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Where is the centre of University of Oxford?

University of Oxford has over 800 years of history to it, but if you want to organise a meeting at the centre of campus… where do you meet?

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Keeping secrets in blogdown

Keeping API keys and passwords secret in a blogdown blog using the static/ folder and the secret package.

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Using ggmap after July 2018

ggmap is an awesome package for creating maps with ggplot2. If you’ve seen a nice looking map built with ggplot2 I can almost guarantee you that it uses ggmap to look that good. The ggmap package is …

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Christmas Drinks ggplot2 Advent Calendar 2018

There are just about 24 Christmassy hot drinks available in the big UK cafes. I’ve made an advent calendae of them in ggplot2, read this post to find out how to do the same.

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Crawling DOI from a SAGE

Citable Author Martin John Hadley (orcid.org/0000-0002-3039-6849) Citable Data Scrapes a delicate URL scheme from SAGE Publishing Citable Code .Rmd on GitHub Recently a friend told me they …

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Organising meetings and email signatures

Recently, Visible Data started using a fairly profesh looking signature in our emails. Each signature includes a link to the consultant’s availability via the excellent FreeBusy service. […] …

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At Visible Data *we* do...

There are so many awesome folks in the #rstats community that I respect and have learned from over the last 3 years, I owe a lot of my development and growth to the great community behind #rstats. …

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Great circles with sf and leaflet

Great circles are the shortest journeys between two points on a map, which can be easily computed and manipulated through the use of the excellent sf library, and visualised interactively with leaflet.

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Crawling with tidygraph

In this blogpost I use crawling the internal links between pages in the University of Oxford’s Research Data website as an excuse for finally getting to grips with tidygraph and ggraph

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