Articles by markbulling

Clegg vs Pleb: An XKCD-esque chart

October 2, 2012 | markbulling

I saw an interesting “challenge” on StackOverflow last night to create an XKCD style chart in R. A couple of hours later & going in a very similar direction to a couple of the answers on SO, I got to something that looked pretty good, using the sin and cos curves ... [Read more...]

Some new functions I’ve discovered in R

January 29, 2012 | markbulling

I’ve been writing a fair amount of R recently and have been going through a good learning period, here are some functions that I’ve discovered (mainly plyr and reshape related) and thought I would share: merge_all is a good way to merge multiple different data frames, rather ... [Read more...]

Making an R Package: Not as hard as you think

January 11, 2012 | markbulling

I’ve been writing functions in R for a while to do various things like talking to APIs, web scraping, model testing and data visualisation (basically thing which can get a bit repetitive!), but have always been slightly intimidated about turning those functions into a package, which I could then ... [Read more...]

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