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Analyzing Accupedo step count data in R: Part 2 – Adding weather data

March 27, 2017
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Analyzing Accupedo step count data in R: Part 2 – Adding weather data

In my last set of posts, I wrote about analyzing data from the Accupedo step counter app I have on my phone. In this post, I'll talk about some additional analysis I've done by merging the step counter data with weather data from another source.The website www.wunderground.com has freely available weather data available for most parts of the...

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Analyzing Accupedo step count data in R

January 4, 2017
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Analyzing Accupedo step count data in R

Rap text analysis- Watch the Throne (Kanye West and Jay Z) – Part 3

March 3, 2014
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Rap text analysis- Watch the Throne (Kanye West and Jay Z) – Part 3

This last post will give a quick overview of two other methods I used to try to understand Watch the Throne using text analysis with R. Last post about this album, I promise!The first analysis I'll present here has to do with clustering of songs. I was very inspired by the Stanford Literary Lab's series of pamphlets,...

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Rap text analysis- Watch the Throne (Kanye West and Jay Z) – Part 2

January 5, 2014
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Rap text analysis- Watch the Throne (Kanye West and Jay Z) – Part 2

In my last post, I described some first text analyses I did with R, using wordclouds to visualize language use in Kanye West and Jay-Z's collaborative 2011 album "Watch the Throne."This post presents some more statistically-oriented analyses of languag...

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Rap text analysis- Watch the Throne (Kanye West and Jay Z) – Part 1

December 28, 2013
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Rap text analysis- Watch the Throne (Kanye West and Jay Z) – Part 1

Over the past couple of months I've been playing around with text analysis in R. I'm eventually going to use these methods for a business-type problem, but as a way to learn how to conduct different types of text analyses and to learn the methods, I've been looking at song lyrics for rap music.One of...

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