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The Financial Times uses R for Quantitative Journalism

September 27, 2016
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The Financial Times uses R for Quantitative Journalism

At the 2016 EARL London conference senior data-visualisation journalist John Burn-Murdoch, described how the Financial Times uses R to produce high-quality, striking data visualisations. Until recently, charts were the realm of an information designer using tools like Adobe Illustrator: the output was beautiful, but the process was a long and winding one. The FT needed to be able to...

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EARL London 2016 revisited – Day 2

September 27, 2016
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EARL London 2016 revisited – Day 2

This year’s conference was a great opportunity to catch up with friends and meet new people who are eager to talk about their work with R. We enjoyed the sessions we attended and thought that the presenters were entertaining as … Continue reading →

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Surveillance Out of the Box – The #Zombie Experiment

September 24, 2016
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Surveillance Out of the Box – The #Zombie Experiment

Abstract We perform a social experiment to investigate, if zombie related twitter posts can used as a reliable indicator for an early warning system. We show how such a system can be set up almost out-of-the-box using R - a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. Warning: This blog entry contains toxic doses of Danish irony and sarcasm...

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Analyzing World Bank data with WDI, googleVis Motion Charts

September 17, 2016
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Analyzing World Bank data with  WDI, googleVis Motion Charts

Recently I was surfing the web, when I came across a real cool post New R package to access World Bank data, by Markus Gesmann on using googleVis and motion charts with World Bank Data. The post also introduced me to Hans Rosling, Professor of Sweden’s Karolinska Institute. Hans Rosling, the creator of the famous … Continue...

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How to produce an animated gif of rise in global temperature in R

September 15, 2016
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How to produce an animated gif of rise in global temperature in R

I came across a really cool tweet a few days ago containing an animated GIF demonstrating rise in global temperatures since 1880: Visualizing the Warmest August in 136 Years https://t.co/PSjA2NfYem Data via @NASAGISS #NASA #climate pic.twitter.com/DIk8z7Zodj — NASA Earth (@NASAEarth) September 12, 2016 Link to the blog is here. I wanted to see if I

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What is the cost of a progress bar in R?

September 11, 2016
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What is the cost of a progress bar in R?

The pbapply R package adds progress bar to vectorized functions, like lapply. A feature request regarding progress bar for parallel functions has been sitting at the development GitHub repository for a few months. More recently, the author of the pbmcapply package dropped a note about his implementation of forking functionality with progress bar for Unix/Linux computers, which got me...

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In case you missed it: August 2016 roundup

September 9, 2016
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from August of particular interest to R users. An amusing short video extols the benefits of reproducible research with R. A guide to implementing a churn model for mobile phone customers with Microsoft R Services. Computerworld's Sharon Machlis presents 5 data visualizations each using 5 lines of R code. A...

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Shiny tips & tricks for improving your apps and solving common problems

August 29, 2016
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Shiny tips & tricks for improving your apps and solving common problems

This document contains a collection of various Shiny tricks that I commonly use or that I know many people ask about. Each link contains a complete functional Shiny app that demonstrates how to perform a non trivial task in Shiny. The complet...

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The Olympic Medal Table Visualized Gapminder Style

August 20, 2016
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The Olympic Medal Table Visualized Gapminder Style

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The markdown+Rknitr source code of this blog is available under a GNU General Public License (GPL v3) license from . Abstract Following Hans Rosling's Gapminder animation style we visualize the total number of medals a country...

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The inexorable growth of student debt, charted with R

August 15, 2016
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The inexorable growth of student debt, charted with R

Len Kiefer, Deputy Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, recently published the following chart to his personal blog showing household debt in the United States (excluding mortgage debt). As you can see, student loan debt has steadily increased over the last 13 years and has now eclipsed all other forms of non-mortgage debt: He also created this animated chart showing...

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