# Articles by R on R(e)Thinking

August 15, 2020 |

New hockeystick package on github The goal of hockeystick is to make essential Climate Change datasets easily available to non-climate experts. hockeystick users can download the latest raw data from authoritative sources as well as view it via pre-def... [Read more...]

### Climate change: Modeling 140+ years of temperature data with tsibble and fable

January 20, 2019 |

Background to this post: rstudio::conf 2019 I had the wonderful opportunity to attend RStudio’s annual conference in Austin, Texas last week, supported by a generous grant from RStudio. While I can’t possibly write about all of the incredible people I met and the excellent presentations I saw, I’...

### The Riddler: Santa Needs Some Help With Math

December 21, 2018 |

For the last Riddler of the year I attempt to solve both the Express and Classic Riddlers! Riddler Express: How Long Will it Take Santa to Place his Reindeer? We need to find out how long it will take Santa to place his reindeer in the correct sled positions, if ...

### Riddler Express: The Chess Match Problem

November 17, 2018 |

The Problem This week’s Riddler Express was more involved than I anticipated. The World Chess Championship is underway. We need to find the odds that the better player wins a 12-game match, given: One of the players is better than his opponent to th...

### Charting The Top Five Climate Data Sets Using ggplot2

November 15, 2018 |

What is this post about? The urgent need to address climate change implies that we should all act to communicate and confront this existential risk. However, the enormous amount of climate data can be daunting for non-experts such as myself to navigate. What data should we be looking at? Where ...

### Riddler Classic: How Far Would You Go To Rig A Coin Flip?

November 2, 2018 |

An Election Probability Riddler Classic, Just in Time for November 6 two math puzzles to end your week right: https://t.co/ty6CpcrWXK pic.twitter.com/9EnPlGbwEt— Oliver Roeder (@ollie) November 2, 2018 This week’s FiveThirtyEight Riddler Classic was about winning elections, fair and square, or by any means necessary… In ...

### Riddler Classic: Riddler League Football Cards

September 7, 2018 |

Another Riddler Classic Simulation + Animation two math puzzles to end your week right: https://t.co/DxDm2arvpB pic.twitter.com/ki8KnQyC5Z— Oliver Roeder (@ollie) September 7, 2018 This week’s FiveThirtyEight Riddler Classic presented another opportunity to simulate repeated sampling and visualize the results. In this instance we needed ...

### Riddler Classic: The Perfect Doodle Puzzle

August 4, 2018 |

Apologia It’s been quite a while since my last post and I regret that. I’ve been rather busy, mainly with this. Now that’s succesfully out of the way I have a little more time to write a few words and post a little R code here. Despite ...

### Riddler Express: Arithmetic Anarchists Attack

April 13, 2018 |

On the April 6, 2018 FiveThirtyEight Riddler Express The Riddler is the excellent math and logic puzzle weekly by Oliver Roeder. Puzzles are posted every friday, together with the solutions to the previous week’s puzzles. I occasionally submit proposed solutions, using R whenever possible. Yesterday Ollie was kind enough to give ...

### Best Behavior, Teething Troubles, or Looking the Other Way?

February 22, 2018 |

Corporate Regulatory Fines in the First Year of the Trump Administration We Assess the Monetary Fines and Settlements of Large US Public Corporations During the First Year of the Trump Administration We examine the current constituents of the Russell 1000, an index of large and mid size US public corporations. We ...

### Phyllotaxis3D, Belatedly

February 18, 2018 |

I coded my first R/Shiny app a month ago, but never wrote about it anywhere. Here’s the backstory. What the heck is phyllotaxis, anyway? As part of my exploration of the R world I came upon @aschinchon’s fantastic fronkonstin website. It’s a beautiful and creative display ... [Read more...]

### Thank You, #rstats World

February 17, 2018 |

Why start another data science blog? Two main reasons. First and foremost, this blog is an effort to contribute back to the amazing #rstats community from which I have benefited so much over the past year. Second, I hope it will also challenge me to tackle new and interesting questions ... [Read more...]