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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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Accelerating ggplot2: use a canvas to speed up rendering plots

July 3, 2017
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Accelerating ggplot2: use a canvas to speed up rendering plots

One of the nice features of the ggapproach to plotting is that one can save plots as R objects at any step and use later to render and/or modify. I used that feature extensively while creating maps with ggplot2 (see my previous posts: one, two, three, four, five). It is just convenient to first create a canvas with all...

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Colorcoded map: regional population structures at a glance

June 29, 2017
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Colorcoded map: regional population structures at a glance

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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