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Amazon Alexa and Accented English

July 18, 2018 | Rstats on Julia Silge

Earlier this spring, one of my data science friends here in SLC got in contact with me about some fun analysis. My friend Dylan Zwick is a founder at Pulse Labs, a voice-testing startup, and they were chatting with the Washington Post about a piece on how devices like Amazon ...
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Punctuation in literature

June 29, 2018 | Rstats on Julia Silge

This morning I was scrolling through Twitter and noticed Alberto Cairo share this lovely data visualization piece by Adam J. Calhoun about the varying prevalence of punctuation in literature. I thought, “I want to do that!” It also offers me the opportunity to chat about a few of the new ... [Read more...]

Stack Overflow questions around the world

April 10, 2018 | Rstats on Julia Silge

I am so lucky to work with so many generous, knowledgeable, and amazing people at Stack Overflow, including Ian Allen and Kirti Thorat. Both Ian and Kirti are part of biweekly sessions we have at Stack Overflow where several software developers join me in practicing R, data science, and modeling ... [Read more...]

tidytext 0.1.6

January 9, 2018 | Rstats on Julia Silge

I am pleased to announce that tidytext 0.1.6 is now on CRAN! Most of this release, as well as the 0.1.5 release which I did not blog about, was for maintenance, updates to align with API changes from tidytext’s dependencies, and bugs. I just spent a good chunk of effort getting ...
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Tidy word vectors, take 2!

November 26, 2017 | Rstats on Julia Silge

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about finding word vectors using tidy data principles, based on an approach outlined by Chris Moody on the StitchFix tech blog. I’ve been pondering how to improve this approach, and whether it would be nice to wrap up some of these ...
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New sports from random emoji

November 24, 2017 | Rstats on Julia Silge

I love emoji ❤️ and I love xkcd, so this recent comic from Randall Munroe was quite a delight for me. I sat there, enjoying the thought of these new sports like horse hole and multiplayer avocado and I thought, “I can make more of these in just the barest handful ...
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Word Vectors with tidy data principles

October 29, 2017 | Rstats on Julia Silge

Last week I saw Chris Moody’s post on the Stitch Fix blog about calculating word vectors from a corpus of text using word counts and matrix factorization, and I was so excited! This blog post illustrates how to implement that approach to find word vector representations in R using ...
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Mapping ecosystems of software development

October 2, 2017 | Rstats on Julia Silge

I have a new post on the Stack Overflow blog today about the complex, interrelated ecosystems of software development. On the data team at Stack Overflow, we spend a lot of time and energy thinking about tech ecosystems and how technologies are related to each other. One way to get ... [Read more...]

tidytext 0.1.4

September 29, 2017 | Rstats on Julia Silge

I am pleased to announce that tidytext 0.1.4 is now on CRAN! This release of our package for text mining using tidy data principles has an excellent collection of delightfulness in it. First off, all the important functions in tidytext now support supp...
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Navigating the R Package Universe

July 25, 2017 | Rstats on Julia Silge

Earlier this month, I, along with John Nash, Spencer Graves, and Ludovic Vannoorenberghe, organized a session at useR!2017 focused on discovering, learning about, and evaluating R packages. You can check out the recording of the session. There are m... [Read more...]
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