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

Cobble XPath Interactively with the xmlview Package

(If you don’t know what XML is, you should probably [read a primer](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XML) before reading this post,) When working with data, one inevitably comes across things encoded in XML. I’m in the “anti-XML” camp, but deal with my fair share of XML in “cyber” and help out enough people who have to work with XML… Continue reading