Blogs

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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Recipes for learning

In this blogpost I introduce one of my favourite datasets, a treasure trove of 57,000+ recipes scraped from recipe websites for a fascinating research paper (DOI: 10.1038/srep00196) comparing how different cuisines choose ingredients. I first used this dataset in May 2015 to learn how to use R and continue to use it to test my understanding of new techniques and analysis.

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Reproducible Blogposts

In this blogpost I introduce a rating system for the reproducibility of blogposts, taking authorship, data and code all into account. All blogposts include a star rating at both the top and bottom of the post with a link to (at least) the .Rmd file responsible for generating the page.

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Where’s the love for htmlwidgets?

If you’ve never heard of them, htmlwidgets are an amazing part of the work that RStudio (plus ramnathv and timelyportfolio) have undertaken to make R a beautiful tool for doing data science and communicating things about your data. Using leaflet, plotly, highcharter and more it’s possible to create rich interactive charts, maps and other visualisations directly from R without having to learn JavaScript

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