Monthly Archives: October 2012

Presidential Debates 2012

I have been playing with the beta version of qdap utilizing the presidential debates as a data set. qdap is in a beta phase lacking documentation though I’m getting there. In previous blog posts (presidential debate 1 LINK and VP … Continue reading

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How do I re-arrange…?: Ordering a plot.

One of the most widely seen FAQ coming across list serves and R help sites is the question: “How do I re-arrange/re-order (plotting geom/aesthetic such as bar/labels) in a (insert plot type here) using(insert graphics system here) in R?” . … Continue reading

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Vice Presidential Debates with qdap-beta

After the presidential debates I used the beta version of qdap to provide some initial surface level analysis (LINK to Presidential Debates with qdap-beta). In the comments of that post, annon (a commenter) provided a link to an analysis/visualization that … Continue reading

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Splitting and Combining R pdf Graphics

A question that often comes across various help lists is how to combine or split an output from an R graphics device. Maybe you have looped/combined multiple visuals into a single pdf to avoid cluttering your working directory and now … Continue reading

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Presidential Debates with qdap-beta

qdap brief intro For the past year I’ve been working on a package (qdap) to assist my field in quantitative discourse analysis; basically looking at patterns in language. It’s still a ways from being finished and lacks documentation (roxygen2 is … Continue reading

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