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Highlighting with ggplot2: The Old School and New School Way

July 31, 2018
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Highlighting with ggplot2: The Old School and New School Way

A tutorial showing how to highlight a subset of your data within the context of the full data set. We review the old school way (layering) and new school way (gghighlight).

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Awesome Twitter Word Clouds in R

June 20, 2018
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Awesome Twitter Word Clouds in R

Tap into Twitter data and create custom word clouds that will visualize the conversation in an impactful way. Analysis performed with R.

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Data + Art STEAM Project: Initial Results

June 12, 2018
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Data + Art STEAM Project: Initial Results

An introduction to the Data + Art STEAM project with Forest Hill Junior and Senior Public School in Toronto!

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Summertime Fun: R Graphs with LaCroixColoR, Magick Animations + More!

May 29, 2018
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Summertime Fun: R Graphs with LaCroixColoR, Magick Animations + More!

A fun summertime blog creating LaCroix themed R graphs using LaCroixColoR & Magick animations

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Map Plots Created With R And Ggmap

April 15, 2018
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Map Plots Created With R And Ggmap

A tutorial demonstrating how to create geographical maps in R using ggmap.  Technologies include: R, Watson Studio and IBM Cloud.

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Time Based Heatmaps in R

April 3, 2018
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Time Based Heatmaps in R

A tutorial demonstrating how to create time based heatmaps in R.  Technologies include: R, Watson Studio and IBM Cloud.

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R Package Install Troubleshooting

February 20, 2018
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R Package Install Troubleshooting

A troubleshooting guide to installing R packages.  Covers base R upgrades, different repos, typo-proofing and more!

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Data Day Texas 2018 in Review

January 29, 2018
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Data Day Texas 2018 in Review

As the hubbub from Data Day Texas winds down, I thought I would take some time to share a few thoughts on the conference.  Being a relatively new Austinite (imported from Canada), this is only my second Data Day.  And while I'm still getting a feel for the typical Data Day vibe, there was a noticeable shift this year to...

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Analysis on Google’s Best Apps of 2017 List

December 30, 2017
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Analysis on Google’s Best Apps of 2017 List

A look at Google's "Best Apps of 2017" lists.  In this tutorial we use screen scraping and a wide variety of visualization techniques.  Technologies include: R, Data Science Experience and IBM Cloud.

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Happy Holidays Data Lovers!

December 25, 2017
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Happy Holidays Data Lovers!

A fun holiday post exploring a new R visualization package called alluvial

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