Seen Elsewhere: 28th October 2016

Seen Elsewhere: 28th October 2016

Welcome back to Seen Elsewhere, my round-up of good stuff I’ve seen in R and data journalism this week.

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Asylum Seekers Are Usually Housed Away from London and the South East (Unless They Are Unaccompanied Children)

Walking through what’s left of the heart of the Jungle. The camp ‘Main St’ pic.twitter.com/8tYau41NST — Gavin Lee (@GavinLeeBBC) October 26, 2016 With the Calais Jungle being broken up and most of the migrants there sent elsewhere in France, it seems a good […]

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R for Journalists Is Now on Google+

You can find me here on Google+, with a slightly smaller profile pic to fit in with Google’s circular profile pictures. The last time I used Google+ was when I was training to be a journalist about four years ago, […]

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Londoners Take the Bus Far More Often Than the Rest of England (Adjusted for Population)

Londoners Take the Bus Far More Often Than the Rest of England (Adjusted for Population)

The last post came in for some criticism on /r/rstats, in particular from /u/fang_xianfu, who argued it merely showed that London has more people than the rest of the country.

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How Taking the Bus Is A London Thing

How Taking the Bus Is A London Thing

In our previous two–part series we looked at the melt function from the reshape2 package. The creator of the package, Hadley Wickham, pointed me towards tidyr and the gather function as a better alternative instead.

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Seen Elsewhere: 21st October 2016

Seen Elsewhere: 21st October 2016

I thought I’d start a weekly round-up of good uses of R I’ve seen elsewhere. We’ll start with four links this Friday: ComputerWorld’s R resources Cheat Sheet Longhow Lam’s use of scraping to show how cars lose value after you begin to rack up […]

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Review: DataCamp Introduction to R

Review: DataCamp Introduction to R

I took this free course as my first real introduction to the R programming language. I would highly recommend it for any beginner who wants a comprehensive overview of R.

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Melting Drugs Data: Part Two

Melting Drugs Data: Part Two

Before we begin: Hadley Wickham, the reshape2 package creator, pointed me in the direction of the tidyr package for melting data. I’ll take a look at it after this post. As promised from before, a look at @hadleywickham‘s reshape2 package […]

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Melting Drugs Data: Part One

Every year the Home Office, which is responsible for drugs policy, carries out an anonymous survey into use of illegal drugs in England and Wales.

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Is Unemployment Higher under Labour or the Conservatives?

Is Unemployment Higher under Labour or the Conservatives?

In the last post we discussed annotations on line plots. In this post, we are going to take it a step further and look at block annotations.

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