Video: Overlay Histogram in R (normal, density, another series)

November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

This video explains how to overlay histogram plots in R for 3 common cases: overlaying a histogram with a normal curve, overlaying a histogram with a density curve, and overlaying a histogram with a second data series plotted on a … Continue reading →Video: Overlay Histogram in R (normal, density, another series) ... [Read more...]

Video: R, RStudio, Rcmdr & rattle

September 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

I did a screencast for my co-workers to show how to get started with R, specifically what a base installation of R looks like, then showing how to improve your workflow using RStudio, Rcmdr or rattle.  The examples are somewhat … Continue reading →Video: R, RStudio, Rcmdr & rattle is an article ... [Read more...]

Spatial Data with R

December 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

On September 14th 2011 Dr Alec Stephenson gave a talk on exploring spatial data with R (see Meetup page). The video of the talk is now available online. The talk provides a non-mathematical and entirely equation-free talk on visualizing and … Continue reading →
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A Spatial Data Analysis GUI for R

December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

I am excited to announce the addition of DeducerSpatial to the Deducer plug-in ecosystem. DeducerSpatial is a graphical user interface for the visualization and analysis of spatial data, built on Deducer's plug-in platform. In a previous post I illustrated how to user DeducerSpatial from the command line to add Open ... [Read more...]

Reading Excel data is easy with JGR and XLConnect

October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Despite the fact that Excel is the most widespread application for data manipulation and (perhaps) analysis, R's support for the xls and xlsx file formats has left a lot to be desired. Fortunately, the XLConnect package has been created to fill this void, and now JGR 1.7-8 includes integration with ... [Read more...]

Experiences with using SAS and R in insurance and banking

August 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

In July 2011, Hong Ooi presented an engaging talk to Melbourne R Users Group. Both David Smith from Revolutions and Eugene Dubossarsky behind the Analyst First movement have discussed the presentation. The video of the talk is now available for … Continue reading →
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Create an animated clock in R with ggplot2 (and ffmpeg)

August 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Because it’s Friday—and I needed to create this for a separate visualization—here is how to create an animated clock in R using ggplot2. In just about 20 lines of code! And here is the clock… I think this is a nifty way to show time elapse, rather than ... [Read more...]

Jeromy Anglim on Reproducible Research and R

December 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Jeromy Anglim, fellow social scientist and R aficionado from across the globe, gave a great talk to the Melbourne R Users Group last week on the joys of creating reproducible results. A subject near and dear to me, but not one that is given enough attention in research training. Jeromy ... [Read more...]

Fun with infochimps: Animated Blog Post Hit Map

December 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

In a few weeks I will be visiting Chicago, and JD Long—the organizer of the local R users group—has graciously invited me to give a presentation. Ostensibly, the presentation will be on my recently released infochimps package, so I thought it was a good time to start actually ... [Read more...]

Data visualization videos

November 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Probably everyone has seen Hans Rosling’s famous TED talk by now. I recently came across a couple of other exceptional talks on data visualization: Hans Rosling again: Let my dataset change your mindset. If only all statistics lecturers were this dynamic! David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization. Not ... [Read more...]

Animated Heatmap of WikiLeaks Report Intensity in Afghanistan

August 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Visualisation of Activity in Afghanistan using the Wikileaks data from Mike Dewar on Vimeo. The latest visualization of the WikiLeaks data compiled by our group is an animation of the intensity of report observations in Afghanistan over the six year period in the WikiLeaks data. Team member Mike Dewar did ... [Read more...]

How Google and Facebook are using R

August 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

This is an older (2009) video from the kickoff meeting of the San Francisco Bay Area R Users Group. It was a panel discussion within the Predictive Analytics World conference. Video courtesy by Ron Fredericks of LectureMaker (click on the … Continue reading →
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