Revisiting the GOP Race with the Huff Post API and pollstR

November 7, 2012 | pssguy

Well, one election is over but it is never too soon to start another – or in this case revisit the past four years One day after the 2008 US Presidential election, there was a Rasmussen poll taken of 1000 likely voters asking for their choice for the 2012 Republican Presedential Candidate. The overwhelming ... [Read more...]

Notes on a Scandal – When Jimmy beat Katy

October 25, 2012 | pssguy

No the title doesn’t refer to how Katy Perry suffered at another of Jimmy Savile’s sexual predelictions, although these are two of  the participants. I’ll get to the details later Just over a year ago, I reflected on the relative wiki searches of leading female singing celebrities, ... [Read more...]

Processing Public Data with R

July 13, 2012 | pssguy

I use R aplenty in analysis and thought it might be worthwhile for some to see the typical process a relative newcomer goes through in extracting and analyzing public datasets In this instance I happen to be looking at Canadian air pollution statistics. The data I am interested in is ... [Read more...]

Simulated War

April 3, 2012 | pssguy

I am quite interested in both Wars with sabres and Sabremetric WARs but the War I am most involved in is the card game. Unfortunately, it is one my six year old favourites and he is quite happy to while away the hours (literally) playing it with anyone pressganged into ... [Read more...]

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