Articles by Timothy Lin

Benchmark of popular graph/network packages v2

May 9, 2020 | Timothy Lin

This is an update of a benchmark of popular graph / network packages post. This study aims to serve as a starting point for anyone interested in applied graph or network analysis. The featured network packages offer a convenient and standardised API for modelling data as graphs and extracting network related ...
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Serverless Machine Learning with R on Cloud Run

January 21, 2020 | Timothy Lin

One of the main challenges that every data scientist face is model deployment. Unless you are one of the lucky few who has loads of data engineers to help you deploy a model, it’s really an issue in enterprise projects. I am not even implying that the model needs ...
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An Overview of the Singapore Hiring Landscape

November 20, 2018 | Timothy Lin

The idea of having a 360 degree view of the entire job seeking and matching landscape has always been a dream of any labour economist. Just imagine, a dataset of CVs and job seekers matched with job advertisements and openings! The potential of such a dataset to answer existing questions on ...
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Visualising Networks in ASOIAF – Part II

October 13, 2018 | Timothy Lin

This is the second post of a character network analysis of George R. R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice and Fire (ASOIAF) series as well as my first submission to the R Bloggers community. A warm welcome to all readers out there! In my first post, I touched on ...
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Visualising Networks in ASOIAF

September 8, 2018 | Timothy Lin

While waiting for the winds of winter to arrive, there is plenty of time to revisit the 5 books. One of my favourite aspects of the series is the character and world building. As the song of ice and fire universe is so big, many characters are mentioned in passing while ...
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Applications of DAGs in Causal Inference

August 8, 2018 | Timothy Lin

Introduction Two years ago I came across Pearl’s work on using directed cyclical graphs (DAGs) to model the problem of causal inference and have read the debate between academics on Pearl’s framework vs Rubin’s potential outcomes framework. Then...
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Dashboard 2.0

November 22, 2017 | Timothy Lin

SG Dashboard 2.0 is now released and updated with Q3’s economic results. Built on R’s flexdashboard with interactive graphs on Plotly. My take on bringing statistical releases to the digital age. [Read more...]

Mapping SG – Shiny App

October 10, 2017 | Timothy Lin

While my previous posts on the Singapore census data focused mainly on the distribution of religious beliefs, there are many interesting trends that could be observed on other characteristics. I decided to pool the data which I have cleaned and process... [Read more...]

Using Leaflet in R – Tutorial

September 12, 2017 | Timothy Lin

Here’s a tutorial on using Leaflet in R. While the leaflet package supports many options, the documentation is not the clearest and I had to do a bit of googling to customise the plot to my liking. This walkthrough documents the key features of the package which I find ... [Read more...]
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