Some people love the Tidyverse in R. Others are less fond of it. For me, the more tools the better. Read More
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...
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...
Visualize rankings over time instead of absolute values to focus on order instead of the magnitude of change. Read More
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
Also known as a Marimekko diagram, the mosaic plot lets you compare multiple qualitative variables at once. They can be useful, sometimes. Read More
Edward Tufte criticized R for not being able to do some things typographically. It came in a tweet and was likely misunderstood. I got a clarification from the man himself. Read More