Dataviz

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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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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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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