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Using R to Analyze Fargo Crime Data

December 22, 2019
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Using R to Analyze Fargo Crime Data

tl;dr: If you are impatient and want to go straight to the fun stuff, here is a link to the interactive web dashboard that I built to supplement this analysis. Best viewed on desktop PC. On a recent Monday afternoon that I would normally have spent...

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Introducing the schrute Package: the Entire Transcripts From The Office

December 14, 2019
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Introducing the schrute Package: the Entire Transcripts From The Office

What This is a package that does/has only one thing: the complete transcriptions of all episodes of The Office! (US version). Use this data set to master NLP or text analysis. Let’s scratch the surface of the subject with a few examples from the excellent Text Mining with R book, by Julia Silge and David Robinson. First install the package from CRAN: #...

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Building a Corporate R Package for Pleasure and Profit

October 19, 2019
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Building a Corporate R Package for Pleasure and Profit

The “Great Restructuring” of our economy is underway. That’s the official name for what we know is happening: the best are rising to the top, and the mediocre are sinking to the bottom. It’s the Matthew Principle in-motion. In Brynjolfsson and McAfee’s 2011 book Race Against the Machine, they detail how this New Economy will favor those that have the...

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Announcing tidyUSDA: A Package for working with USDA Data

September 28, 2019
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Announcing tidyUSDA: A Package for working with USDA Data

I’m proud to announce the release of an R package that has cured one of my own personal itches: pulling and working with USDA data, specifically Quick Stats data from NASS. tidyUSDA is a minimal package for doing just that. The following is cut out from the package vignette, which you can find here: https://bradlindblad.github.io/tidyUSDA Why tidyUSDA? Why do we need...

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