Tag Archives: visualization

Introducing the healthvis R package - one line D3 graphics with R

We have been a little slow on the posting for the last couple of months here at Simply Stats. That’s bad news for the blog, but good news for our research programs! Today I’m announcing the new healthvis R package … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (1/27/2013)

Wisconsin is decoupling the education and degree granting components of education. This means if you take a MOOC like mine, Brian's or Roger's and there is an equivalent class to pass at Wisconsin, you can take the exam and get … Continue reading

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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (9/9/12)

Not necessarily statistics related, but pretty appropriate now that the school year is starting. Here is a little introduction to “how to google” (via Andrew J.). Being able to “just google it” and find answers for oneself without having to resort … Continue reading

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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (9/2/2012)

Just got back from IBC 2012 in Kobe Japan. I was in an awesome session (organized by the inimitable Lieven Clement) with great talks by Matt McCall, Djork-Arne Clevert, Adetayo Kasim, and Willem Talloen. Willem’s talk nicely tied in our … Continue reading

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How do I know if my figure is too complicated?

One of the key things every statistician needs to learn is how to create informative figures and graphs. Sometimes, it is easy to use off-the-shelf plots like barplots, histograms, or if one is truly desperate a pie-chart.  But sometimes the information … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (4/22)

Now we know who is to blame for the pie chart. I had no idea it had been around, straining our ability to compare relative areas, since 1801. However, the same guy (William Playfair) apparently also invented the bar chart. … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (4/15)

Incredibly cook, dynamic real-time maps of wind patterns in the United States. (Via Flowing Data) A d3.js coding tool that updates automatically as you update the code. This is going to be really useful for beginners trying to learn about … Continue reading

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R and the little data scientist's predicament

I just read this fascinating post on _why, apparently a bit of a cult hero among enthusiasts of the Ruby programming language. One of the most interesting bits was The Little Coder’s Predicament, which boiled down essentially says that computer … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (3/4)

A cool article on Github by the folks at Wired. I’m starting to think the fact that I’m not on Github is a serious dent in my nerd cred.  Datawrapper - a less intensive, but less flexible open source data … Continue reading

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A wordcloud comparison of the 2011 and 2012 #SOTU

I wrote a quick (and very dirty) R script for creating a comparison cloud and a commonality cloud for President Obama’s 2011 and 2012 State of the Union speeches*. The cloud on the left shows words that have different frequencies between … Continue reading

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