Category Archives: reports

Easily Make Multi-tabbed .xlsx Files with openxlsx

This is a quick script showing how to make multi-tabbed .xlsx files. I recently had the need to do this and used the flexible openxlsx package maintained by : Alexander Walker. The package is described by the author like this: … Continue reading

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rmarkdown: Alter Action Depending on Document

Can I see a show of hands for those who love rmarkdown? Yeah me too. One nifty feature is the ability to specify various document prettifications in the YAML of a .Rmd document and then use: The Problem Have you … Continue reading

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GitHub Package Ideas I Stole

One of my favorite sources of good ideas is looking at the GitHub repositories of others and modeling my repos after the good ideas I see others doing. Here's Steve Jobs on stealing ideas: In the past few weeks I've … Continue reading

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ggplot2 Choropleth of Supreme Court Decisions: A Tutorial

I don't do much GIS but I like to. It's rather enjoyable and involves a tremendous skill set. Often you will find your self grabbing data sets from some site, scraping, data cleaning and reshaping, and graphing. On the ride … Continue reading

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The Mechanics of Data Visualization

I recently presented about the mechanics of data visualization at the CLaRI Literacy Conference to a group of researchers, teachers and school administrators. The presentation is based on the work of Few (2012; 2009). While the presentation itself is not about … Continue reading

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Animations Understood

When I first saw a graphic made from Yihui’s animation package (Xie, 2013) I was amazed at the magic and thought “I could never do that”. Passage of time… One night I found myself bored and as usual avoiding work. … Continue reading

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reports 0.1.2 Released

I’m very pleased to announce the release of reports : An R package to assist in the workflow of writing academic articles and other reports. This is the first CRAN release of reports: The reports package assists in writing … Continue reading

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