R packages for social science research, I realized that others might find value in a post on “must-have” R packages for social scientists. After the immensely popular post on this topic for Python packages a follow-up seemed appropraite. If ...
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Advanced SNA with R, via Harvard Political Nets Conference

December 7, 2009 | Drew Conway

End of semester madness has begun, so posting will likely be light this week. To keep you busy, David Lazer recently posted the five video series of the Goudreau-Hunter tutorial on social network analysis using R from the 2009 Harvard Political Networks Conference. Each video run about 60 minutes, so these will ... [Read more...]

My Five Rules for Data Visualization

December 3, 2009 | Drew Conway

Tonight the NYC R Meetup will be discussing data visualization in R using ggplot2. As part of tonight’s meeting I will be providing a very brief show and tell, which includes mostly code examples and external resources. This exercise has had me thinking quite a bit about data visualization. ...
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Network of People who Twitter about R

November 7, 2009 | Drew Conway

On Tuesday I will be speaking to the Bay Area R group about doing social network analysis in R with igraph. During the talk I will (hopefully) be doing some live SNA on the audience using R and generating data via Twitter. As a preview, or small taste for those ... [Read more...]
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