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A tribute to Lucy D’Agostino McGowan’s git commit emoji game

May 2, 2017
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Do you know Lucy? She is a very talented biostatistics PhD candidate that I had the chance to e-meet thanks to R-Ladies. One maybe superficial reason to admire her, on top of her other achievements, is her emoji game in git commits. Looking at Lucy’s...

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Radio edit: an improved scraping of and look at Radio Swiss classic program

April 29, 2017
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Radio edit: an improved scraping of and look at Radio Swiss classic program

Last week I published a post about scraping Radio Swiss Classic program. After that, Bob Rudis wrote an extremely useful post improving my code a lot and teaching me cool stuff. I don’t know why I forgot to add pauses between requests… Really bad b...

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A classical analysis (Radio Swiss classic program)

April 22, 2017
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A classical analysis (Radio Swiss classic program)

I am not a classical music expert at all, but I happen to have friends who are, and am even married to someone playing the cello (and the ukulele!). I appreciate listening to such music from time to time, in particular Baroque music. A friend made me d...

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Sow the seeds, know the seeds

April 11, 2017
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When you do simulations, for instance in R, e.g. drawing samples from a distribution, it’s best to set a random seed via the function set.seed in order to have reproducible results. The function has no default value. I think I mostly use set.seed(1)....

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Mapping waxwings annual migration without Twitter

April 7, 2017
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Mapping waxwings annual migration without Twitter

Recently a reader left a comment on this blog mentioning his cool blog post in which he mapped the spread of a migratory bird using Twitter. His data source was the Waxwings UK account which reports sightings of Bohemian waxwings in the UK. I decided t...

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Faces of #rstats Twitter

March 18, 2017
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Faces of #rstats Twitter

This week I was impressed by this tweet where Daniel Pett, Digital Humanities Lead at the British Museum, presented a collage of Twitter profile pics of all his colleagues. He made this piece of art using R (for collecting the usernames) and Python. I?...

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Hundreds of Guardian blind dates

March 6, 2017
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Hundreds of Guardian blind dates

One of my more or less guilty pleasures is reading The Guardian blind date each week. I think I started doing this when living in Cambridge, England for five months. I would buy i every weekday and The Guardian week-end every week-end. I wasn’t even ...

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Hundreds of Guardian blind dates

March 6, 2017
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Hundreds of Guardian blind dates

One of my more or less guilty pleasures is reading The Guardian blind date each week. I think I started doing this when living in Cambridge, England for five months. I would buy i every weekday and The Guardian week-end every week-end. I wasn’t even ...

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A glance at R-bloggers Twitter feed

February 27, 2017
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A glance at R-bloggers Twitter feed

It’s the second time I write a post about the blog aggregator R-bloggers, probably because I’m all about R blogs now that I have one. My husband says my posts are so meta. My first post was about R blogs names, in this one I shall focus on the last...

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A glance at R-bloggers Twitter feed

February 27, 2017
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A glance at R-bloggers Twitter feed

It’s the second time I write a post about the blog aggregator R-bloggers, probably because I’m all about R blogs now that I have one. My husband says my posts are so meta. My first post was about R blogs names, in this one I shall focus on the last...

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