Facebook Graph API Explorer with R

November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

I wanted to play around with the Facebook Graph API  using the Graph API Explorer page as a coding exercise. This facility allows one to use the API with a temporary authorisation token. Now, I don’t know how to make an R package for the proper API where you ... [Read more...]

rnpn: An R interface for the National Phenology Network

August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

The team at rOpenSci and I have been working on a wrapper for the USA National Phenology Network API. The following is a demo of some of the current possibilities. We will have more functions down the road. Get the publicly available code, and contribu...
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PLoS journals API from R: "rplos"

June 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Public Libraries of Science (PLOS) has an API so that developers can create cool tools to access their data (including full text papers!!).Carl Boettiger at UC Davis and I are working on R functions that use the PLoS API. See our code on Githu...
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Analysing the ISMB 2010 meeting using R

July 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

The colossus of bioinformatics meetings, ISMB, convened in Boston this year from July 9 – 13. As in recent years, the meeting was covered online at its website, FriendFeed and Twitter. I thought it would be fun to run a quick analysis of activity at the FriendFeed room using R. 1. Fetch the data ...
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Eight R Video Tutorials on VCASMO

February 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Download "Getting Started with the Social Media Analytics Research Toolkit" (pdf, 1.25 megabytes) Download the Social Media Analytics Research Toolkit Thanks to Drew Conway (@drewconway), a PhD student at New York University, there are now eight excell... [Read more...]

APIs: I wish the life sciences would learn from social networks

December 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

I was prompted by a thread on the apparent decline of FriendFeed to look for evidence of declining participation in my networks. First, a quick and dirty Ruby script, tls.rb to grab the Life Scientists feed and count the likes and comments: #!/usr/bin/ruby require 'rubygems' require 'json/...
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