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The Secret of Landusia: A Text Adventure in the R Language

May 12, 2019
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The Secret of Landusia: A Text Adventure in the R Language

Text adventures dominated the computer gaming world in the 1980s. This article explains how to write interactive fiction using the R language., The post The Secret of Landusia: A Text Adventure in the R Language appeared first on The Lucid Manager.

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Analyse Site Structure and Internal Linking Structure with igraph

April 8, 2019
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Analyse Site Structure and Internal Linking Structure with igraph

The post Analyse Site Structure and Internal Linking Structure with igraph appeared first on The Lucid Manager. This article discusses how to analyse site structure and internal linking structure of a Wordpress website using the iGraph package in R. The post Analyse Site Structure and Internal Linking Structure with igraph appeared first on The Lucid Manager.

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Decode Lyrics in Pop Music: Visualise Prose with the Songsim algorithm

March 22, 2019
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Decode Lyrics in Pop Music: Visualise Prose with the Songsim algorithm

The post Decode Lyrics in Pop Music: Visualise Prose with the Songsim algorithm appeared first on The Lucid Manager. The lyrics of songs are more and more repetitive. Wihin this repetitiveness hides a summetrical beauty. The Songsim algorithm helps to decode lyrics. The post Decode Lyrics in Pop Music: Visualise Prose with the Songsim algorithm appeared first on The Lucid Manager.

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Strategic Data Science: Creating Value With Data Big and Small

February 24, 2019
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Strategic Data Science: Creating Value With Data Big and Small

The post Strategic Data Science: Creating Value With Data Big and Small appeared first on The Lucid Manager. A pragmatic approach to creating value for businesses with useful, sound and aesthetic data science. The post Strategic Data Science: Creating Value With Data Big and Small appeared first on The Lucid Manager.

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Factor Analysis in R with Psych Package: Measuring Consumer Involvement

January 18, 2019
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Factor Analysis in R with Psych Package: Measuring Consumer Involvement

The post Factor Analysis in R with Psych Package: Measuring Consumer Involvement appeared first on The Lucid Manager. The first step for anyone who wants to promote or sell something is to understand the psychology of potential customers. Getting into the minds of consumers is often problematic because measuring psychological traits is a complex task. Researchers have developed many parameters...

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5½ Reasons to Ditch Spreadsheets for Data Science: Code is Poetry

December 10, 2018
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5½ Reasons to Ditch Spreadsheets for Data Science: Code is Poetry

The post 5½ Reasons to Ditch Spreadsheets for Data Science: Code is Poetry appeared first on The Lucid Manager. When I studied civil engineering some decades ago, we solved all our computing problems by writing code. Writing in BASIC or PASCAL, I could quickly perform fundamental engineering analysis, such as reinforced concrete beams, with my home-brew software library. Soon after...

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Discourse Network Analysis: Undertaking Literature Reviews in R

November 14, 2018
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Discourse Network Analysis: Undertaking Literature Reviews in R

Literature reviews are the cornerstone of science. Keeping abreast of developments within any given field of enquiry has become increasingly difficult given the enormous amounts of new research. Databases and search technology have made finding relevant literature easy but, keeping a coherent overview of the discourse within a field of enquiry is an ever more … Continue reading "Discourse...

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Celebrate Halloween with Creepy Computer Games in R

October 27, 2018
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Celebrate Halloween with Creepy Computer Games in R

In the 1980s I spent my time writing code on my 8-bit ZX81 and Atari computers. I learnt everything I know about programming from copying and modifying printed code listings from books with computer games. The games in these books are mostly simple text-based games, but the authors gave them enticing names, often imaginatively illustrated … Continue reading "Celebrate...

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Geocoding with ggmap and the Google API

October 9, 2018
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Geocoding with ggmap and the Google API

Some of the most popular articles on the Devil is in the Data show how to visualise spatial data creatively. In the old days, obtaining latitude and longitude required a physical survey, with Google maps, this has become a lot easier. The geocode function from the ggmap package extracts longitude and latitude from Google maps, … Continue reading "Geocoding...

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Flat Earth Mathematics in the R Language

September 1, 2018
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Flat Earth Mathematics in the R Language

I am soon embarking on a trip around the world to speak at the World Water Congress in Tokyo, visit family and friends in the Netherlands and some tourism in San Francisco. One of the workshops I am involved with is about Fake News in the water industry. Fake news and conspiracies are threatening western … Continue reading "Flat...

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