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

Exploring News Coverage With newsflash

I was enthused to see a mention of this on the GDELT blog since I’ve been working on an R package dubbed newsflash to work with the API that the form front-ends. Given the current climate, I feel compelled to note that I’m neither a Clinton supporter/defender/advocate nor a 🍊 supporter/defender/advocate) in any way, shape… Continue reading