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David Bowie Discography: A network made using R and D3Plus

January 9, 2017
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I prepared a network in the memory of David Bowie two years after he passed away. His music touched me. Here is the network. My sources were: the collaboration I knew + googling to verify those and adding others.

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R and GNU tools via Homebrew

January 7, 2017
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Introduction I was in need of using stock Python (Homebrew provided version) from RStudio and I found that the user path is ignored by GUI applications. I discovered that because Python packages installed via pip were not recognised from RStudio. Here'...

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Using googlesheets and mailR packages in R to automate reporting

December 17, 2016
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Most companies make extensive use of spreadsheets to store, work and share data internally. For years, Excel has been the main software that allowed people to share internal data. But using Excel for reporting has its drawbacks: First manually updating data into spreadsheets is time-consuming and takes a large amount of analysts’ time. Before automating much of the reporting I am...

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JHU-Coursera Data Science Specialization and MOOCs Interest

December 9, 2016
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JHU-Coursera Data Science Specialization and MOOCs Interest

Introduction I have completed this specialization more than a year ago but I have decided to write again about it because I'm teaching Data Visualization at Universidad de Chile and JHU materials has proven to be an excellent source for my students. If you want to read more about this specialization you can do that here. Why I do recommend...

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