Tag Archives: R

Mapmaking resources

As I’ve hinted in the past (e.g., here and here), I really love a good map. Lately, a few colleagues have approached me for help with mapmaking. Despite each person’s focus on a different region or topic, I’ve found that … Continue reading

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Drawing dynamic visualizations

If you have half an hour to spare, here is a terrific talk by Bret Victor challenging the way scientists think about data visualization and presenting a vision for how best to move forward. Drawing Dynamic Visualizations from Bret Victor … Continue reading

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R number generation

On her blog, Christina Bergey has previously alluded to our discussions about number generation. I am posting my solution here, not because it is the best solution, but because it shows how R code can be written into Unix scripts … Continue reading

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R calculator in Terminal

Until recently, the Mac Calculator app was on my Dock (Mac’s version of a Start menu). It bugged me tremendously that an entire slot was occupied by a program much harder to use than my 15 year-old TI-34 scientific calculator. … Continue reading

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AAPA cities

The annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) takes place in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2013. After checking the website, I saw that the AAPA keeps a list of past meeting locations, among other things. How often have the … Continue reading

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