Come Fly With Me (well, not really) — Comparing Involuntary Disembarking Rates Across U.S. Airlines in R

By now, word of the forcible deplanement of a medical professional by United has reached even the remotest of outposts in the #rstats universe. Since the news brought this practice to global attention, I found some aggregate U.S. Gov data made a quick, annual, aggregate look at this soon after the incident: Overall annual boarding… Continue reading

R⁶ — Snow Day Facets

Back in 2014 I blogged about first snowfall dates for a given U.S. state. It’s April 1, 2017 and we’re slated to get 12-18″ of snow up here in Main and @mrshrbrmstr asked how often this — snow in May — has occurred near us. As with all of these “R⁶ posts, expository is minimal and… Continue reading

hrbrthemes 0.1.0 is now on CRAN

I’m pleased to announce the inaugural release of my hrbrthemes (0.1.0) package on CRAN The primary goal of said package is to provide opinionated typographical and other aesthetic defaults for ggplot2 charts. Two core themes are included: theme_ipsum() – an Arial Narrow-based theme theme_ipsum_rc() – a Roboto Condensed-based theme. The Roboto Condensed Google Font comes… Continue reading

Putting It All Together

The kind folks over at @RStudio gave a nod to my recently CRAN-released epidata package in their January data package roundup and I thought it might be useful to give it one more showcase using the recent CRAN update to ggalt and the new hrbrthemes (github-only for now) packages. Labor force participation rate The U.S…. Continue reading

ggalt 0.4.0 now on CRAN

I’m uncontainably excited to report that the ggplot2 extension package ggalt is now on CRAN. The absolute best part of this package is the R community members who contributed suggestions and new geoms, stats, annotations and integration features. This release would not be possible without the PRs from: Ben Bolker Ben Marwick Jan Schulz Carson… Continue reading