Articles by Eric Hare

Animating Data Transformations III – separate()

January 23, 2019 | Eric Hare

We recently have published two blogs on animating data transformations. The first, Animating Data Transformations, illustrated the spread() and gather() functions for going between wide and tall representations of data. The second, Animating Data Transformations II, covered the unnest() function for transforming a list column into a one value per ...
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Animating Data Transformations: Part II

January 9, 2019 | Eric Hare

In our previous series on Animating Data Transformations, we showed you how to use gganimate to construct an animation which illustrates the process of going between tall and wide representations of data. Today, we will show the same procedure for constructing an animation of the unnest() function. The unnest() function ...
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Animating Data Transformations

August 30, 2018 | Eric Hare

A common statistical procedure is to convert a tall dataset into a wide one, or visa versa. A tall, or “tidy” format, meets the following criteria (See for more information): Each variable forms a column. Each observation forms a row. ...
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Analyzing Unique Ingredients in World Cuisines

March 15, 2018 | Eric Hare

Cross-posted with permission from Omni Analytics Innovative Technologies Initiative (OAITI) Certain ingredients are often staples of particular world cuisines. The use of hard cheeses in Italian cooking, and the use of masalas in Indian cooking are two particularly well-known examples. We sought out to discover what ingredients are most uniquely ...
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