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Do know Shake Shack’s locations outside of the US? You’d be surprised

May 12, 2018
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Do know Shake Shack’s locations outside of the US? You’d be surprised

Madison Shake I had heard that the lines to get some food at Shake Shack are long. So when I saw a new location opening in downtown LA, I wondered how many locations does it have and how fast are they spreading across the US. The answers surprised me. Using R and previous code, I The post Do know...

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A man went to buy waffles. He got pies instead. A Study of Waffle Chart vs. Dot Plot vs. Pie Charts

April 9, 2018
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A man went to buy waffles. He got pies instead. A Study of Waffle Chart vs. Dot Plot vs. Pie Charts

Parts-to-Whole Charts Creating good charts is difficult. Parts-to-whole charts are even more difficult to create, not technically, but to generate a higher level of efficacy. The most common parts-to-whole chart, in which you show different proportions of a measure, is a pie chart. So much so that a hotel advertised its meeting rooms with this The post A man...

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Best Books to Learn R Programming

January 14, 2018
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Best Books to Learn R Programming

Books. Books. Books.There are many books to help you learn R programming. But how do you know which book to choose to invest your time? Don't worry. This short list of only the best R books to help you learn R programming. Here we go:R for Data ScienceLearn from the master! Learn from the guy who The post Best Books...

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Step by Step Tutorial: Deep Learning with TensorFlow in R

January 14, 2018
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Step by Step Tutorial: Deep Learning with TensorFlow in R

Deep Learning with TensorFlow Deep learning, also known as deep structured learning or hierarchical learning, is a type of machine learning focused on learning data representations and feature learning rather than individual or specific tasks. Feature learning, also known as representation learning, can be supervised, semi-supervised or unsupervised. Deep learning architectures include deep neural networks, The post Step by...

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Little silly fun with R

August 13, 2017
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Little silly fun with R

Yes, I know. I’m a hypocrite to be creating ‘interesting’ stuff using R. If you’ll excuse me just this one time, you’ll see some silly fun using R. It is an experiment to see how much we can extend R as well as learning new packages. Add a background image to a plot I don’t The post Little silly...

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DC vs Marvel Comic Universe: which movies are doing better?

July 16, 2017
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DC vs Marvel Comic Universe: which movies are doing better?

The latest Spider-man movie, Spider-man: Homecoming, has high hopes for the Marvel Comic Universe just as Wonder woman from the DC universe proved a huge success. The Marvel and DC comic universes both have some great superheros, but only a few of them are succeeding at the box office. I wanted to compare these super-hero The post DC vs...

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NYT and WaPo Data Visualizations on Carbon Emissions Recreated in R

June 15, 2017
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NYT and WaPo Data Visualizations on Carbon Emissions Recreated in R

After President Trump declared that the U.S. was pulling out of the Paris agreement on climate change, the New York Times and Washington Post published a couple of stories. In these stories, they included a few charts. They caught my eye and I wanted to see whether I could tell similar stories and draw some The post NYT and...

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How to Create a Wall Street Journal Data Visualization in R

April 12, 2017
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How to Create a Wall Street Journal Data Visualization in R

We know that the NY Times data visualizations are pretty awesome, but the Wall Street Journal’s data visualizations are nothing to laugh at. In fact, one of my favorite books on data visualization is by Dona Wong, the former graphics editor of Wall Street Journal and a student of Ed Tufte at Yale (and yes, The post How to...

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How to Create a Data Visualization from the New York Times in R

February 20, 2017
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How to Create a Data Visualization from the New York Times in R

Undoubtedly, the New York Times publishes the best data visualizations and infographics that are data intensive, yet are elegant. The elegance comes from carefully studying the data, identifying the key patterns and simplifying the graphics to show these patterns or trends. Here’s what Amanda Cox, editor of The Upshot, said in an interview “we probably The post How to...

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Mapping Walmart Growth Across the US using R

October 11, 2016
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Have you seen the Walmart growth maps video at flowingdata? And, did you wish that you could create similar animated movies using R? Well, you came to the right place. In this post, you will learn how to create point maps at the zip code level and then animate them to make a movie using The post Mapping Walmart...

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