Articles by jgreenb1

US Names by State: Part I (Mary is everywhere!)

July 18, 2014 | jgreenb1

I was browsing the Social Security Administration’s website and found a link for the open government initiative (  There seems to be a fair amount of interesting data here, but I grabbed the names of people born in the US … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Scraping XML Tables with R

May 15, 2014 | jgreenb1

A couple of my good friends also recently started a sports analytics blog. We’ve decided to collaborate on a couple of studies revolving around NBA data found at This will be the first part of that project! Data scientists need data. … Continue reading → [Read more...]

US Population by Ethnicity Visualization

May 11, 2014 | jgreenb1

US Census 2011 (ACS) – choroplethr As a statistician, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the US Census. I love the rich data sets that are made publicly available and I’ve often experimented with visualizing the results. … Continue reading → [Read more...]

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