Category Archives: discourse analysis

Exploration of Letter Make Up of English Words

This blog post will do a quick exploration of the grapheme make up of words in the English. Specifically we will use R and the qdap package to answer 3 questions: What is the distribution of word lengths (number of … Continue reading

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Shape File Selfies in ggplot2

In this post you will learn how to: Create your own quasi-shape file Plot your homemade quasi-shape file in ggplot2 Add an external svg/ps graphic to a plot Change a grid grob's color and alpha *Note get simple .md version … Continue reading

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qdap 1.3.1 Release: Demoing Dispersion Plots, Sentiment Analysis, Easy Hash Lookups, Boolean Searches and More…

We’re very pleased to announce the release of qdap 1.3.1 This is the latest installment of the qdap package available at CRAN. Several important updates have occurred since the 1.1.0 release, most notable the addition of two vignettes and some … Continue reading

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Sentence Drawing: Part II

In a recent blog post I introduced Stefanie Posavec‘s Sentence Drawings. We created this ggplot2 rendition: We left off weighing the aesthetics of the Sentence Drawing with information of quality visualizations. I asked others to think of ways to display … Continue reading

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Sentence Drawing: Function vs. Art

I recently was reading the book “Functional Art” and came across the work of Stefanie Posavec. Her Sentence Drawings (click here to see and click here to learn) caught my attention. Here is a ggplot2 rendition: From what I understand … Continue reading

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qdap 0.2.2 released

I’m very pleased to announce the release of qdap 0.2.2 This is the third installment of the qdap package available at CRAN. The qdap package automates many of the tasks associated with quantitative discourse analysis of transcripts containing discourse, including … Continue reading

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qdap 0.2.0 released

This is the first CRAN release of qdap (qdap 0.2.0) found here.  qdap (Quantitative Discourse Analysis Package) is an R package designed to assist in quantitative discourse analysis. The package stands as a bridge between qualitative transcripts of dialogue and … Continue reading

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Gradient Word Clouds

I like word clouds because they are visually appealing and provide a ton of information in a small space. Ever since I saw Drew Conway’s post (LINK) I have been looking for ways to improve word clouds. One of the … 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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