Articles by Paul Oldham's Analytics Blog

Dr. Evil meets the robotstxt package

January 7, 2018 | Paul Oldham's Analytics Blog

I am fairly new to webscraping in R using rvest and one question is whether a site gives permission for scraping. This information is often contained in the robots.txt file on a website. So, I’m briefly going to explore the ROpenSci robotstxt package by Peter Meissner. robotstxt provides ... [Read more...]


December 26, 2017 | Paul Oldham's Analytics Blog

My name is Paul Oldham, I hold a PhD in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and I’m the lead at One World Analytics. My major interest is the conservation of biodiversity and the rights of indigenous peoples. For much of the 1990s and into the 2000s ... [Read more...]

Creating an Infographic with infogram

April 19, 2016 | Paul Oldham's Analytics Blog

In this article we will use RStudio to prepare patent data for visualisation in an infographic using the online software tool infogram. Infographics are a popular way of presenting data in a way that is easy for a reader to understand without reading a long report. Infographics are well suited ...
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Patent Datasets

August 6, 2015 | Paul Oldham's Analytics Blog

One problem for people seeking to learn patent analytics is a lack of access to patent data from different sources. In this article I introduce the patent datasets developed for the WIPO Open Source Patent Analytics Project as training sets for patent... [Read more...]

Graphing Patent Data with ggplot2 part2

July 19, 2015 | Paul Oldham's Analytics Blog

Introduction The Grammar of Graphics Creating a Pie Chart (aaaargh) Introduction This is Part 2 of an article introducing R for patent analytics that focuses on visualising patent data in R using the ggplot2 package. In Part 1 we introduced the basics of wrangling patent data in R using the dplyr package ...
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