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Compare population age structures of Europe NUTS-3 regions and the US counties using ternary color-coding

December 2, 2018
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Compare population age structures of Europe NUTS-3 regions and the US counties using ternary color-coding

On 28 November 2018 I presented a poster at Dutch Demography Day in Utrecht. Here it is:

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sjrdata: all SCImago Journal & Country Rank data, ready for R

September 22, 2018
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sjrdata: all SCImago Journal & Country Rank data, ready for R

SCImago Journal & Country Rank provides valuable estimates of academic journals’ prestige. The data is freely available at the project website and is distributed for deeper analysis in forms of .csv and .xlsx files. I downloaded all the files a...

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Regional population structures at a glance

July 20, 2018
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Regional population structures at a glance

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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Deep Catalan roots: playing with stringdist

June 3, 2018
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Deep Catalan roots: playing with stringdist

Preambule

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A perfect RStudio layout

May 21, 2018
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A perfect RStudio layout

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 thought the tiny advise deserved a separate tiny post. Please note,...

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Data acquisition in R (3/4)

December 9, 2017
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Data acquisition in R (3/4)

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 not attempt to show all the data possibilities and...

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Data acquisition in R (2/4)

November 6, 2017
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Data acquisition in R (2/4)

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 not attempt to show all the data possibilities and...

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Data acquisition in R (1/4)

October 16, 2017
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Data acquisition in R (1/4)

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 not attempt to show all the data possibilities and...

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Young people neither in employment nor in education and training in Europe, 2000-2016

July 17, 2017
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Young people neither in employment nor in education and training in Europe, 2000-2016

R Documentation at Stack Overflow One of the nice features of R is the ease of data acquisition. I am now working on the examples of data acquisition form different sources within an R session. Soon I am going publish a long-read with an overview of demographic data acquisition in R.

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Global convergence in male life expectancy at birth

July 16, 2017
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Global convergence in male life expectancy at birth

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 bi-modal distribution). After the 2nd World War, the...

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