Using a spiral might not be the best way to encode data. But here's how to do it anyway. Just in case. Read More
Quickly see what's below and above average through the noise and seasonal trends. Read More
Using R, we look at how your decreased interaction with others can help slow the spread of infectious diseases. Read More
Network graphs are a good way to find structure and relationships within hierarchical data. Here are several ways to do it. Read More
The decade is almost done. You’re sitting there and you’re thinking: “I wish I could easily access the scripts from all seasons of The Office so that I could analyze the dialogue and relationships between characters.” Well, your wish is granted. Bradley Lindblad stuck all the scripts in an R package. It’s called schrute. Take that, 2019. Tags: R, scripts, The Office
Layout multiple charts in a single view. Then adjust the scales appropriately for maximum comparability and a unified graphic. Read More
Fill areas with varying line density to give more or less visual attention. With geographic maps, the technique is especially useful to adjust for population density. Read More
Joshua Rosenberg describes his one-day experience teaching R to 7th graders: [T]he activity worked albeit, as a very gradual introduction to using R. In combination with starting with modest goals, having the right tools (R Studio Cloud, R Markdown, and a suitable data set), I think, helped to make this work. 7th-graders can (start to) use R. The goal that Alex and I have is for students to be able...