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The JapanR Conference 2018 Round-Up!

December 5, 2018
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The JapanR Conference 2018 Round-Up!

This past weekend was the 9th JapanR Conference hosted at LINE Corporation in Tokyo, Japan! I’ve been back in Japan for nearly a year now and I’ve been going to nearly every one of the R user meetups here, TokyoR, and it’s ...

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Visualizing the Weather in Japan: A Sweltering Summer Story!

October 3, 2018
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Visualizing the Weather in Japan: A Sweltering Summer Story!

I’ve lived in a couple of countries where talking (or more typically whinging) about the weather is a national past time so I took things one step further, by making a blog post about it! The past few months we’ve...

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Animating the Goals of the World Cup: Comparing the old vs. new gganimate and tweenr API!

July 23, 2018
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Animating the Goals of the World Cup: Comparing the old vs. new gganimate and tweenr API!

Welcome to Part 3 of my series on “Visualizing the World Cup with R”! This is the culmination of this mini project that I’ve been working on throughout the World Cup. In addition, from having listened to Thomas Pedersen’s...

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Visualize the World Cup with R! Part 1: Recreating Goals with ggsoccer and ggplot2

June 28, 2018
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Visualize the World Cup with R! Part 1: Recreating Goals with ggsoccer and ggplot2

After posting a couple of my World Cup viz on Twitter, I thought I’ll collate some of them into a blog post. This will be Part 1 of a series as the World Cup goes on and I keep...

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My first R package building experience: Reflections from creating bulletchartr!

April 29, 2018
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My first R package building experience: Reflections from creating bulletchartr!

I haven’t been able to make a blog post in a while (my blog post on cherry blossoms earlier this month was more of a big update)! Since my last post I: moved back to Tokyo, went to the...

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Exploring Japan’s Postwar Economic Miracle with gganimate, tweenr, & highcharter!

January 11, 2018
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Exploring Japan’s Postwar Economic Miracle with gganimate, tweenr, & highcharter!

In this blog post I weave in gganimate, tweenr, and highcharter plots while exploring the American policies that aided Japan’s postwar economic miracle! Back in college, I wrote a paper on this subject for my United States Econo...

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Where to live in Japan: XKCD-themed climate plots and maps!

November 21, 2017
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Where to live in Japan: XKCD-themed climate plots and maps!

In the past week or so, XKCD graphs of “The most comfortable place to live in ___” have been popping up on the #rstats community on Twitter. Jumping onto this trend (though slightly late), I will do one for Japan, the country where I was born! Some great examples that I’ve seen so far include Maëlle Salmon’s blog post...

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Thrice: Sentiment Analysis – Emotions in Lyrics!

October 21, 2017
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Thrice: Sentiment Analysis – Emotions in Lyrics!

Part 1: Song length distributions with joy plots! Part 2: Breaking down the lyrics, word-by-word with tidytext In Part 3 we get into the core element of our analysis, investigating the various sentiments and emotions expres...

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Thrice: Breaking Down The Lyrics Word-by-Word!

October 9, 2017
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Thrice: Breaking Down The Lyrics Word-by-Word!

In Part 2 we will look at the lyrical content of the band, Thrice. By dividing the lyrics of each song into a single-word-per-row format, we can take a much closer look at the the lyrical content at various...

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