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Simpler isn’t always faster

April 14, 2016
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Simpler isn’t always faster

My name is Jonathan, and I have a coding obsession. I'll admit it, the Hadleyverse has ruined me. I can no longer read a blog post or stackoverflow question in base R and leave it be. There are improvements to...Continue Reading →

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52vis Week 2 Challenge — Australian Version

April 12, 2016
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52vis Week 2 Challenge — Australian Version

I mapped out the USA homelessness rate in my last post as a challenge and noted at the end that it would be interesting to do the same for Australia. That was the first comment I received in person, too....Continue Reading →

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52vis Week 2 Challenge

April 10, 2016
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52vis Week 2 Challenge

From Bob Rudis' blog comes a weekly data/coding challenge. I didn't quite get the time to tackle last week's but I thought this one offered up a pretty good opportunity. Half the challenge is of course data processing/tidying, which is...Continue Reading →

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Bring on the ROpenSci #auunconf 2016!

March 31, 2016
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Bring on the ROpenSci #auunconf 2016!

I'll be heading to the 2016 ROpenSci un-conference (hackathon) in Brisbane later this month to smash out a heap of open-science R code. Ideas are already flowing quite nicely, and I'm confident that any ideas we don't end up officially...Continue Reading →

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Image marginal histograms

March 11, 2016
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Image marginal histograms

Another day, another interesting challenge. I follow Bob Rudis' (a.k.a. hrbrmstr's) blog, typically via R-bloggers, and this post caught my eye. Partly because I thought I knew of an existing way to do this. As usual, actually getting that to...Continue Reading →

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Is it crowded in here?

March 9, 2016
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Is it crowded in here?

This was a neat graphic that someone made. It shows the population at a given latitude or longitude as a bar chart, overlayed on a map of the world itself. It shows where people live; the bigger the bar, the...Continue Reading →

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Adelaide Traffic – Part I

January 28, 2016
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Adelaide Traffic – Part I

Have you seen the little shark-fins on top of some traffic light control boxes? Have you seen the new 'x minutes to y road' signs? Did you know they're connected? DPTI installed a heap of bluetooth sensors around Adelaide and...Continue Reading →

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