Articles by Robin Lovelace - R

Coxcomb plots and ‘spiecharts’ in R

December 27, 2013 | Robin Lovelace - R

I was contacted recently by a housing organisation who wanted an attractive visualisation of their finances, arranged in a circular form. Because there were two 4 continuous variables to include, all of which were proportions of each other, the client suggested a plot similar to a pie chart, but with each ...
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Introduction to R and ggplot2 course

December 6, 2013 | Robin Lovelace - R

This course is about getting to grips with the basics of the R command line for basic data analysis and visualisation. There's a focus on maps and ggplot2. The first part of the course uses Rich Harris's "Short Introduction to R" (here). The second part works through an "Introduction to ... [Read more...]

Installing rgdal in Ubuntu 13.04

November 26, 2013 | Robin Lovelace - R

The Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) is a workhorse of digital mapping. Written in c++, it underpins many online and desktop geoprocessing programs including QGIS and GeoServer. Through its OGR library, GDAL enables the import and export of most common spatial data formats, including the trusty ESRI Shapefile. These features ... [Read more...]
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