voteogram Is Now On CRAN

Earlier this year, I made a package that riffed off of ProPublica’s really neat voting cartograms (maps) for the U.S. House and Senate. You can see one for disaster relief spending in the House and one for the ACA “Skinny Repeal” in the Senate. We can replicate both here with the voteogram package (minus the… Continue reading

U.S. Drought Animations with the “Witch’s Brew” (purrr + broom + magick)

This is another purrr-focused post but it’s also an homage to the nascent magick package (R interface to ImageMagick) by @opencpu. We’re starting to see/feel the impact of the increasing drought up here in southern Maine. I’ve used the data from the U.S. Drought Monitor before on the blog, but they also provide shapefiles and… Continue reading

Easier Composite U.S. Choropleths with albersusa

Folks who’ve been tracking this blog on R-bloggers probably remember [this post](https://rud.is/b/2014/11/16/moving-the-earth-well-alaska-hawaii-with-r/) where I showed how to create a composite U.S. map with an Albers projection (which is commonly referred to as AlbersUSA these days thanks to D3). I’m not sure why I didn’t think of this earlier, but you don’t _need_ to do those… Continue reading

Zellingenach: A visual exploration of the spatial patterns in the endings of German town and village names in R

Moritz Stefaner started off 2016 with a [very spiffy post](http://truth-and-beauty.net/experiments/ach-ingen-zell/) on _”a visual exploration of the spatial patterns in the endings of German town and village names”_. Moritz was [exploring some new data processing & visualization tools](https://github.com/moritzstefaner/ach-ingen-zell) for the post, but when I saw what he was doing I wondered how hard it would be… Continue reading