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Optimizing a Pokémon team with simulation

Emily Robinson recently took up Pokémon on Nintendo Switch: I recently started playing Pokémon again – “Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee” on the Nintendo Switch to be specific. In the classic Pokémon games, you have a team of 6 Pokémon that you use to battle against other trainers. In battles, type match-ups are very important, as some types of moves are “super effective” against other types. For example, fire moves are...

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✚ How to Make a Polar Density Plot in R

With cyclical data, a circular format might be useful. Combine that with a smooth density to reduce noise, and you got yourself a plot. Read More

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✚ How to Make Baseline Charts in R

By shifting the baseline to a reference point, you can focus a line chart on relative change, which can improve the visibility of smaller categories. Read More

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✚ Select Your Weapon (The Process #48)

Some people love the Tidyverse in R. Others are less fond of it. For me, the more tools the better. Read More

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What is R, what it was, and what it will become

Roger Peng provides a lesson on the roots of R and how it got to where it is now: Chambers was referring to the difficulty in naming and characterizing the S system. Is it a programming language? An environment? A statistical package? Eventually, it seems they settled on “quantitative programming environment”, or in other words, “it’s all the things.” Ironically, for a statistical environment, the first two versions did not...

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Damian Lillard’s Game-Winner in Context

Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers hit a crazy game-winner the other night. The game was tied, the clock was winding down, and Lillard pulled up from a thousand feet away for the win. Lillard’s straight-faced reaction was as good as the shot. Here’s how that shot matches up with all of the other threes Lillard has made during his playoff career: Just nuts. The R code, in case you’re...

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✚ How to Make a Bump Chart in R

Visualize rankings over time instead of absolute values to focus on order instead of the magnitude of change. Read More

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Hatching image effect in R

Here’s a fun thing to try in R. Jean Fan posted some code snippets where you can load an image file and the result uses a hatching technique to recreate the image with shapes. See also: Using the traveling salesman problem to re-sketch images. Tags: hatching, R

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✚ How to Make Dot Timelines in R

For when you want to show the occurrence of events over time. Read More

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✚ How to Make a Mosaic Plot in R

Also known as a Marimekko diagram, the mosaic plot lets you compare multiple qualitative variables at once. They can be useful, sometimes. Read More

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