Articles by Michael Toth

A Detailed Guide to ggplot colors

May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Once you've figured out how to create the standard scatter plots, bar charts, and line graphs in ggplot, the next step to really elevate your graphs is to master working with color. Strategic use of color can really help your graphs to stand out and make an impact. In this ...
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A Detailed Guide to ggplot colors

May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Once you've figured out how to create the standard scatter plots, bar charts, and line graphs in ggplot, the next step to really elevate your graphs is to master working with color. Strategic use of color can really help your graphs to stand out and make an impact. In this ...
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10 Steps to Better Graphs in R

May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Over the last 5 years, I have created a LOT of graphs. And let me tell you, they haven't all been pretty. But with each new graph that I've created, I've improved my knowledge of what works and what doesn't. And I've used that knowledge to develop a s... [Read more...]

10 Steps to Better Graphs in R

May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Over the last 5 years, I have created a LOT of graphs. And let me tell you, they haven't all been pretty. But with each new graph that I've created, I've improved my knowledge of what works and what doesn't. And I've used that knowledge to develop a s... [Read more...]

Detailed Guide to the Bar Chart in R with ggplot

May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

When it comes to data visualization, flashy graphs can be fun. Believe me, I'm as big a fan of flashy graphs as anybody. But if you're trying to convey information, especially to a broad audience, flashy isn't always the way to go. Whether it's the line graph, scatter plot, or ...
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Getting a Data Science Job is not a Numbers Game!

April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

My First (Non Data Science) Job Search Let me tell you a story about my first job search. It was 2010, and data science jobs weren't really a thing yet. I'll get to that in a minute, but bear with me first because there's a point to all this. At the...
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A Detailed Guide to the ggplot Scatter Plot in R

April 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

When it comes to data visualization, flashy graphs can be fun. But if you're trying to convey information, especially to a broad audience, flashy isn't always the way to go. Last week I showed how to work with line graphs in R. In this article, I'm going to talk about ...
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R Programmers Earn More than Python Programmers

April 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

At least globally, that is. According to the 2019 Stack Overflow Developer Survey, R users globally reported earning an average of $64k per year, $1k more than the $63k reported by Python developers. In the United States, that situation reverses, with ...
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R Programmers Earn More than Python Programmers

April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

At least globally, that is. According to the 2019 Stack Overflow Developer Survey, R users globally reported earning an average of $64k per year, $1k more than the $63k reported by Python developers. In the United States, that situation reverses, with ...
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The Ultimate Opinionated Guide to Base R Date Format Functions

April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

When I was first learning R, working with dates was one of the hardest and most time consuming tasks I dealt with. There are so many things to learn! What do I do with as.POSIXct(), as.POSIXlt(), strftime(), strptime(), format(), and as.Date()? R date formats were confusing, and ...
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Popularity of Baby Names Since 1880

November 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

A while back I spent some time figuring out how to serve interactive shiny apps through my website, but I haven't had a chance to build anything until recently. I set out to create a few simple shiny apps in R that I could use as a sort of test ... [Read more...]
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