Articles by Ilya Kashnitsky

See you in Barcelona this summer

March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you been feeling lately that you are missing out the coolest skill-set in academia? Here is you chance to cut in and dive into R. In July BaRacelona Summer School of Demography welcomes dedicated scholars, aspiring or established, to help th...
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Regional population structures at a glance

July 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

I am happy to announce that our paper is published today in The Lancet. Kashnitsky, I., & Schöley, J. (2018). Regional population structures at a glance. The Lancet, 392(10143), 209–210. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31194-2 At a...
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A perfect RStudio layout

May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tiny things can separate life into “before” and “after”. Here is one. For almost a year I’ve been daily sending mental “thank you” to Ugo (@ugobas) who showed me how to re-organize panes in RStudio. Since then I’ve been spreading this tiny improvement so many times that I ...
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Data acquisition in R (3/4)

December 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

R is an incredible tool for reproducible research. In the present series of blog posts I want to show how one can easily acquire data within an R session, documenting every step in a fully reproducible way. There are numerous data acquisition options for R users. Of course, I do ...
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Data acquisition in R (2/4)

November 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

R is an incredible tool for reproducible research. In the present series of blog posts I want to show how one can easily acquire data within an R session, documenting every step in a fully reproducible way. There are numerous data acquisition options for R users. Of course, I do ...
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Data acquisition in R (1/4)

October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

R is an incredible tool for reproducible research. In the present series of blog posts I want to show how one can easily acquire data within an R session, documenting every step in a fully reproducible way. There are numerous data acquisition options for R users. Of course, I do ...
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Global convergence in male life expectancy at birth

July 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the modern history, the world has seen unprecedented decrease in human mortality – the result of the Demographic Transition. Initially, the improvements occurred only in the most developed societies, and by the mid XX century the world population was roughly divided in two parts according to mortality patterns (see the ...
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Colorcoded map: regional population structures at a glance

June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Data visualization is quite often a struggle to represent multiple relevant dimensions preserving the readability of the plot. In this post I will show my recent multidimensional dataviz prepared for Rostock Retreat Visualization, an event that gathered demographers for an amazing “three days long coffebreak”.
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Subplots in maps with ggplot2

May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the surprising success of my latest post, I decided to show yet another use case of the handy ggplot2::annotation_custom(). Here I will show how to add small graphical information to maps – just like putting a stamp on an envelope.
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