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Read elsewhere: Organizing DataFest the tidy way

April 5, 2017
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Part of the reason why we have been somewhat silent at Citizen Statistician is that it’s DataFest season, and that means a few weeks (months?) of all consuming organization followed by a weekend of super fun data immersion and exhaustion… … Continue reading →

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Creating Interactive Plots with R and Highcharts

October 19, 2016
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Creating Interactive Plots with R and Highcharts

By Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel Sometimes great ideas come from trying to solve simple problems. This seems to be especially true for software developers who are willing to put in an unreasonable amount of effort to solve a simple problem to their satisfaction. So the story goes that Torstein Hønsi, the founder and Chief Product Officer of

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Project TIER

June 25, 2016
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Project TIER

Last year I was awarded a Project TIER (Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research) fellowship, and last week my work on the fellowship wrapped up with a meeting with the project leads, other fellows from last year, as well as new … Continue reading →

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A two-hour introduction to data analysis in R

November 9, 2015
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A few weeks ago I gave a two-hour Introduction to R workshop for the Master of Engineering Management students at Duke. The session was organized by the student-led Career Development and Alumni Relations committee within this program. The slides for the … Continue reading →

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TIL what happens if you use %>% instead of + in ggplot2

September 16, 2015
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This post is about ggplot2 and dplyr packages, so let’s start with loading them: I can’t be the first person to make the following mistake: Can you spot the mistake in the code above? Look closely at the end of the first … Continue reading →

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R packages for undergraduate stat ed

August 9, 2015
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The other day on the isostat mailing list Doug Andrews asked the following question: Which R packages do you consider the most helpful and essential for undergrad stat ed? I ask in great part because it would help my local … Continue reading →

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“Mail merge” with RMarkdown

June 1, 2015
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“Mail merge” with RMarkdown

The term “mail merge” might not be familiar to those who have not worked in an office setting, but here is the Wikipedia definition: Mail merge is a software operation describing the production of multiple (and potentially large numbers of) documents from … Continue reading →

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Reproducibility breakout session at USCOTS

May 30, 2015
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Somehow almost an entire academic year went by without a blog post, I must have been busy… It’s time to get back in the saddle! (I’m using the classical definition of this idiom here, “doing something you stopped doing for a … Continue reading →

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Datasets handpicked by students

April 14, 2013
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I’m often on the hunt for datasets that will not only work well with the material we’re covering in class, but will (hopefully) pique students’ interest. One sure choice is to use data collected from the students, as it is … Continue reading →

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